Is Italy safe? Latest travel advice as all tourists told to end their holidays while coronavirus cases hit 10,000

TOURISTS have been told to leave Italy if they are currently on holiday there as all flights are cancelled and coronavirus cases hit 10,000.

Here is everything you need to know about your flights and holidays to the country.

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What is the travel advice for Italy?

The UK government has updated their travel advice, warning against all travel to Italy and telling tourists to leave the country.

The Foreign Office state: "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Italy, due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) and in line with various controls and restrictions imposed by the Italian authorities on 9 March.

"British nationals remain able to depart Italy without restriction.

"However, the Italian authorities have advised against travel for tourism purposes throughout Italy, and that tourists already on holiday in Italy should end their travel, unless it is necessary, to return to the place where they live.

"Airports remain open throughout Italy. However, airline schedules are subject to change and some flights are being cancelled.

"Travellers are advised to check flight details with airlines."

All museums, attractions and sporting events have been been closed, along with schools and universities, while restaurants and bars will only stay open until 6pm.

Tourists returning to the UK from Italy from March 9 are advised to self-quarantine even if without coronavirus symptoms.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 3 warning, recommending all but non-essential to Italy.

Can I cancel my holiday to Italy?

Due to the government's ban on all travel, travellers with flights or holidays booked should now be issued full refunds or free date changes.

Airlines are likely to cancel any upcoming flights to Italy – with British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair suspending a number of flights to Milan, Venice and Rome, among others.

EasyJet has cancelled all flights to the country until April 3, while British Airways and Ryanair also cancel all flights until next month.

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