Italy announced on Friday that passengers from the UK will have to observe a brief quarantine again, while those from many other countries will be able to enter freely if they have the anti-Covid health pass.
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The mandatory quarantine for passengers from the UK will come into effect on Monday, June 21, the Department of Health said. “
Today I signed a new ordinance that allows entry from countries of the European Union and the United States, Canada and Japan with the green certificate
», Announced the Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza on Facebook.
The green certificate is a health certificate attesting to the vaccination, the cure or the negativity of an anti-Covid test, announced the minister.
Roberto Speranza also clarified that travelers from the United Kingdom, a country where the more contagious delta variant is widespread, will have to observe a five-day quarantine and undergo an anti-Covid test.
It also extended the ban on entry into the national territory for travelers from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
20% more tourists
Italy is expecting 20% more tourists this summer to try to revive the tourism sector which represents nearly 14% of GDP and has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to several government officials, the country plans to remove the requirement to wear a mask outside during the first half of July. Italy has administered more than 44 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines to date. Nearly 15 million people, or more than 27% of the population over the age of 12, are vaccinated, according to the website of the Ministry of Health.