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Is it safe to travel to Italy this summer and will I have to quarantine?


As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

While it may have started out as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, Italy has since managed to admirably flatten the curve and open up to visitors again.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we do?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Italy from the UK?

At the moment, the Foreign Office is advising against all non-essential international travel – including

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Is it safe to travel to Spain this summer? Latest Foreign Office advice and restrictions

Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock
Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock

As countries around the globe tentatively begin to relax restrictions on travel, the promise of tapas al fresco and long, lazy sun-filled days beside the sea come top of the travel wish-list for many tourists.

Spain has long topped the list as one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, with more than 18 million British tourists visiting in 2019 – a fifth of the country’s overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we

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A ‘safecation’ is the best way to travel this summer. Here’s how to do it

As summer revs up, many families who’ve planned vacations and long-anticipated reunions are left wondering whether it’s safe to travel during the coronavirus outbreak. Most states have reopened, giving residents a semblance of normalcy, but COVID-19 cases are still rising in some areas.

The good news is you can travel this summer, especially if you stay within U.S. borders, as there are still many restrictions on international travel — and if you follow basic precautions.

“It’s OK to have fun, (but) do it safely,” Saad Omer, director of Yale Institute for Global Health in New Haven, Connecticut, told TODAY. “You

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Ready to fly again? Southwest touting summer fare sale with one-way fares starting at $49

Southwest Airlines launched a month-long fare sale Tuesday to jump start summer travel, with one-way fares from $49 to $99.

The nation’s largest domestic carrier said it will also offer double frequent flyer points to travelers who buy tickets during the sale, which covers travel between May 26 and Aug. 31.

The promotion comes as airlines are struggling to fill most flights amid the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. airlines are carrying about 23 passengers per flight, on average, compared with 85 to 100 early this year before the coronavirus crisis began and a slew of stay-at-home orders and government restrictions decimated

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