All personnel are advised to thoroughly check their travel arrangements given the unpredictable nature of the COVID situation in the UK and around Europe. All personnel should carry with them SOFA Cards/Stamps/Letters, NATO Travel Orders and NATO ID Card when crossing borders. Always check the Host Nation travel advice before taking the journey. Early reports are that travelling from the UK to France could be severely restricted from as early as Saturday 18 Dec 21. This has not yet been reflected on the UK Gov website.
TRAVEL TO UK DIRECT FROM ITALY
Entry requirements for arrival in the UK from Italy remain unchanged since the last announcement on 7 Dec 21. They can be found at this link Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). This link offers further advice on travel to other parts of the UK too.
TRAVEL FROM UK DIRECTLY TO ITALY
Below is an extract from this link Entry requirements – Italy travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) which provides the updated requirements for entry to Italy from the UK.
If you can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated
If you travel from the UK and can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Italy without needing to self-isolate. In addition:
- you must fill in the passenger locator form (EU PLF)before you enter Italy to get a QR code to show to your travel provider and Border Police. You can ask for paper form if you do not have an electronic device
- you must show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy OR a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours before entering Italy.
If you are not vaccinated, exempt from vaccination or cannot demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated
If you are not fully vaccinated, to enter Italy from the UK you must:
- fill in the passenger locator form (EU PLF)to get a QR code to show to your travel provider and Border Police. You can ask for paper form if you do not have an electronic device
- show evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within 48 hours before entering Italy
- notify the Prevention Department of the local health authority of your entry into Italy. See COVID-19 Numeri verdi regionalifor the contact details of local Italian health authorities
- travel to your final destination in Italy by private transport only
- remain in self-isolation for 5 days
- take another PCR or antigen test at the end of the 5 days’ self-isolation