FOOTBALL fans will be looking to Italy this weekend as the next England game is placed at Rome.
After their 2-0 win against Germany last night, Brits are waiting for the next game, taking place against Ukraine in Italy on Saturday.
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However, there is some confusion as to whether Brits can head to the game in Rome, due to Covid restrictions in both the UK and Italy.
Here are the latest travel restrictions and updates which you need to know about heading to Italy.
Can I travel to Rome?
Italy is currently on the UK's amber list, which means Brits must do the following when returning to the country:
- Have a negative Covid test pre-arrival
- Quarantine for 10 days at home
- Take a Covid test on day two and day eight
Brits can leave the 10-day isolation earlier through the Test to Release scheme, if taking an additional Covid test on day five.
What are the entry restrictions for Italy?
Brits who want to travel to Italy will need to self-isolate for five days on arrival, along with a negative Covid test.
Anyone without a test will have to self-isolate for 10 days.
The government website explains: "From June 21 to July 30, on arrival in Italy travellers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days must self-isolate for five days, at the end of which they must take a rapid antigenic or molecular swab test for Covid-19 and test negative.
“Travellers arriving without a negative test will need to self-isolate for ten days and undertake a test at the end of the isolation period.”
This means that even with a Covid test, Brits will be in quarantine during the England game this weekend even if arriving today.
However, the government website also states there there are exemptions to the quarantine rules if driving to Italy for less than 36 hours.
It explains: "Exemptions from testing and self-isolation may apply to travellers transiting Italy in a private vehicle for less than 36 hours and those travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, for less than 120 hours. The requirement to complete a passenger locator form will still apply to all travellers."
Despite this, Brits will have to make their way through France – which is only allowing fully-vaccinated Brits with an antigen test, with a drive from the UK to Rome taking around 20 hours.
Are flights running to Rome?
UK airlines are still operating flights to Italy despite it being on the amber list.
Flights are as low as £10 return if travelling with Ryanair today.
British Airways and Alitalia are also operating routes to the Italian city.
Brits who can't make it to Italy will be pleased to hear it is the only overseas game.
Should England reach the semi-final and final, both games will be played at Wembley.
Most of Europe remains off the cards for Brits, although Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands have been added to the green list from today.
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