“Italy is a beautiful country, made up of art, culture, wonderful places. As an Italian, if I had to choose a destination to spend the summer holidays, I would have no doubts: it would certainly be Italy ”, is the message that Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio sends through his Facebook profile.
“Each region of our country – he adds – contains enchanting places, rich in history, which the whole world envies us. There is a great desire for Italy and the strong demand for Made in Italy exports abroad is proof of this. We choose Italy, we buy Italian and we support our artisans, our businesses, our traders ”.
The invitation from the head of the Farnesina comes after the note issued a few days ago by the ministry itself in which compatriots were advised to take into consideration any impediments in the event of contagion abroad.
“Since January 2020, the health emergency caused by Covid-19 has persisted all over the world – wrote the Farnesina – All those who intend to go abroad, regardless of the destination and the reasons for the trip, must consider that any movement, in this period, may involve a health risk “.
“In particular” continues the press release, “in the event that it is necessary to undergo molecular or antigenic tests to enter Italy or to return to our country from a foreign destination, we remind you that travelers must take into consideration the possibility that the test gives a positive result “.
“In this case”, continues the Farnesina, “it is not possible to travel with commercial vehicles and you are subject to the quarantine and containment procedures provided for by the country you are in. These procedures are of interest, with some possible differences due to the different local regulations. , also the so-called ‘contacts’ with the positive subject, who are equally subjected to quarantine / isolation by the local authorities of the country in which they are located and who, to protect public health, will be able to return to Italy at the end of the period of isolation expected”.
The Foreign Ministry “recommends, therefore, to plan with the utmost attention every aspect of the trip, also contemplating the possibility of having to spend an additional period abroad, as well as having health insurance that also covers the risks associated with Covid- 19 “.