Tightening of measures for people entering Italy

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome
Polizia Stradale officers stop cars as they monitor people who are not at home as Italy ramps up measures to try contain a spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) of Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Italian authorities have tightened the rules for anyone entering the country. These will include quarantine and self-certification on where it will be spent for all those who enter Italy.  The new rules came started being enforced as of Sunday.

These are among the new rules contained in the ordinance signed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Paola De Micheli and by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, which determines a new controls on all entrances to our country, whether by land, sea or air.

The provisions obviously also concern Italians still stuck abroad who, once returned, will have to comply with the new measures.

Since the beginning of the crisis, the Italian government has received around 230,000 calls and 1,500 emails requesting assistance from compatriots who aim to return to their homeland and so far have been between 35,000 and 40,000 Italians.