England fans hoping to watch Euro 2020 quarter-final in Rome dealt major blow with Italy set to impose rigid COVID-19 restrictions on UK arrivals

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England fans hoping to watch Euro 2020 quarter-final in Rome dealt major blow with Italy set to impose rigid COVID-19 restrictions on UK arrivals


The Italian Health Minister will impose a mandatory quarantine on arrivals from the United Kingdom due to the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant in a huge blow to England fans.

Roberto Speranza has confirmed Italy will implement a five-day quarantine and compulsory COVID-19 testing for all arrivals from the UK, commencing on Monday.

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The Italian restrictions make it impossible for England fans to attend a round of 16 match at Wembley and then travel to Rome for a quarter-final match

This will make it impossible for England fans to watch a round of 16 match at Wembley on June 29 AND a quarter-final in Rome on July 3, provided they can top Group D and win their last-16 game.

Wales are also due to play in Rome when they face the irrepressible Azzurri on Sunday in their final Group A game, but this game takes place before measures are implemented.

The British government announced on Friday there was a 79 per cent increase in weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant.

Of those cases that have been sequenced, this now includes 91 per cent of the Delta variant, according to Public Health England.

Boris Johnson has already delayed the ending of lockdown restrictions in the UK because of the COVID-19 delta variant

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Boris Johnson has already delayed the ending of lockdown restrictions in the UK because of the COVID-19 delta variant

The British government announced on Friday that there had been a 79% increase in weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant

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The British government announced on Friday that there had been a 79% increase in weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant

Italy’s new measures are designed to stop the spread of the Delta variant in the nation.

France, Austria and Germany have also introduced curbs to limit travel from the United Kingdom.





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