Italy has imposed new rules on British travellers just in time for the summer holiday season, thanks to the prevalance of the Delta strain across the UK. Italy has now introduced a mandatory quarantine for visitors from the UK, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Friday, as concerns grow over increasing cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant.
At the same time, Italy is lifting curbs on travellers from the United States, Canada, Japan and other European Union states if they had a COVID-19 green pass, the minister wrote on Facebook.
The news comes as England has postponed its proposed ‘Freedom Day’ originally on June 21, to July 19, following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
A number of European countries have placed restrictions on UK travellers taking holidays on the continent.
Italy is currently on the UK’s amber travel list, meaning a mandatory at home quarantine is required upon returning.