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Three Italian Regions Require Travellers to Register Before Visiting Them

Italian regions, Basilicata, Puglia and Sardinia, have decided to oblige visitors to pre-register by filling out a designed form which shows where they will be staying and when will they depart, as part of efforts to halt the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Even though Italy reopened its borders on June 3, after three months of total lockdown, these regions decided to put in place the registration plan for both local and international visitors, to halt the spread of the deadly virus, reports.

All visitors planning to enter Basilicata, are obliged to register using an online form, which requires an Italian social security number, or by calling the regional health hotline.

In Puglia, a total of 20,000 persons have registered their arrival within 24 hours of travel resuming in June.

Sardinia requires all travellers to fill out the registration form and declare they’re symptom-free no more than 48 hours before arrival. The registration form must be presented to airlines or ferry companies, before boarding.

Earlier this month, Italy decided to permit European nationals and Schengen Zone countries to visit Italy, even though the country has been criticized that opening to tourists was a “premature” decision.

Regarding the reaction of the rest of the Member States towards Italy’s reopening, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio condemned the countries criticizing such a step.

“We do not want to…

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