Italy imposes a five-day quarantine when entering from EU countries.
The Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza wants to sign a corresponding ordinance on Wednesday, according to government circles on Tuesday. If you come from EU countries, including Austria, you have to undergo a test and a five-day quarantine when you return to Italy. Then you have to do another test.
The quarantine already applies to all non-EU countries. With the quarantine also when entering from EU countries, the Italian government wants to prevent many Italians from traveling abroad over the Easter holidays.
From April 3rd to 6th, Italy will become the “Red Zone”, the Italians are not allowed to leave their community to visit relatives in other places or regions. However, they are allowed to travel abroad if they have tested negative for the coronavirus. This sparked outrage in the Federalberghi hotelier association. “I can’t leave my community, but I can fly to the Canary Islands. That’s absurd when you consider that 85 percent of Italian hotels are closed,” said Federalberghi President Bernabo Bocca in an interview with the Milanese daily Corriere della Sera “(Monday edition).
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