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Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Italy allows travel to Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam without quarantine on return

Italian tourists are now allowed to travel to Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam without needing to quarantine at either end of their trip, the country’s health ministry said on Tuesday as it launched an experimental “covid-free tourist corridors” policy.

Italians will be permitted to catch some winter sun in the Red Sea resort towns — as well as the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Dominican Republic and Aruba — provided they have a “Green Pass” proving covid immunity through vaccination or prior infection and stick to what the health ministry called “controlled tourist itineraries.” Tourists must also undergo PCR testing prior to their arrival and departure.

Egypt is one of very few exceptions to Italy’s strict travel quarantine rules: Italians who visit any other destination outside of the EU must quarantine on their return.

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