Latest # #FCDO travel advice as Italian rules change amid coronavirus

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 holidays have been dashed over the past year by the coronavirus pandemic. Both the UK's changing travel rules and those in have made jet-setting very hard indeed. Today, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updated its travel advice for .

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Britons are unable to enter until March 5 at the earliest.

"Until March 5, entry into is only permitted for those with official residency or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared in writing," detailed the FCDO in its ongoing advice for .

Anyone who does travel to must adhere to the strict entry requirements.

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italy holidays fco travel advice italian covid news latest holidays: Britons are unable to enter until March 5 at the earliest (Image: Getty Images)

italy holidays fco travel advice italian covid news latest holidays: A negative covid test is required to enter (Image: Getty Images)

"Until March 5, those wishing to fly must present the airline with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test taken no more than 72 hours before entry into ," said the FCDO.

"You must also take a COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test within 48 hours of entering – arrivals by air from the UK will take this test at the airport.

"Whatever the result of the two swab tests, those arriving in from the UK must also report to their local health authorities on arrival and self-isolate for 14 days."

Further admin is also required.

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The FCDO explained: "You will need to download and complete a self-declaration from the Ministry of Interior before you travel."

The authority also advises: " Consult the Italian Government’s online

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