On May 14, a Health Ministry spokesman said Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed an ordinance allowing passengers from the EU countries and the Schengen region, as well as the UK and Israel to meet the above conditions. entry to Italy. The country also renewed its measure prohibiting Brazilians from entering.
Under the new rules, Italy will expand the scope of the “non-COVID-19” flights. Accordingly, Napoli and Venice will also operate these flights, along with current Rome and Milan flights to and from the US, Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
Italy is one of the countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU. To date, the country has recorded over 4.1 million cases and 123,745 deaths. Italy’s economic growth fell to 8.9% last year. Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that attracting tourists back to this southern European country plays an important part in the recovery of the third largest economy in the Eurozone.
* Meanwhile, the French government has added Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to the list of countries considered at high risk due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Accordingly, passengers coming from these countries will have to take mandatory measures such as quarantine immediately upon arrival. The new decision will take effect from May 16 to.
Last April, France also included Brazil, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and India on the list of countries at high risk due to COVID-19.