The Italian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that Italy will implement a five-day quarantine on passengers from EU member states.
All passengers from the European Union must be tested before travelling, comply with the five-day quarantine, and then re-test after the quarantine. For travelers outside the EU, a 14-day quarantine will be implemented.
According to French press agency, the measure applies to everyone who enters and exits the peninsula, including Italian nationals.
This new measure will take effect immediately the day after it is published in the official gazette and will take effect until April 6. The Easter weekend starts on Saturday and ends on Monday, and is very popular among foreigners. Tourists visiting Italy.
Strict measures have been taken in most parts of the country to curb the spread of infection during the third wave of COVIDa-19. Cafes and restaurants have been closed, and travel has been restricted.
Throughout Easter weekend, the entire peninsula will be in the red zone (high risk of infection and maximum measures).
According to data from the Ministry of Health, more than 108,000 people have died in the Italian pandemic so far.