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Italy remains popular with tourists this summer, after the country managed to get it corona virus controlled case. At the start of the year, the country had the worst coronavirus infection rate Europe. But now, it appears that Italy has managed to keep its infection rates relatively low.

The country has recorded a total of 309,870 coronavirus cases, at the time of writing.

This is below many European peer countries such as Spain, France and the UK.

In recent weeks, however, Italy’s infection rate has been slowly rising which could be immediately removed from the list of UK travel corridors this week.

The CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency Paul Charles has posted daily updates on Twitter regarding the country’s COVID-19 infection rate.

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“Unfortunately, #Spain now has an average of 105 # COVID19 deaths per day.”

Countries at risk of being excluded from the travel corridor list are those with weekly infections higher than 20 per 100,000 people.

Travelers wishing to enter the UK from a country not on the travel corridor list must be quarantined for 14 days after their arrival to the UK.

Currently, Italy’s infection rate is 19.1 per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps posts updates on which countries the Government has removed from the list on Twitter every Thursday.

Last week, Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and the Caribbean island of Curacao were removed from the list after recording spikes in coronavirus cases.

Those returning to the UK must also present proof of the competing Passenger Search Form (PLF).

Travelers can be denied permission to enter the UK or fined if they do not provide contact details or refuse to self-isolate.

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