British tourists visiting Italy have been allowed to leave the quarantine zone provided they are fully vaccinated.
Roberto Speranza, the Italian health minister, has signed a new order that will allow UK travellers to no longer be required to go to quarantine. This applies to UK citizens who have been fully vaccinated, and can prove they were able to show a negative antigen COVID-19 or PCR test within 48 hours after entering the country. They must have had their second dose of vaccine at least 14 working days before they travel. Travellers from the UK who have not been vaccinated will still need to submit a negative test, and must self-isolate for five consecutive days. To stop self-isolating, they must submit a negative antigen test or PCR result at the end of quarantine.
Travelers from the UK who have been vaccinated are no longer required to isolate themselves upon arrival in Italy Catarina Belova/Shutterstock
These new rules replace the self isolation requirement that was in place on June 21 after the rapid spread of the Delta variant through the UK. Travelers from List D countries, such as Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore, must submit a negative PCR/antigen test within 72 hours before entering Italy. This is regardless of whether they have a COVID-19 green certificate or an equivalent.
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Italy requires that people who eat indoors, visit museums, theatres, cinemas, or attend sporting events must produce proof of immunization, recent recovery from COVID-19, or a negative antigen test or PCR. A digital passenger locator is required for all arrivals in Italy. The Viaggiare Sicuri website has the most current information about the country's entry requirements.
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