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Italy holidays: FCO issues coronavirus test warning to Britons travelling to Sardinia

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Italy’s coronavirus cases have remained relatively low in recent months. It’s only now, in the last few weeks that the country’s cases have begun to slowly rise. But despite the slow increase, Italy’s coronavirus case rate over a seven-day period is still low compared to other countries.

Now, the FCDO has issued a new warning for those travelling to the beautiful island.

It said: “If you are travelling to the island of Sardinia, you are also required by the local authority to demonstrate that you have received a negative COVID test in the last 48 hours, or agree to take one when you arrive in Sardinia.

“You also need to register your trip in advance.

“More information on these requirements is available on the regional website of Sardinia.”

The regional website of Sardinia says that all those arriving in Sardinia have to use a specific online form to register.

It reads: “They must also show the certificate of negativity to Covid-19 or undergo the molecular or antigenic or serological test, once they arrive in the island, with fiduciary isolation until the negative result.”

Today, CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency Paul Charles said that Italy and Greece are still in the “amber zone” because of their average coronavirus case rate over a seven-day period.

He said on Twitter: “Tues update: #Italy and #Greece still holding steady in the amber zone and very unlikely to be added to #quarantine list this week.

“#Denmark edges higher and very much at risk. Note that #Gibraltar has fallen down the red list as testing increases.”

Italy’s case rate over a seven day period is 16.5 per 100,000 people in the population.

If the country’s seven-day rolling average rises above 20 it could be at risk of being removed from the travel corridor list.

Travellers are being urged to check the FCDO website and a country’s entry requirements before they travel.



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