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travelling to italy

Hello, thanks for any help with this. appreciate it!

I need to go to Milan in Italy and I've done all my research and found out what I need to do re covid. But I want to confirm something I came across here, and see if anyone agrees.

so there's this helpful quesitonnaire on the italian govt website that tells you what you need to do depending on your status and whatnot.

it's here https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

so it tells me that i can come to italy, and that i need a covid test. as expected! BUT it says this test can either be a PCR test OR an antigen test. this surprised me tbh, i thought it would be PCR test only

so basically I just wonder if anyone can confirm this, that an antigen test is ok. because i'd hate to get to the border (im going by road) and have the guards turn me back coz i got a cheapy antigen test and not a PCR test.
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Re: travelling to italy

Antigen test is enough. No need for PCR
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Re: travelling to italy

hey thanks so much. great!

do you by any chance happen to know if the border cops ask your reasons for travelling?

i ask because there is no requirement to fill out a form explaining my reasons, so i wondered if there is a requirement for them to ask me.
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Re: travelling to italy

Here is the form https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/d..._maerz_deu.pdf
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Re: travelling to italy

oh wow great thanks so much. my research wasnt as good as i thought it was tbh
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Re: travelling to italy

in all honestly you'll most likely need neither. i've crossed dozens of times and not once been asked to show a test.

in fact there are exceptions listed on there anyway. if you couldn't get a test and are returning in some short period of time you don't need one either.
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Re: travelling to italy

My wife was stopped for not having the PCR, and she is a native Italian speaker!

Friday I will go (or at least try) with my daughter with no test, but with the forms, to pick up a car that I overwinter at a friend's in Campione.

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in all honestly you'll most likely need neither. i've crossed dozens of times and not once been asked to show a test.

in fact there are exceptions listed on there anyway. if you couldn't get a test and are returning in some short period of time you don't need one either.
no wonder Italy is going back into confinement in many areas
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