From Greece to Dubai: over a thousand Italians blocked abroad for Covid
1.150 Italians blocked abroad because they tested positive or came into close contact with someone infected with Covid-19. This is what the Agi reports, which gives an account of figures that are constantly increasing. Malta and Dubai would be the two scenarios on which we are working most urgently. TO Malta, in quarantine in the Covid facilities made available by local authorities, there are about 280 children, of which about a hundred positive and for the most part minors. Everyone had gone to the island for study holidays in English schools, closed by the government after some outbreaks broke out. TO Dubai, on the other hand, the cases of compatriots in quarantine have risen to 500, of which over 230 are positive: they are students on study holidays, but not only.
The situation is still different Greece, where at the moment 120 Italians are in quarantine, between positives and close contacts with a Covid case: they are all tourists who are mostly on the islands of Ios, Corfu and Mikons. Finally, the 250 compatriots are also tourists blocked in Spain because positive. In recent days, the Farnesina issued a note warning that “all those who intend to go abroad, regardless of the destination and the reasons for the trip, must consider that any movement, in this period, may involve a health risk” .
Italians stranded abroad: the Farnesina alert
“In particular, in the event that it is necessary to undergo a molecular or antigen test for entry into Italy or for returning to our country from abroad, please note that Italian travelers must take into consideration the possibility that give a positive result“, Read the note. “In this case, it is not possible to travel with commercial vehicles and you are subject to the quarantine and containment procedures provided for by the country in which you are located”, concluded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recommending to “plan with the utmost attention every aspect of the trip , also contemplating the possibility of having to spend an additional period abroad, as well as having health insurance that also covers the risks associated with Covid-19 “.