How to travel safely to Italy now that it has reopened

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With the pandemic situation slowly improving, a lot of things are changing, from schools and businesses reopening and even travelling abroad soon to be permitted. Although some countries are now looking to open for travel from the UK like Italy and Spain, there is still a lot of confusion and uncertainty. Now that Italy is reopening for travel, let’s talk about when and how you can safely travel to Italy.

Look at the country’s guidelines

Depending on where you are travelling to, the guidelines in place will be different from other countries. For instance, Italy’s guidelines and regulations on things like social distancing might differ to guidelines put in place in Greece and Cyprus as well as in other countries that you might be looking to travel to. It is vital that you read up on the guidelines set out by the individual country and not just go by what you see on social media. Government guidelines set out by Italy and by the UK government are where you should start.

Read your insurance policy

When travelling you will, of course, need insurance in place but, due to circumstances, your insurance policy might not cover you for all the things that you need. As a result, you will need to make sure you read the policy and understand exactly what is included. If you are looking for insurance for your next trip then be sure to check out companies like Staysure.co.uk and look at all your options. Remember, you should only be travelling on holiday when the government lifts restrictions against all, or all but essential travel, to your holiday destination.

Maintain social distancing

While you are on your trip, you will need to stick to social distancing rules and regulations and follow any other precautions that have been put in place by the country you are travelling to. In Italy, a lot of shops will be reopening and the streets will be a little busier so be aware of people around you and be sure to stick to social distancing rules. Yes, there might be a lot of things reopening but not everything that you might expect. You may only be able to enjoy some sightseeing in certain areas and get a glimpse of the historic churches and buildings from the outside rather than taking tours inside.

Isolate if necessary

If you have travelled and you are on your way back from your trip, you may have been instructed to isolate for at least two weeks when you land back home. This is something that a lot of people can expect to be doing when they have come home from abroad as a safety precaution. By isolating, you will be able to deal with any symptoms, if you have them, and prevent spreading them to friends and family. This isolation period will be required until further notice but it can be useful to check government guidelines regularly.

Keep this in mind

If you are planning on travelling to Italy, you need to make sure that you are prepared to do so safely. Yes, countries might be reopening borders for travel soon but there are still regulations in place to make sure you and others are safe while travelling that you will need to follow. So make sure, if you are planning on travelling soon, that you abide by the rules and regulations put in place for your safety and the safety of others.

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