Can I travel to Italy? Latest Covid restrictions and quarantine rules

BRITS can finally go abroad again as restrictions are being eased across Europe.

We’ve explained the latest travel rules for Italy, including the current Covid restrictions in place.

Can I go on holiday to Italy?

Italy has welcomed Brits back, welcoming both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits.

If double-jabbed, Brits just need proof of vaccination, as well as a completed Passenger Locator Form and a negative Covid test, which can be a PCR or an antigen.

If unvaccinated, you will have to quarantine for five days on arrival, as well as complete the forms and required Covid tests.

Kids aged 17 and under do not have to quarantine if they are traveling with a fully vaccinated parent and have a negative Covid test, while kids under 6 do not need to have tests.

Brits will also need to check their passports due to the rules since leaving the EU – needing at least three months on it, and them not allowed to be more than 10 years old.

What are the rules to return to the UK from Italy?

The UK has lifted most of their travel restrictions, as well as scrapped the controversial red list which required a mandatory quarantine.

Brits currently returning to the country no longer need a pre-arrival test taken beforehand.

Travellers only need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form, and take a lateral flow test within the two days of being back in the UK.

Italy currently requires a “green pass” from anyone in the country to be able to visit restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.

This could soon be rolled out to include all shops and businesses, with authorities expected to enforce this next month.

Face masks must also be worn in outdoor spaces, as well as in busy public areas including cinemas, entertainment venues and sports stadiums.

Food and drink cannot be consumed in the indoor spaces, although kids under six are exempt from the mask rules.

Nightclubs are to remain closed until the end of the month.

There are still Covid restrictions in place in public spaces
Tourists have already returned to popular Italian hotspots