Latest travel restrictions in France, Italy and UK
Update. France will from August 9 enforce new legislation that will make a health pass compulsory to board a plane or travel on an inter-city train.
The pass has already been obligatory from July 21 for visits to museums, cinemas and cultural venues with a capacity of more than 50 people but it would also be obligatory in cafes, restaurants, flights and inter-city trains from August 9. You can find out more on the French government website
Italy Makes COVID Health Pass Mandatory for Unvaccinated People, Including Foreign Tourists.
Italy has decided to impose restrictions on all unvaccinated persons that do not hold the country’s ‘Green Pass’, which is an extension of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate. According to the National Tourism Agency of Italy, starting from August 6, everyone over the age of 12 must present the health pass in order to be allowed access to certain activities and services. Except for imposing restrictions on public places, it has been anticipated that in September, the country is also to consider making the Green Pass mandatory for travelling by plane, train, as well as for long-distance bus rides. You can find out more on the Italy government website
The UK has announced that fully-vaccinated travellers arriving from Europe and the US will no longer have to quarantine on arrival in England — except for those arriving from France. The new rule kicks in next Monday, August 2. Anyone arriving from France to England must continue to quarantine for 10 days, at home or in other accommodation, even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Up to now, all UK arrivals needed to show a negative PCR test, fill in a passenger locator form and quarantine for 10 days, or 5 days if they tested negative on day 5. You can find out more on the UK government website.