Italy institutes border checks ahead of G7 summit

15 May 17

ITALY

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Italy has instituted temporary border checks as a security measure ahead of the G7 summit in Taormina, which will be held May 26 and 27.

What does the change mean? Border checks have been implemented at Italian points of entry. Travelers should carry proper identification and prepare for delays when entering Italy from now through May 30.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. Border checks are expected to remain in place through May 30.
  • Who is affected: Anyone traveling to Italy this month, including Italian and other EU nationals.
  • Impact on processing times:  The changes may slow entry procedures.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust timelines for travelers who are delayed entering the country.

Background: Italian authorities announced last week that Schengen Area rules would be temporarily suspended as a safety measure for the upcoming G7 summit and related events.

BAL Analysis: Travelers should be sure to carry proper ID or travel documents and should prepare for delays when entering Italy. Border checks are expected to be lifted May 31, when normal Schengen Area rules will be reinstituted.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Italy. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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