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Covid test on arrival at Palermo Airport?

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Is it still required to do a covid test when we arrive at Palermo airport? We fly from The Netherlands to Palermo on the 4th of September and we are already fully vaccinated.

And when we fly back to the Netherlands? Do we need to do a covid test before we can enter the plane?

Thank you!

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The Ordinances requiring the antigen test on arrival in Sicily for the Netherlands, and a few other countries, are valid up to September 1, 2021 inclusive. There may or may not be a new ordinance in the next day or two, extending the tests for a further period of time. This ordinance would be available in PDF format on the Sicily Region website below. So, you could check there as time goes on. Note that the Palermo Airport website may not be updated as quickly as the Sicily Region website. There is no requirement to do a test when leaving Sicily, but check the Netherlands government website in case they require a test.

The Italian version of this site has the most recent info:

https://www.aeroportodipalermo.it/infocovid-2/

Sicily Region Covid ordinances:

https://www.regione.sicilia.it/la-regione-informa/covid-19-ordinanze-disposizioni-attuative

Edited: 30 August 2021, 21:42
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Can we also take a covid test in The Netherlands and show this at Palermo airport? Or is doing antigen test at Palermo aiport the only option?

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No, you have to do a test when you arrive. It applies to Netherlands, France, Greece, Malta, Spain, Portugal and USA. See below a recent report.

https://www.tripadvisor.ie/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k13657167-What_it_s_like_to_fly_into_Palermo_in_late_August_from_US-Sicily.html

Edited: 30 August 2021, 22:04
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The Antigen tests for arrivals at Palermo Airport are still in operation until September 30, 2021 inclusive for the same 7 countries, regardless of whatever test results or vaccination status you may already have.

Edited: 01 September 2021, 03:48
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