The Italian government has announced that the requirement for all travellers from the UK to quarantine for five days after arrival was being extended.
The requirement will now extend into August.
Italy initially reinstated quarantine and double-testing requirements for all arrivals from the UK on June 21st amid concern about the Delta variant.
That rule was meant to be eased on Friday July 30th, however on Thursday evening the country’s Minister of Health Roberto Speranza announced that compulsory quarantine would remain in place for all arrivals from the UK including those who are fully vaccinated.
The rule will be in force until August 30th.
Mr Speranza said: “I have just signed an order extending the restrictive measures regarding entry into Italy from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Brazil.
“The 10-day quarantine for non-European countries is confirmed, except for those on the EU-recommended list for which quarantine is reduced to 5 days.
“Mini quarantine is confirmed also from Britain.”
On a more positive note for travellers, Italy has agreed to recognise the vaccination certificates or health passes for travellers from the UK for use in Italy.
Mr Speranza said: “Vaccination and health certificates can be used for green pass purposes in Italian territory. For the European countries and Schengen area, as well as Canada, Japan, and the United States, the green pass requirements entry regime is extended.”