Italy Removed from UK Quarantine List

Italians could find themselves overwhelmed with an abundance of tourists from Great Britain & Ireland leaving their country. It was announced that Italy is being removed from the UK Quarantine List, meaning that San Marino & Vatican City are also unvisitable again. Restrictions are being enforced to guarantee that tourists arriving from Italy engage with self-isolation for fourteen days. It’s because Italy is preparing for their 2nd wave, with infection rates expected to reach standards seen from January to March.

Tourists from Great Britain that want tot ravel during the pandemic have a new option, with Parliament electing Crete Island for permittance on the “UK Travel Corridor List”. This list provided tourists with countries supporting common infections, meaning that fourteen-days of quarantine aren’t required when these individuals return to Great Britain or Ireland.
Travel advise for Italy, San Marino, and the FCDO has issued Vatican City.

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office confirmed that essential travel to these regions isn’t advised. Those travelling to these locations & breaking self-isolation protocols will receive notable fines. The first penalty is valued at £1,000.00. The second penalty is listed at £10,000.00. Those that commit a third offence will be awarded prison time upon their negative PCR test.

Selecting to remove Italy was in preparation of the nation experiencing similar cases to their first wave. Most British & Irish tourists were electing to avoid Italy anyways, with Italians supporting some of the highest infection counts worldwide. The financial fallout that Italy has experienced with its tourist sector has been extreme.

Italy’s Response

The Italian Tourist Minister has evoked that recovery of their marketspace required an urgent introduction of PCR Testing on the broadest scale. It’ll be the exclusive manner that Italy can convince nations like Great Britain & Ireland to permit them onto the “UK Travel Corridor List”. Without adequate coronavirus measures, most governments won’t elect Italy for tourism contention. The nation cannot sustain an additional eight months without visitors. Furloughed employees would effectively lose their job. After hearing that Italy has returned onto the quarantine list, disappointment has been expressed by tourism leaders.