COVID-19 Fit To Fly - Italy

Posted: 11/10/2020

Travellers to Italy are now being asked to produce a negative PCR test certificate in order to enter the country.

A PCR test certificate suitable for travel to Italy can be obtained via one of two services:

Home Test Kit (PCR Swab)

We provide you with a PCR test self-test kit. You are provided with a laboratory certificate confirming: Date of sample (self-certified), Date of lab results, Test type and Laboratory accreditation.

  • Price: £175
  • Sample collection: Self-test
  • Results timeline: 24 hours from receipt at lab (for samples returned to Mayfield Clinic, we courier each weekday at 4PM. Samples should arrive at the lab by midday the next day, and typically take 12-24 hours from this point. We send samples by tracked courier and advise patients returning directly to use Royal Mail Tracked24)
  • Kit collection: Collected from Summertown or posted
  • Sample return: Drop back to clinic in Summertown before 3PM Monday-Friday (into letterbox to the right of the front-door), or sent via Special Delivery or Royal Mail Tracked 24 directly to the laboratory
  • How to order: Please order here


GP-led Testing (PCR Swab)

Our Doctors will oversee the PCR swab process. You are provided with two certificates (1) A GP-letter confirming: Your identity (including passport number if required), Time and date of sample and Certification of correct collection of the sample and (2) a laboratory certificate confirming: Date of sample (self-certified), Date of lab results, Test type and Laboratory accreditation.

  • Price: £285
  • Sample collection: Overseen by a GP
  • Results timeline: 24 hours from receipt at lab (We courier each weekday at 4PM. Samples should arrive at the lab by midday the next day, and typically take 12-24 hours from this point. We send samples by tracked courier)
  • Requirements: Please bring photo ID to your appointment
  • How to access: Please book an appointment here for a specific time, or you can buy a walk-in appointment here and attend any weekday 1.30-2PM and you'll be soon as soon as a Doctor is available


The laboratory's target turnaround time is 24 hours from the time that the sample reaches the laboratory. Unfortunately we are unable to make any guarantees about the turnaround time, accept responsibility for delays or accelerate the testing timeline. We advise that you leave as long as possible between your appointment and date of travel and to avoid travelling at the weekend as we are not open on Saturday and Sunday.

Please review the information above, and if in doubt about your certificate requirements we recommend booking the GP-led testing, as they can adapt their letters to meet your country's requirements.

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