Most Covid-19 test requirements have been dropped, but if you still need one, testing is easy and results are fast. If testing is easy and results are fast, but where do you get a Covid-19 test in Florence? Don’t stress, I have you covered. This article will explain testing requirements to return to the USA from Florence, Italy, where and how to get an antigen test, and even how you can book and reserve your test online today!
Update June 12, 2022: As of midnight on June 12, 2022, the United States will no longer require a negative Covid-19 test result for travelers flying into the U.S. If you are traveling elsewhere, please check with your local authorities, airline, or cruise ship for current requirements.
Update April 30, 2022: All Covid-19 restrictions to enter Italy have been dropped for all travelers. Please check specific rules at hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
Update March 2022: Starting March 1, 2022, you only need to present a vaccine card to enter the country without quarantine or random testing. Unvaccinated travelers must show a negative test result and quarantine for five days upon arrival and test again at the end of those five days. These rules are expected to be relaxed even further on April 30, 2022.
Click the button below to reserve your Covid-19 rapid antigen test for the day before your departure from Italy.
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Covid-19 Test at a Local Pharmacy
Stress Free | Convenient | Travel Compliant | Super Central Location
There is no doubt that booking and paying for your Covid-19 test for your return to the USA or onward travel will give you peace of mind. The Tour Guy has partnered with a local pharmacy in the center of Florence to make it easy for all travelers who need a Covid-19 test to travel to and from Florence, Italy.
If you are staying anywhere in Florence, or just passing through, the location is convenient. The test reservation is for a rapid antigen test, and the results are given within an hour. The test sample is taken as a nasopharyngeal swab. Booking this method now is the most stress-free option for getting a Covid-19 test in Florence.
Private Clinic Covid-19 Tests in Florence
PCR Test | Quick Results | Various Locations
I’ve had great experiences at private clinics and recommend them in Italy, especially if you need them for a PCR test. Synlab has several labs throughout Italy in the major cities, and you can book everything online.
In Florence, there are several locations. Receipt of PCR results is within 24-36 hours, but you can pay extra to expedite the results within 24 hours. The site is in Italian so if you don’t speak the language, use a browser that will translate.
Cost: €50 (plus €50 for 24-hour results)
Covid-19 Tests at a Local Pharmacy
Mostly Appointment Only | Easy Option | Convenient Location
The local option for a rapid antigen Covid test in Florence is a pharmacy, and there are locations throughout the city. Due to the popularity and increased demand, many pharmacies require an appointment.
The tests take 15 minutes to administer, and results are received either in person or digitally within an hour. Don’t forget to bring your passport or identity papers with you to your test.
Bonus: Take-Home Tests
Take-home tests purchased in drug stores before leaving the USA are becoming increasingly popular. I think they are a good backup option. They cost about the same as a test in Italy and can take about the same time as getting a Covid-19 test in Italy.
The most significant caveat is that you never know how long it will take. The tests that are acceptable for travel require an online consultation. For more information on my experience with take home tests see my article on getting a COVID test in London.