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UK Travellers Subject to Italy’s Quarantine Rules for Another Month

Italian authorities have announced that the self-isolation requirement imposed on arrivals from the UK has been extended until next month, meaning that all people entering Italy from the UK are required to remain in quarantine for five days after their arrival.

It was previously announced that the self-isolation requirement would only remain in place until July 30. However, based on the new announcement, this requirement will remain in place until August 30, reports.

“Those who stayed in or transited through the United Kingdom of Great Britain in the 14 days prior to entering Italy are required to undergo health monitoring and self-isolation for a period of five days,” the Italian Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Excluding quarantine requirements, the same ministry revealed that arrivals from the UK need to submit a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result which was taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy. However, it has been observed that children under the age of six are exempt from the pre-departure test requirement.

In addition, everyone is required to fill out a digital passenger locator form before entering Italian territory, as well as to undergo a second COVID test at the end of the five-day quarantine period.

Although the self-isolation requirement has been extended for people coming from the UK, exemptions apply to several groups of people, which are as follows:

Transport crew members On-board transport personnel Officials and agents Anyone who passes through Italy by private vehicle without staying for more than 36 hours in the country Everyone who enters Italy for work and health reasons without exceeding 120 hours (five days)

Regarding the health card, Health Secretary Roberto Speranza announced that the country will recognize vaccination certificates for travelers in the UK for all people who wish to attend public places.

“The mini-quarantine has been confirmed by Great Britain from which vaccination and recovery certificates can be used for the purposes of the Green Corridor on Italian soil,” the ministry said.

Previously, the Italian authorities announced that from August 6, everyone over the age of 12 will have to present a health permit in order to be allowed access to certain services and activities, such as restaurants, bars, museums, festivals and more.

Thus, UK travelers will have to follow the same rules if they wish to attend such venues, which means they will have to either provide a negative test result (no more than 48 years old), proof of recovery from illness, or a vaccination certificate.

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