So what are the current travel rules for Britons – where should you not go?
The FCO updated their travel advice to Italy yesterday.
The Foreign Office stated: “The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Italy, due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) and in line with various controls and restrictions imposed by the Italian authorities on 9 March.
“British nationals remain able to depart Italy without restriction. Airports remain open throughout Italy.
“However, airline schedules are subject to change and some flights are being cancelled. Travellers are advised to check flight details with airlines.
“Additional restrictions include the closure of museums, cultural institutions and the suspension of all public gatherings and sporting events.
“Religious ceremonies and funerals are suspended. Ski facilities are closed. Childcare facilities, schools and universities are closed until 3 April. Restaurants and bars remain open with restricted hours and reduced seating.”
easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair, WizzAir and Alitalia are among airlines cancelling flights to Italy.
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