Italy struggled with high cases of coronavirus earlier this year as the pandemic came to a head. The country is now slowly recovering and has become more popular with tourists, including Britons. Italy is currency exempt from the Foreign Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential international travel.
“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks”, according to the FCO website.
Today, the FCO updated its information regarding the competition of self-declaration forms and entry requirements.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest update.
Entry to Italy from the UK is permitted with Britons no longer needing to justify their reasons for travelling.
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The website explains: “You should complete a self-declaration form before you travel to Italy.
“You must provide this to your airline/transport provider, or to the border police if you are stopped for checks.
“Entry to the country is still forbidden for visitors who have stayed in or transited through a small number of listed countries in the 14 days before arrival.
“If you have been outside the UK in the 14 days before your planned date of travel to Italy, you should check the current list of affected countries.”
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Anyone arriving in Italy directly from the UK is usually exempt from self-isolation rules, but there are some exemptions.
The website added: “You will need to self-isolate if, in the 14 days prior to your arrival in Italy, you have stayed in or transited through a country where Italy continues to require self-isolation.
“If these conditions apply to you, then you must report promptly to the local health authorities and self-isolate for 14 days.”
Approximately three million British tourists visit Italy every year.
It comes as countries across Europe are now concerned that they could be removed from the UK’s “air bridge” list.
France and Malta have all experienced sudden spikes in coronavirus cases which could put them at risk of being removed from the quarantine exemption list.
Belgium, Andorra and The Bahamas were all removed from the list yesterday.
The move was announced on Twitter by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
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However, Brunei and Malaysia were added to the “air bridge” list.
“From 04:00 on Tuesday, passengers arriving in England from these destinations will no longer be required to self-isolate”, Mr Shapps tweeted.
In Wales, the restrictions came into force from midnight tonight August 6.
Belgium’s total coronavirus cases stand at 72,016, Andorra has had 955 cases and The Bahamas has had 761 cases in total.
Source Daily Express :: Travel Feed