Italy holidays: PM Draghi says holidays in Italy are back – when can I travel to Italy?

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Travel between Italian regions has been strictly restricted for much of the year to fight the virus. But with case numbers falling, the Government is hoping to bring in visitors over the summer with so-called vaccine passports. It comes before the EU has had its chance to implement its own health pass system, which is expected in the middle of June.

Mr Draghi said it was important to provide clear, simple rules to ensure that tourists can once again travel freely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “Waiting for the European Certificate … we have a national green pass that will enable people to move from region to region and will be operational by mid-May, so let us not wait until mid-June for the EU pass.

“In mid-May tourists can have the Italian pass … so the time has come to book your holidays in Italy.”

The EU pass is for use between EU countries, to make travel between the member states easier and with less Covid risk.

It is expected to require travellers to have proof of vaccination, a recent negative test, or proof of recent infection of the virus.

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All levels will require coronavirus tests to take place, whether the holidaymaker has had a vaccine or not.

Those holidaying in green countries will need to take a test before departure, as well as a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival back into the UK, but will not be required to quarantine at home or in a hotel.

Those travelling to amber countries will need to quarantine for 10 days when they return from their holiday, as well as do the two tests above.

There will also be an option to take an additional test, which must be paid for, on day five of the isolation, which will allow holidaymakers to be let out early from quarantine if it comes up negative.

Those travelling from red list countries will need to quarantine in a designated, managed hotel when they return, at their own expense.

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