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Getting Tested in Italy

Ultimo aggiornamento: 30 May 2022 15:00 GMT

For some destinations, you must have a COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test before you fly.

If you are ending your journey in Hong Kong:
If you are travelling from or via Italy and your journey ends in Hong Kong, you must have a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of your scheduled flight departure time and follow the Italian rules. Read more >   

If you are transiting through Hong Kong a PCR test is no longer required. 

Full travel requirements

Everything you require to travel can be found on our checklist page as well as our travel restrictions page. For information for travelling from Italy, you can consult Viaggiare Sicuri , the govenrment website in Italian. 

Testing partner  

Flying from Milan? To help you get prepared, you can book with our partner, your COVID-19 PCR-based nucleic acid test that meets the entry requirements for Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and other destinatoins.  


Book your test with Ambimed, a company specializing in health services dedicated to Travel Medicine, is present throughout Italy through a large network of sampling points. Ambimed Customer Service will assist you promptly by providing all the updated customs information to travel in total safety.

Services provided: 

  • Report in English guaranteed within 48 hours of testing, on request 24 hours from selected laboratories
  • Book your test at a special price for Cathay passengers

Just enter the promo code "CATHAY" in the space provided at the time of booking. 

Contact Ambimed, our partner for Travel Medicine.


Your wellbeing on board

We understand your concerns, and have introduced enhanced measures across every stage of the journey – from check-in to the cabin – so you can take off with confidence.


Learn more about Cathay Care >

Fly (worry) free with unlimited changes

If you’re trying to plan ahead, you can now book with greater peace of mind. We’re giving you the freedom to make unlimited changes to new tickets, without the usual change fees.

Discover more >