Italy is the latest country to be removed from England’s ever-diminishing travel corridor, with the number of overseas destinations that can now be visited without restrictions reduced to four.
From Sunday (18 October) travellers will have to quarantine for 14 days when they return home. It is understood the changes will come into effect from 4am on Sunday, giving 24 hours’ more warning than recent corridor changes.
The move follows news that Italy recorded its highest daily tally of new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. Last week, Italy imposed new rules requiring visitors from the UK and other countries to provide evidence of a negative Covid test taken 72 hours before travel.
The announcement is the latest blow to holidaymakers who had hoped to visit Italy for this month’s half-term break or harboured hopes of a winter escape on the slopes.