However, only certain groups of travellers will be allowed to enter Italy.
A molecular or antigen swab test must be carried out in the 72 hours prior to entering Italy, the consulate stated.
Upon arrival in Italy by plane, another test will be carried out at the airport.
Anyone travelling into Italy by car or other means of transport will be required to contact the health authorities in the region of Italy they are travelling to in order to arrange a test.
There had been speculation in the Italian media on Wednesday that the Italian government would arrange repatriation flights from the UK for stranded citizens. However, the Consulate stated that :”flights will be of a commercial nature, therefore tickets can be purchased directly through the airlines and not through the Embassy or Consulate General.”
“For information on refunds, ticket changes or other flight-related matters, you should contact the airline.”