Italy holidays: FCO issues major testing & quarantine update for travellers entering Italy

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Italy struggled with high cases of coronavirus earlier this year as the coronavirus pandemic came to a head. However, Italy managed to get its case rate under control and has subsequently become a favourite among tourists. Italy is currently exempt from Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential international travel.

“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks”, reads the website.

The FCDO added: “The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) have updated their country page for Italy relating to an increase in COVID-19 case numbers in Sardinia.”

Today, the FCDO updated its information on testing and quarantine arrangements for travellers entering Italy.

Here’s everything you need to know about the FCDO’s latest update.

Britons entering Italy do not have to justify their reason for travelling to the country.

However, all arrivals are being urged to complete a self-declaration form from the Ministry of Interior before they travel.

Travellers must give this to their airline or transport provider or to border police if they are stopped.

Some travelers are “forbidden” from entering the country if they have stayed or transited through certain countries in the two weeks before they arrive in Italy.