Italy’s government are preparing to impose new domestic restrictions to slow down a resurgence in Covid-19 infections. The stated aim, according to Italian Health Minister is to avoid having to reintroduce partial regional lockdowns as Delta variant infections rise.
As Italians prepare for the ferragosto 15 August holiday when many travel around Italy on vacation or to be with family and friends, the idea of having to reintroduce partial lockdown restrictions at least before the holiday period ends would only be a last line of defence.
Against that background it is seems almost an inevitability that the quarantine rules requiring those travelling to Italy from the UK will continue beyond 30 July when they are currently due to be reviewed. No formal announcement has been made, but given these priorities it is difficult to envisage any other outcome.
It is likely that a formal announcement will be made next week.