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5-day isolation compulsory for all travelers coming from the European Union

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                To limit the departures and arrivals of tourists in Italy, the authorities have decreed that each traveler coming from a state of the European Union will have to undergo a five-day isolation on arrival.  A measure that already existed for non-EU countries.

                                    <p><strong>Deprived of travel</strong> outside their municipality during the Easter holidays, including to go to their second home, Italians may however travel outside Italy but under certain conditions.  On the other hand, a five-day isolation will be compulsory for all travelers coming from a country of <strong>the European Union</strong>.  A quarantine already in force for people coming from a country outside the European Union.  Health Minister Roberto Speranza is about to sign an ordinance that will come into effect in the coming hours

The government renewed this obligation in a decree dated March 2. But the Minister of Health has decided to tighten the measures for travelers from a country of the European Union.

PCR test to be done before and after departure

All those who return to Italian territory must not only have carried out a screening test for Covid-19 48 hours before their arrival. But they will also have to perform another PCR test at the end of the mandatory 5-day isolation period. The new decree also provides for the obligation of a test for Italians before their departure to a foreign country.

This measure is clearly intended to discourage the departures and arrivals of tourists at the heart of the third wave of the pandemic, which has already claimed more than 108,000 lives in Italy.

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