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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (March 24, 2020)

Here is the latest update from the US Embassy in Rome regarding the U.S.. Department of State Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy – March 24, 2020

Location:  Italy

Event: U.S. Mission Italy has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to Italy and the State Department currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel. See CDC information regarding high-risk traveler categories.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should arrange their departure now unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  There are still daily direct flights including Alitalia from Rome to New York City, and to the United States via some other airports in Europe.Travelers should coordinate directly with the airlines for the latest schedule and flight information.  Travelers should be prepared for the possibility of additional travel or transit restrictions to be implemented with little or no advance notice.

The Government of Italy has implemented additional measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Individuals should always carry a self-certified document to explain the purpose of their movement consistent with these measures.  Supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, post offices, and other essential services remain open.  On March 20, the Italian government issued a decree that ordered the closure of all parks, gardens, and playgrounds throughout Italy, although individuals are allowed to exercise or walk pets in the vicinity of their home.  On March 22, the Italian government released a decree that further restricted movement by requiring that persons provide justification and documentation to authorities for any travel between cities.

Actions to Take:

·        Call Italy’s 112 emergency number or 1500 if you believe you have symptoms and are currently in Italy. English speaking operators are available.

·        Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.

·        For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

·        Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.

·        Have a plan to depart from Italy that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.

·        Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·        Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Italy.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.

·        Review the Italian National Institute of Health’s website (available only in Italian).

·        Visit the Department of State’s webpage for U.S. travelers in Europe: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/schengen.html

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy

Via Vittorio Veneto, 121

+39 06 46741

USCitizensRome@state.gov

https://it.usembassy.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy

Via Principe Amadeo, 2/10

+39 02-290-351

USCitizensMilan@state.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy

Lungarno Vespucci, 38

+39 055-266-951

USCitizensFlorence@state.gov

·        U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy

Piazza della Repubblica

+39 081-583-8111

USCitizensNaples@state.gov 

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Italy Country Information

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.

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