On Thursday (29), the Italian government decided to extend the restrictive measures for travelers who passed through Brazil, Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka.
The decision was announced by the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, in a Facebook post, after the decree was signed.
The measure also confirms that visitors from almost all other countries outside the European Union must comply with a 10-day quarantine, except for people from countries on an EU recommended list, for which the quarantine has been reduced to five days.
In addition, “mini-quarantines” must also be carried out by travelers from the UK, and their health certificates can be used for vaccination against Covid or treatment on Italian soil. The decision is in line with a decision announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, which will allow entry to citizens from both the European Union and the United States, as long as the vaccination cycle has been completed.
People from the European Union, the Schengen area, the USA, Canada and Japan can enter Italy without the need for quarantine, upon presentation of a certificate of vaccination against Covid, treatment of the disease or a negative test.
With regard to Brazil, Italy is banning entry to people who have crossed the country within the 14 days prior to arrival.
The only exceptions are: persons with fixed residence in Italy; Individuals with spouses or minor children residing in Italy; And subjects in the case of “non-deferred need”, expressly authorized by the Ministry of Health.
The Italian government has been on alert for a few days due to the expansion of new coronavirus cases. The epidemiological situation even made Italy announce that it would need a certificate of vaccination, treatment or a negative test to access various activities, such as public swimming pools, gyms, exhibitions, conferences, shows and covered areas of bars and restaurants. So far, the country has accumulated more than 4.3 million infections and 128,029 deaths due to the epidemic.
Error: The text initially conveyed incorrect information that travelers from the European Union must be quarantined for five days upon entering Italy. However, tourists from the block are exempted from quarantine upon presentation of a certificate of vaccination, treatment or negative test. The information has already been corrected. (Ansa).
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