Italy drops all entry restrictions for tourists from today

Italy drops all entry restrictions for tourists from today
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From today (1 June), Italy is dropping all Covid-19 restrictions for international travellers entering the country, the Italian authorities announced on Monday.

Up until now, unvaccinated tourists still needed to get tested before travelling to Italy, but the country's Health Ministry said that this rule "will not be extended" beyond May.

This means that anyone wishing to travel to Italy no longer needs proof of vaccination against Covid-19, a recovery certificate or a negative test from now on. Completing a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is no longer required either, regardless of vaccination status.

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In early 2020, Italy was the first European country to be hit by Covid-19, which immediately resulted in very strict travel rules.

Most measures were already lifted this spring, but FFP2 face masks are still mandatory on all modes of public transport (planes, ferries, trains, metros, buses, etc), indoor shows, events, theatres, cinemas and concert halls, as well as in healthcare facilities and schools until 15 June, reports Italian media.

This means that while the EU lifted the obligation to wear a face mask on flights last months, airlines flying to and from Italy can still require passengers to wear masks until that date.

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