Italy ready to welcome Brits from mid-May, with no quarantine

By Lisa James
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Italy has said British travellers will be able to visit the country from 16 May and will not be required to quarantine.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi told a press conference that British tourists who’ve been either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or who can provide a negative COVID test will be welcome.

The test must be taken within 48 hours of arrival and can be either a PCR or antigen test.

People who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 will be exempt from taking a test on arrival if they can present a certificate to show they’ve had COVID.

If the UK Government puts Italy on its ‘green list’, when it announces its traffic light system, British travellers should be able to go to Italy from 17 May, the earliest date the Government has said international travel from the UK can resume.   

The Italian National Tourist Board said: “We are delighted that Italy is once again ready and open for business,” adding: “We have implemented robust protocols to keep our visitors safe.”

“Given the latest announcement from the Prime Minister, we are hopeful that Italy will be on the UK government’s green list meaning holidaymakers will not have to quarantine on their return and will establish consumer confidence once more in visiting such a popular destination as Italy.”

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