//Italy opens up to Brits

Italy opens up to Brits

Britons can return from June 3 without quarantining.

The Italian Tourist Board has announced British visitors are able to travel to Italy with no quarantine restrictions from this week.

Italy, which is Europe’s second-worst hit, after the UK, according to official figures, has been easing lockdown since May 18.

Museums, attractions, parks & gardens, as well as bars, restaurants and ice cream shops have all now opened up and comply with a strict set of new guidelines and protocols respecting social distancing at all times. 

Beach resorts, gyms, swimming pools and sports centres also opened.

However, the FCO currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.

Flavio Zappacosta, manager for UK and Ireland said: “The tourism industry is one of Italy’s key economy drivers so it is with utmost importance that we open for business as soon as it is safe to do so. We know how popular Italy is for Brits and hope we can inspire them to start to plan and book an Italian holiday this year.”

On June 15, theatres, concert halls, cinemas and other outdoor spaces will also open their doors to the public.

Performances must be held with pre-assigned and spaced seats, on condition that both staff and spectators respect social distancing measures. Outdoor shows will allow a maximum of 1,000 spectators and for indoor performances, 200 people will be allowed.

Visitors to Italy are advised that it is mandatory to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including public transport or anywhere where they may not be able to exercise social distancing.