UK Govt confirms new entry rules for Italy

By Lisa James
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The Foreign Office has updated its advice for travellers to Italy arriving from tomorrow.

New Italian travel rules mean that, from 1 March, non-EU travellers will no longer need to show a negative COVID test result to enter the country if they have valid proof of full vaccination.

Unvaccinated arrivals need a negative COVID test to gain entry.

The FDCO says that, from 1 March, all travellers  aged six and over, must show proof of vaccination or a  negative PCR test result taken within 48 of arrival/negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of arrival.

Alternatively, visitors can show a COVID-19 recovery certificate, which certifies recovery within the past six months.

Those who cannot provide any of the above must travel to their final destination in Italy by private transport, remain self-isolation for five days, call the COVID-19 regional telephone information hotline to notify the local health authority and take another PCR or rapid lateral flow test at the end of the five days’ self-isolation.

If the test is negative, visitors can leave self-isolation.

All arrivals from the UK into Sicily will need to undertake a rapid lateral flow test on arrival, which is administered by the local health authorities free of charge.

Regardless of vaccination status, anyone arriving in Italy by air, land or by sea may be subject to random COVID testing on arrival.

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