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Travel news latest: Italy travel corridor on the line as restrictions return

Airport testing announcement to be made 'in coming days', says Treasury minister Travellers face paying up to 78 per cent tax on flights The countries you can (feasibly) visit right now The cheapest and costliest holiday destinations (of the few we can visit) Test4Travel: 5,000 travel businesses call for airport testing The UK's travel corridor with Italy is on the line, as cases in the country reach the highest levels since April. Yesterday, Italy recorded 2,578 cases of Covid-19 and the day before 2,844. This brings the seven-day average up to 24.3 cases per 100,000.

After a country crosses 20 cases per 100,000, the UK Government will assess whether it should have a quarantine imposed. In recent weeks holiday favourites including Portugal, Croatia, Turkey and a number of Greek islands have lost their travel corridors. Spain and France have been red-listed for months now.

As a result of the rise of cases in Italy, some areas have made face coverings compulsory in all public areas. Lazio introduced the measure last week, and other parts of the country could soon follow. Greece has also crept into the quarantine 'red zone', with 22.2 cases per 100,000.

This means England and Wales could follow the lead of Scotland and place the whole of Greece on the red-list when Grant Shapps reviews the travel corridors list on Thursday.

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