Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 2, 2020

Location:  Italy

Event: The Italian government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and qualifying family members who normally reside in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

Travelers should also be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Individuals connecting to international flights should be prepared for flight schedules that may require an overnight at the transit airport.  Travelers should contact their airline directly to ask any questions in advance of their flight.

On April 1, 2020, the Government of Italy released a decree stating that all prior COVID-19-related restrictions on movements and closures of businesses and schools will remain in effect until April 13, 2020.

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