Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, October 23, 2020

Location:  Italy

Event: The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Italy recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel (including tourism) to Italy. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19 concerns and similarly recommends that travelers defer all nonessential travel to Italy.

Given the COVID-19 situation in Italy, and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our staff and customers, the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Consulates General in Milan, Florence and Naples will limit the level of consular staffing and appointments for routine services starting on October 26, 2020. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Italy and intend to return to normal operations as soon as possible.

All individuals entering consular buildings must wear a face covering in accordance with Italian government decrees mandating social distancing. In additionindividuals who have traveled within the past 14 days to a country requiring self-isolation or a negative COVID-19 test upon return to Italy will not be allowed to enter the U.S. embassy or consulates in Italy.

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