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"Which rules apply to persons travelling to Italy from March 28?


1. Before boarding, the carrier's staff is required to check the self-certification (to download the form) setting out the following detailed information: the reasons for travelling to Italy (health needs, work requirements, reasons of absolute necessity), the place of self-isolation for 14 days, own or otherwise private means of transportation used to get to the place of self-isolation and a mobile/land phone number. The reasons of "absolute necessity" are as specified in the FAQs previously posted on the website.

2. All persons entering Italy, whether at an airport, ferry port or railway station, must avoid using public transport and must therefore make arrangements to be picked up, take a taxi, if and as allowed, or hire a car, with or without a driver.  

3. All persons entering Italy are required to self-isolate, including persons with their own transport. Persons travelling to Italy for work may postpone the start of the self-isolation period by 72 hours (which can be extended for a further 48 hours), albeit only if strictly necessary.

4. All persons entering Italy, including persons with their own transport, are required to report to the local health authorities on arrival at their destination. 

5. All persons entering Italy may self-isolate either at home or other place of their choice.

6. If a person entering Italy has no place for self-isolation, or is unable to travel to their place of self-isolation (if they have no-one to pick them up, if there are no available hotel rooms, etc.), they will be required to self-isolate at a location established by the Civil Protection Service, at the interested person's expense.

7. The above rules do not apply to the following persons: cross-border workers, health services personnel, passenger/freight transport crews."




"- I'm a foreign national in Italy. May I return to my home country?
- Yes, but only if it is absolutely necessary and observing the same conditions that apply to Italian nationals returning from abroad (see the FAQ). The temporary suspension of work, or switching to a home working arrangement, are not sufficient reasons for travelling. Before departing, you are advised to check the measures put into place in the country of destination to prevent the spread of Covid-19."




FAQs on the Italian Government’s #ImStayingHome Decree:



Starting from Monday, March 23, Air Malta will introduce a new schedule operating to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Vienna. The schedule could be changed subject to demand.

Selected flights from the outbound only schedule will be available for individuals to book online on or through all travel agents and their systems. All the flights will be operated on a point to point basis and will be available for customers who can prove that they are travelling back to their home country in the Schengen area either by producing a valid passport or residents’ card.

During this period, no on-line check in will be offered to be able to control the validity of the passengers. Passengers are asked to present themselves two and a half hours before the flight’s departure time.


"With the Maltese authorities having announced the suspension of inbound commercial flights as of 20 March 2020 23:59, Malta International Airport would like to appeal to passengers who were planning on travelling in the coming days to contact their respective airlines for more information about their flights. Airline contact details may be found at this link here:

As of 21 March 2020, Malta International Airport will remain operational to facilitate the arrival and departure of cargo, humanitarian, and ferry flights until further notice.

The Company would like to remind people to refrain from visiting the airport unless they are travelling in order to limit crowding and allow for social distancing to be observed, and help the Company in its efforts to safeguard the well-being of travelling guests and airport employees, which remains its priority."





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