Italy imposes mandatory testing for all EU arrivals
Italy will tighten restrictions for arrivals from the rest of the EU from Thursday, requiring coronavirus tests of everyone and a five-day quarantine for those who are not vaccinated.
Previously, EU arrivals had to show proof of vaccination, recent recovery or a negative test.
The decree signed by the health minister, Roberto Speranza, late on Tuesday “provides for the obligation of a negative test on departure for all arrivals from European Union countries”, according to an official spokesperson.
“For the unvaccinated, in addition to the negative test, a five-day quarantine is planned.”
The new measures are valid from 16 December to 31 January.
Unvaccinated people arriving from outside the bloc must already quarantine, and tests are required of those with jabs.
For travel to Italy from the UK, no isolation is required with: