The Malta Independent 30 July 2021, Friday

Updated: Sicily orders mandatory Covid-19 test for people arriving from Malta

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 08:40 Last update: about 15 days ago

Travellers arriving in Sicily from Malta will have to undergo a Covid-19 test, Italian media report.

Sicily region president Nello Musimeci signed the decree on Wednesday, Italian news agency Ansa reports.

The same measure is also obligatory for people arriving from Spain and Portugal in the EU, and India, Brazil, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Malta has seen an exponential rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the past days, climbing to 1,000 active cases on Wednesday.

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The Ansa report (in Italian) may be found here

Asked to clarify the situation and whether all travellers will be asked for a Covid-19 test, the Italian embassy in Malta said that "The regional government of Sicily decreed the COVID-19 testing for visitors from Malta. However, the order does not specify if this is to be applied to vaccinated persons, the type of test and when the requirements come into force."

The Italian Embassy did not provide further details.

Questions have been sent to the Sicily regional office.

 

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