Italy becomes latest country to re-open to all visitors

By Linsey McNeill
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Italian authorities have confirmed all COVID-related entry restrictions will be dropped from 1 June.

It will join 19 other EU countries that allow test and vaccine-free entry.

The news was announced by the Ministry of Health.

It said the green (COVID) pass will no longer be required for entry to Italy from Wednesday.

All travellers, regardless of their country of origin, will be allowed to enter Italy without vaccinations, recovery certificates or COVID tests.

Italy became one of the strictest countries in Europe for entry due to its high infection rates during the early part of the pandemic.

Until Wednesday, all arrivals have to prove they’ve been vaccinated or recently recovered or tested negative for COVID-19.

However, tomorrow it will join 19 other European countries in re-opening its borders to all visitors. These are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The Foreign Office has yet to update its travel advice for Italy to reflect the changes.

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