ITALY: Updated Travel and Immigration Restrictions Resulting From COVID-19 Outbreak

March 10, 2020

 Current COVID-19 Epidemiology Statistics – Italy

Infected     10,149

Deaths       631


  • March 10 –Airlines Ryanair, Wizz Air, and British Airlines, have suspended all domestic and international flights.
  • March 10 – Slovenia is expected to close its border with Italy for non-commercial traffic to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Summary of Italy’s State of Emergency

  • On January 31, 2020, Italian Prime Minister, Guiseppe Conte, declared a state of emergency due to the significant COVID-19 outbreak in cities across Italy.
  • Travel to and from the regions of Lombardy and Veneto is restricted due to community transmission of the virus. Local quarantine measures are firmly in place.
  • The Ministry of the Interior has restricted mobility within Italy, and has required that travelers carry a self-certification of their reasons for necessary travel.
  • For departing Schengen and non-Schengen flights, self-certifications are requested for residents of restricted territories.
  • Passengers arriving in Italy must also justify the purpose of their trip upon entry.
  • Numerous schools, universities, public spaces, and areas of commerce have been closed to control the outbreak.

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories:

  • Countrywide Travel Advisory Level 3Reconsider Travel – It is recommended that travelers avoid all non-essential travel to Italy at this time.
  • Regions of Lombardy and VenetoLevel 4Do Not Travel

Border Restrictions:

  • To date, the European Commission has kept Italian borders open in the Schengen zone.

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