Italy scraps covid-19 quarantine for vaccinated travellers from UK

Quarantine for UK arrivals scrapped from 31 August.

Italy has scrapped the five-day quarantine for travellers from the UK who are fully vaccinated and show a negative covid-19 test.

The move is effective from 31 August, the Italian health ministry announced.

The negative coronavirus test must be taken 48 hours before arriving in Italy, and it must have been at least 14 days since the traveller received the second vaccine dose of the covid vaccine.

The passenger locator form is also still required.

Under previous restrictions, travellers from the UK were required to show a negative covid test, undergo compulsory self-isolation for five days on arrival, and then take another negative covid test to be released from quarantine.

The previous measures were introduced on 21 June in response to the threat from the Delta variant.

Italy's existing restrictions for travellers from other countries will remain in place.

For official information relating to the covid-19 situation in Italy - in English - see the health ministry website.