Italy will lift rules on face masks and the Covid vaccine ahead of the May half-term

Italy’s Covid rules for tourists are expected to change in May as the country lifts its local restrictions and vaccination card requirements in time for the May half-term

A street vendor and a woman, both wearing face masks, walk past in front of the Colosseum in Rome on a sunny day
Italy will scrap face mask and vaccination card rules

Italy will end all of its local Covid restrictions in time for May halftimeincluding its regulations on face masks and vaccination cards.

Under current restrictions, face masks remain mandatory in all indoor venues. Meanwhile, people will also need a Green Pass, which includes proof of Covid vaccination or recovery, to gain access to venues such as bars, restaurants, hotels and more.

From May 1st, however, those rules are set to be lifted entirely, meaning you will no longer need a face mask and vaccination card for these popular venues.

The rules are set to be phased out over the coming weeks, with the aim of ending all restrictions by May 1 – just in time for Brits’ half-year break and, of course, the summer months.

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Italy already relaxed some of its travel rules earlier this month. Previously, only fully vaccinated travelers could visit without having to self-isolate on arrival, as well as arrivals with proof of recovery from Covid within six months of travel.

However, the country eased its restrictions to allow unvaccinated travelers to arrive without quarantine, provided they can show a negative Covid test. This can either be a PCR performed within 72 hours prior to entering Italy or a Rapid Lateral Flow performed within 48 hours.

Unvaccinated arrivals who have no proof of testing will be subjected to five-day isolation.

The Amalfi Coast in Italy



Of course, spring and summer can bring some of the best temperatures and sunny weather to visit Italy, whether you’re hoping to explore Lake Como, take a road trip along the Amalfi Coast, or book a city break to iconic spots like Rome, Florence or Venice.

Italy isn’t the only destination for British holidaymakers looking to book a well-deserved short break.

In recent weeks, the holiday options for the British have increased further Countries are relaxing their travel rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Where can I go on holiday from the UK now?

There are a multitude of Destinations lifting Covid testing rules for double-engraved Britons, including Greece, Portugal, France and Canada. Indeed some holiday hotspots no entry requirements at all.

Meanwhile, destinations like Australia and New Zealand, which have implemented some of the toughest border closures, are also reopening to holidaymakers.

Australia is Dropping Covid tests ahead of next month’s trip for vaccinated arrivals, while New Zealand will welcome back vaccinated British travelers from 11.59pm on May 1st with no quarantine, although you will be required to test yourself on arrival.

Travel rules can change quickly during the pandemic. Always check the latest Foreign Office travel advice for a destination before booking or traveling. Italy will lift rules on face masks and the Covid vaccine ahead of the May half-term

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