Delta variant, “travelers may be stranded abroad”

Coronavirus, infections and Delta variant: the warning arrives for those who are departing. Italian citizens who intend to plan trips abroad must in fact contemplate “also the possibility of having to spend an additional period” outside the country in case the molecular or antigenic tests give a positive result. This is the warning from the Farnesina, which yesterday released a note on its website entitled ‘Health emergency COVID-19: travel recommendations abroad’. Read also “From January 2020 – we read -, the health emergency caused by COVID-19 continues all over the world. 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, it may involve a health risk. ” In particular, the note continues, “in the event that it is necessary to undergo molecular or antigenic tests for entry into Italy or for the 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, in fact,” it is not possible to travel with commercial vehicles and you are subject to the quarantine and containment procedures provided for by the country in which you are located “.” These procedures are of interest, with some possible differences due to the different local regulations, even the so-called ‘contacts’ with the positive subject – the note continues -, which are equally subjected to quarantine / isolation by the local authorities of the country in which one is located and which, to protect public health , will be able to return to Italy at the end of the period of isolation provided. It is therefore recommended to plan with the utmost attention every aspect of the trip, also considering the 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 “, concludes the Farnesina.

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