Government advises against all domestic, international travel

12 Mar 20

ITALY

IMPACT – HIGH

What is the change? The government is requesting that everyone in Italy avoid all domestic and international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals and Italian citizens must fill out and provide a declaration regarding the reason they are undertaking travel. Justifiable reasons include: (1) proven work, (2) necessity, (3) health or (4) return to home/domicile/place of residence.

  • Implementation: Immediate
  • Who is affected: All employers and employees in Italy.
  • Business impact: Businesses face major disruptions because of the COVID-19 and the related restrictions.
  • Next steps: Employers should anticipate the possibility of additional changes related to COVID-19.

Additional information: Italy currently has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Europe, and the government recently extended quarantine measures across the entire country. Those who ignore the new travel restriction or make a false declaration may be subject to criminal charges.

Analysis & Comments: Italy is taking dramatic steps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus that will have a significant effect on immigration and travel within the country. Deloitte will alert clients to additional changes as information becomes available.

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