Italy is easing Covid travel rules for UK holidaymakers including Covid testing requirements and self-isolation rules for both vaccinated and unvaccinated Britons
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Visit Italy because holiday a little easier for Britons as the country has relaxed its Covid rules for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
The new changes go into effect today (March 1) and mean anyone aged six or older will need to show one of the following; proof of vaccination, negative PCR test performed within 48 hours prior to travel, rapid lateral flow test performed within 24 hours, or evidence of Covid recovery in six months via.
This means vaccinated Britons will no longer have to take a pre-travel test.
Meanwhile, the country has also changed the regulations so that if you can meet the above criteria, you will not be forced to self-isolate for five days upon arrival even if you are unvaccinated.
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Travelers who do not have proof of a Covid vaccination, test negative or recover will still need to self-isolate for five days, with a PCR test on the fifth day where a negative result will release you from the virus. isolation.
It should be noted that there are still some Covid regulations in Italy, such as masks being mandatory in the home (children five and under are exempt).
Meanwhile, until March 31, you’ll need your Super Green Pass to access restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and other locations.
This can get proof of vaccination or recovery – you can use a UK Covid card as long as there is a verifiable QR code. To be considered fully vaccinated, you need to get your last dose within 180 days, otherwise you will need a booster shot.
Children 11 and under are exempt from the need for a Super Green Pass – meaning children over this age will need to be vaccinated or have proof of recovery if they want to enter the sites.
You can find out more at the Foreign Office Latest Italy travel advice.
Where can I go on holiday from the UK right now?
Recent weeks have seen a number of holiday hotspots begin to ease their travel restrictions on Britons.
For example, Dubai, Greece, Portugal and France have eased pre-travel PCR tests for vaccinated travelers, while Iceland has taken it a step further by remove all its input rules for both vaccinated and unvaccinated holidaymakers.
The The UK’s own travel rules also change last month. Key changes include the removal of Covid tests for those who have been vaccinated, while unvaccinated travelers are no longer required to self-isolate for 10 days, although they are still required to do so. Do a Covid test before and after arrival (this can be either PCR or antigen testing).
It’s not just short-haul destinations. Destinations include Dubai, Sri Lanka, Canada, Vietnam and Australia have all reopened their borders and relaxed some of their travel restrictions, while New Zealand announced a phased reopening in 2022.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/italy-travel-restrictions-ease-brits-26354443 Easy Italian travel restrictions for Britons include Covid tests and self-isolation