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’.
“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, may involve a health risk. ” In particular, the note continues, “in the event that it is necessary to undergo a molecular or antigen test for entry to Italy or for re-entry to our country from a foreign destination, please note that travelers should consider 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 involve, with some possible differences due to different local regulations, also the so-called ‘contacts’ with the positive subject – explains the note -, which are also subjected to quarantine / isolation by the local authorities of the country in which you are located. and who, to protect public health, will be able to return to Italy at the end of the envisaged period of isolation. It is therefore recommended to carefully plan 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 “, concludes the Farnesina.