Italy reimposes quarantine on UK arrivals

  • 19-06-2021, 09:30
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    INA- sources

    Italy reimposes quarantine on arrivals from the United Kingdom, while easing rules for other countries freely if they have Covid health permits.

    Italian ministry of health stated that the order will come into force on Monday, June 21.

    Health Minister Roberto Speranza wrote on Facebook: “I have signed a new order that introduces a five-day quarantine with a requirement to take a test for those coming from Britain, it would also allow entry for those arriving from the EU, the US, Canada and Japan who meet the requirements of the so-called Green Certificate issued by the EU.

    The Green Certificate is health certificate that proves that the traveler has received the vaccination, recovered from infection with Covid, or shows the negative test that he underwent, Speranza clarified.

    Speranza also mentioned that this order came after the United Kingdom, registered the emergence of the Delta variant, which is considered the most contagious, expanding the ban on entering his country, to include arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

    In a related issue, Italy expects to increase the number of tourists this summer to revive the tourism sector, which represents about 14 percent of GDP and has been greatly affected since the pandemic.