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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. United Kingdom and Italy were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 181 764 496 people, among the total — 3 937 050 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Wednesday, 30 June 2021), the number of cases in Italy is 4 259 907 people, total deaths are 127 566, and 50 437 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Italy to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Italy from United Kingdom?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Italy:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Yes
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Italy: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Italy:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Italy only if absolutely necessary: study in Italy, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/staying-during-coronavirus
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, United Kingdom ranks among the states of the «Green» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Italy from United Kingdom in 2021

At the moment, Italy is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Italy, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Italy?

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Italy open?

Today (Wednesday, 30 June 2021) the borders of Italy are fully open for 31/ 38 countries, partially open for 20/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Italy, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, only essential shops are opened. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Entry conditions for each individual country are available at viaggiaresicuri. it https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/returningtoitaly.htmlAs a general rule, travellers from third countries outside the EU+ area are allowed to enter Italy only for specific reasons, and not for tourism. These travellers are required to take a Covid-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival and to self-isolate for 10 days. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Italy. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with United Kingdom open?

Today (Wednesday, 30 June 2021) United Kingdom’s borders are fully open to 50/ 38 countries, partially open — to 0/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with United Kingdom are partially or completely open:

In United Kingdom, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, only essential shops are opened. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into United Kingdom. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Italy from United Kingdom

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Italy are limited, so it is possible to get to Italy with transfers. We offer the best air fares from United Kingdom to Italy. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Italy

Current coronavirus statistics in Italy:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 259 907
  • Sick right now: 50 437
  • Number of deaths: 127 566
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Italy:

Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:-A nightly curfew is in place in all «yellow» regions from 11pm to 5am. Between 7 and 20 June, curfew is from midnight to 5am. Curfew ends on 21 June. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. You’ll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel during these hours -There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, health reasons, or for reasons of necessity -Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes -Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Religious ceremonies are permitted. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned -Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted -Social distancing of one metre must be observedThe use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all timesAll regions have been designated «white», yellow", «orange» or «red» areas with a variety of restrictive measures in placeIn «yellow» regions, from 26 April-Bars and restaurants are open -Hotel restaurant service permitted at any hour for guests only -Cinemas, theatres and concert venues can reopen, with limited capacity and pre-assigned seating -Museums and exhibits can reopen but must be pre-booked at least one day in advance -Beach facilities and open air swimming pools opened on 15 May -Fairs are permitted from 15 June and conferences from 1 July -Limited attendance to outdoor competitive group sports from 1 June -Spas and theme parks will reopen on 1 JulyIn «orange» and «red» regionsIn «white» regions, masks must be worn and gatherings should be avoided.More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones covidzone.info/ is available on the Ministry of Health website bit.ly/2TREjYI (in English).Regional and local authorities in Italy are empowered to adjust these measures where required, which may occur at short notice. You are strongly advised to consult the websites for the regions in which you are travelling for the latest information. You should also pay close attention to local signage.You can find more information on measures on the Ministry of Health website bit.ly/3wJOM70 (in English) and Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website bit.ly/2SOoUIn (in English).
Source:https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/staying-during-coronavirus

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 800 907
  • Sick right now: 345 247
  • Number of deaths: 128 140
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Reopenings vary depending on the area see detailed rules for:Wales (https://gov.wales/coronavirus) Scotland (https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/) Northern Ireland (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19) England (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home)In England, on April 12, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars have been allowed to reopen for outdoor service. Gyms, salons, and retail stores have also been allowed to reopen. Indoor service at restaurants, cafes, and pubs is set to be allowed from May 17.Face masks are mandatory on public transportation and in many other public settings such as in shops, supermarkets, and other enclosed public spaces. Rules vary depending on whether you’re in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. See all the detailed rules for each region on gov.uk.Even when not mandatory, people are encouraged to wear face masks in all enclosed public spaces, particularly when social distancing is not possible.
Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave United Kingdom for Italy with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

When will Italy open its borders to United Kingdom and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?