Britons visiting Italy given travel warning over 'dangerous and unpredictable' threat

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A warning has been shared for Italy

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 29/09/2023

- 11:25

Italy has updated safety advice for anyone heading to the country

A travel warning has been shared for anyone hoping for some last minute sun in Italy.

It warned that wildfires continue to affect some regions in the country.

Those heading to Italy are encouraged to check the alerts in the local area and follow official advice, according to foreign travel advice.

The FCO said: "Forest fires are a risk during the extended summer months.

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There have been recent wildfires in Italy


"They are highly dangerous and unpredictable. Wildfires are currently affecting some Italian regions.

"Check the latest alerts and weather forecasts and follow the advice of local authorities if you’re considering travelling to affected areas.

"Take care when visiting or driving through woodland areas and report fires to the emergency services."

This summer, tourists were evacuated from Sicily as wildfires spread.

Red alerts for fires have been in place across popular holiday spots in Europe amid soaring temperatures this year.

Europe is a great option for British holidaymakers wanting to travel, as it does not take long to get to some stunning beaches.

However, more tourist taxes have been introduced in some popular destinations.

Those visiting Venice will need to pay more during their stay.


Travellers should follow local guidance


It shared plans to introduce a daily tax for anyone over the age of 14.

This would cost €5 (around £4.29) per day spent in Venice.

Iceland also plans to bring in a charge for tourists visiting the country in a bid to reach sustainability goals.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir said: "Tourism has really grown exponentially in Iceland in the last decade and that obviously is not just creating effects on the climate."

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