When you might need to get a Covid-19 test:
- before arrival on the VIU campus as per VIU Covid-19 Protocol. (Check the Co-Responsibility Pact for your program or contact your program coordinator)
- before traveling if evidence of a negative Covid-19 test is required
- if you are concerned that you may have come in to contact with someone who has tested postive for Covid-19.
- any event or ceremonies where evidence of a negative test are required or requested
- if you are not vaccinated and need a valid green pass
The information on this page is NOT for anyone who has symptoms indicative of a Covid-19 infection or who is a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid.
If you have symptoms, or you are a close contact, you are legally required to STAY HOME. Consult the "If you have symptoms" advice:
The Veneto Health Service is operating several test centers. Most require a booking, as of end of October 2021.
Italian Fiscal Code and ID required. If you are a student of the Globalization Program request your Fiscal Code from GP student services.
Consult locations, opening hours, and click through to book here. Choose language in top right in menu.
The locations in the "Venezia Centro Storico" are in the city center. There are centers in Piazza San Marco, Piazzale Roma, and Dorsoduro.
Book a Covid-19 antigen test through the pharmacies.
At many pharmacies in the city of Venice, it is possible to book an antigen test at the test center at the San Tomà civic center.
You must go in person to the pharmacy with ID, your Italian/European health card (if you have one), and/or your Italian Tax code (if you have one).
The availability of a test will depend on the demand, but it is usually available within 24-48 hours. If you need an antigen test for travel this is a good option as it can be booked in advance.
The following is an extract from the list, with one pharmacy per district.
Farmacia Santa Lucia
Farmacia Croce di Malta
Farmacia San Francesco
Venezia Santa Croce 181
Farmacia al Re d'Italia
Farmacia al Lupo Coronato
Farmacia ai due San Marchi
San Polo 2498/A
Farmacia del Redentore
Farmacia Santa Margherita
San Marco 3717
(test available at this pharmacy rather than test center)
Private clinics where you can get a Covid test (PCR or antigen)
All prices were accurate at the time of writing but may be subject to change.
Certificates valid for travel can be requested in Italian and English
Istituto Sherman - near Rialto Bridge (San Marco side)
San Marco 5369/a, 30124 Venezia
phone: +39 041 5228173
Antigen € 28. Same-day result
PCR €65. Result in 48 hours.
BIELO HUB - Piazzale Roma
Sestiere Santa Croce, 499
30135 Venezia (VE)
phone: +39 041 5237870
Antigen - €50
PCR - € 100
PCR 24-hour result - € 132