COVID-19: Italy abolishes quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers from UK | UK News

Travelers from the UK will no longer need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Italy if they are fully vaccinated and can test negative for COVID.

Italy’s health ministry said the mandatory five-day period quarantine will be scrapped from August 31st.

PCR negative or antigen coronavirus the test must have been carried out 48 hours before arriving in Italy – and at least 14 days must have passed since the administration of the second dose of the vaccine.

Existing restrictions for visitors from other countries will remain in place.

The country had introduced the restrictions on June 21 amid growing concerns over the Delta variantprevalence in UK.

Until August 30, anyone who has been in the UK for the previous 14 days must test negative to enter the country, self-isolate for five days, and then take another negative test to be released from quarantine.

Italy is on the UK’s four nation orange list.

This means fully vaccinated travelers returning from Italy to the UK must also show a negative test taken up to three days before travel.

Data released by Italian health authorities on July 20 showed that the Delta variant accounted for 94.8% of coronavirus cases in the country.

In the UK, this figure is over 98%.

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