Foreign Office lifts advice against travel to Italy

The Foreign Office has changed its travel advice for Italy, pathing the way for Britons to go on holiday to the amber list country.

It said it had withdrawn advice against non-essential travel to the country based on “the current assessment of Covid-19 risks”.

As a result, Britons will now it find easier to get travel insurance when booking a late summer break.

However, travellers over the age of five travelling from the UK must still present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure and self-isolate for five days upon arrival.

This mandatory isolation is in place for UK visitors until the end of August.

It was extended by Italian health minister Roberto Speranza last month.

More: Italy extends five-day quarantine rule

According to the Foreign Office, around four million British nationals visit Italy each year.

Forest fires in Calabria and Sicily are currently a risk and the summer heatwave is forecasted to continue for the next few days, with temperatures expected to hit 41C.

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