The Italian health ministry has dropped its quarantine requirement for British travelers—provided they are fully vaccinated. 

According to the new ordinance signed by Italian health minister, Roberto Speranza, UK travelers will no longer have to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and can show a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entering the country. They must have received their second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel. Unvaccinated travelers from the UK will still be required to present a negative test and self-isolate for five days. At the end of quarantine, they must produce a negative antigen or PCR test to stop self-isolating.

The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) in Rome
Vaccinated travelers from the UK no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival in Italy © Catarina Belova/Shutterstock

The new rules replace the self-isolation requirement implemented on June 21, which was imposed when the Delta variant spread rapidly through the UK. Travelers from countries on List D, including the Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada, must produce a negative PCR or antigen test taken in the 72 hours prior to entering Italy, even if they have a COVID-19 green pass or equivalent certification.

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Italy requires people dining indoors, visiting museums, theaters and cinemas or attending sports events to produce proof of vaccination, recent recovery from COVID-19 or a negative PCR or antigen test. It also requires arrivals to the country to fill out a digital passenger locator form. Up-to-date information on the country's entry requirements can be found on the Viaggiare Sicuri website here.

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