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Old 30.05.2021, 08:45
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Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

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I can't seem to find this information anywhere. We are traveling to Milan at the beginning of June, for a short city break. It's clear that Mrs GB and myself need a negative test, however, I cannot find out if my 5 year old needs one.


I believe that the threshold is usually 6 years in other countries. Does anyone know what the threshold is for Italy?
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Old 30.05.2021, 08:55
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

According to this https://wiki.unece.org/display/CTRBSBC/Italy and an article in the Local, children under 2 are exempt.
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Old 30.05.2021, 09:08
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According to this https://wiki.unece.org/display/CTRBSBC/Italy and an article in the Local, children under 2 are exempt.
Information is not that clear, eg do vaccinated need a test? And by road is another case....
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Old 30.05.2021, 09:24
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Information is not that clear, eg do vaccinated need a test?
Yes, though that may change in the future.

It's 2 for children, so 5 = test.

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Old 30.05.2021, 15:07
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

I only hope it's not PCR test they want from 5-years old
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I only hope it's not PCR test they want from 5-years old
rapid antigenic test is OK too, although I don't see the difference it's still a Q-tip up your nose.
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Old 30.05.2021, 23:41
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I only hope it's not PCR test they want from 5-years old
no but it still needs to be done by a professional, no self-test, so still q-tips up the nose.

And because this isn't required and foreseen for small kids in CH, i read you have to go to a pediatrist to do it. They got swamped in ticino the first weeks.
A big mess as usual with compatibility of covid rules.
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

Funny, if we drive, we don't need any tests or paperwork, but the tunnel on a long weekend is an absolute no-go!
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

do you have a link for that? We were in Italy few weeks ago and we needed tests. No quarantine though.

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Funny, if we drive, we don't need any tests or paperwork, but the tunnel on a long weekend is an absolute no-go!
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Old 31.05.2021, 11:16
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

I think that I may have confused the rules on entering Italy. It seems that you do need a negative test, regardless of mode of transportation.

From Italy to Switzerland, however, it's only by plane that you need a negative test.

Apologies for the confusion!
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

I don't get it though, are the border guards stopping every car asking for a test result? There would be a stau from there to zurich no?

Has anyone recently been over the italian border? I have been several times to Germany in the last month and no one bothered to ask me anything at the border.
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I don't get it though, are the border guards stopping every car asking for a test result? There would be a stau from there to zurich no?

Has anyone recently been over the italian border? I have been several times to Germany in the last month and no one bothered to ask me anything at the border.
They do and they don't, my wife is in Italy again for a long weekend, this time she was checked at the border, other times by local cops. (Swiss plates sort of stick out)

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Old 31.05.2021, 14:06
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Funny, if we drive, we don't need any tests or paperwork.
Yes, you do.

My wife went on Friday, to return on Wednesday, test and paperwork required (she drove, and they checked).

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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

There are so many families with kids taking holidays near us - I wonder if it's because they want nice weather and don't want to subject their children to testing if they opt to go to Italy.

Traffic can be brutal. I see loads of people travel by train.
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

There is a lot of information on this page.
http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/...-tourists.html

If you look at the "travel around Italy section" and the "Covid 19 green certifications" it says that everyone over the age of 2 must have a negative antigen test.

I am happy for someone to find a link showing something different to save my kids having to do the test..
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Old 01.06.2021, 08:39
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everyone over the age of 2 must have a negative antigen test.
This is correct, though things may change at the end of the month.

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Old 01.06.2021, 19:52
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

I heard from an Italian that people who have the vaccination certificates don't need to quarantine nor have a negative test as of Monday. I don't see this information anywhere though and I keep reading that the test is still required. Does anyone know about the rules if you have the vaccination certificates?
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

It was in the news late last night that Swiss residents living withing 60Km of the Italian border can (from today, 3rd June) enter Italy for 24 hours without proof of a test. They will still, however, need to fill out the passenger locator form that can be found here:

https://app.euplf.eu/#/
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Re: Travelling to Italy - Do children need a negative test?

So we are weighing up a trip to Italy in July travelling via rail.

I know we need a negative PCR test before we go, but I am unsure where we get this done? Has anyone done this recently and if so how much were they charged?

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It was in the news late last night that Swiss residents living withing 60Km of the Italian border can (from today, 3rd June) enter Italy for 24 hours without proof of a test. They will still, however, need to fill out the passenger locator form that can be found here:

https://app.euplf.eu/#/
Actually, it 60km from home to destination in Italy, not just the border.

(it was not clear initially, but now it is).

My wife went yesterday, and again today.

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