Summer 2020 Destinations: Italy

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

The quarantine condition will no longer be applicable to travelers visiting from the following countries:

  1. The 26 other nations that make up the EU

  2. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland ( Schengen Area members )

  3. The United Kingdom

  4. Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican

However, if you are visiting from one of the above-mentioned countries but had recently visited somewhere else not on the above list within 14 days of traveling to Italy, you should expect quarantine restrictions.

Tourism accounts for 13% of Italy’s GDP and the effects of the lockdown on the economy cannot be easily overlooked where nearly four million people are employed in tourism and tourism-related activities.

The Italian government seems fully committed to reviving its economy by offering up to 500 Euros for a low-income family to travel within Italy this summer season. Sicily, an island in Southern Italy, is offering to pay half of the visitors’ flight costs and a third of their hotel expenses to increase the number of visitors.

Italy was one of the worst-hit nations by the Covid-19 pandemic but they seem to have taken the right preventive measures to limit having a resurgence of this coronavirus. Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, Italy’s busiest airport, has become the first in Europe to use “smart helmets”.

The smart helmets are basically augmented reality helmets connected to a camera and a thermo-scanner that can scan body temperature from seven meters away which is then transmitted to the visor in real-time. Passengers exhibiting fever can be quickly and easily pinpointed. In addition to the 83 static thermo-scanning machines currently operating at the airport, the safety helmets will definitely add portability and flexibility to monitor large groups of passengers.

Go ahead and get in touch with The Halal Travel Experts to get your free itinerary now. No need to crave authentic Italian food anymore!

Source: CGTN, Forbes, The Local


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