Italy: Still Safe to Visit

The Italian National Tourist Board is advising agents and travellers that Italy is still a safe country to visit.

Officials note that the Italian National Health System has implemented procedures directed at safeguarding citizens and visitors. Intense controls made it possible for the Italian Government to monitor and contain the spreading of COVID-19 from the earliest diffusion outside the Chinese borders.

And, the adoption of extraordinary preventive actions, such as the temporary closure of several sites or the suspension of several events, represents cautionary measures which have nothing to do with the spreading of the virus throughout the Italian territory.

In accordance with the data provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to date only 0.05% of Italy is affected by extraordinary measures of temporary isolation of some Italian cities (equal to 0.1% of the total) aimed at avoiding the spread of the virus.

Only 11 out of 7,904 Italian cities are affected by such measures: Lombardy: Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgerundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia, Terranova dei Passerini; Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo.

Officials say the remainder of the country, including the Italian regions where the cities in temporary isolation are located, is safe and accessible. All services and activities for citizens and tourists are operating normally and “the quality of life, for which Italy is famous world-wide, remains high.”