With the recent changes in UK rules and the amount of tests I have to take growing, I thought it would be best to get a second opinion on what I've planned:
- I am flying from Stansted to Treviso (Venice) on 12th December with Ryanair
- I am returning on the 15th December, also with Ryan air
- I am staying in Venice full time with my partner, we are both fully vaccinated
- I have paid for Test to Return antigen test and a Day 2 PCR test with an approved gov.uk partner for both of us.
- We have both filled out the Italian registration form.
- We will fill out Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before we enter the UK (and take our test to return at the same time).
- Self isolate until the Day 2 PCR test comes back negative.
- We also both have the NHS covid passport/QR through the NHS app.
I know I need to present to Ryanair a negative LFT/PCR test before departing the UK. But on all the Italian guidance nothing says it needs to be a "fit for travel" test, so can I present any lateral flow test (e.g. NHS one, since I take them multiple times a week anyway) or will Ryanair/Italy deny me entry for not having fit for travel test?
Is there anything else I need to know or do? I know the UK is on Italy's List D - which requires a negative test 48 hours before entry and proof of a full vaccine history.