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#IlConsolatoInformaLA: Advisory regarding Corona Virus

Date 02.26.2020

New coronavirus. Health safety measures in airports.

Update: in order to cope with the spread of the coronavirus in the country, local authorities have declared a state of public health emergency. In conformity with this declaration, starting Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5 pm (eastern standard time) all non-US citizens who have stayed in China in the 14 days prior to their arrival in the U.S., with exception for the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, will be barred entry to the United States. This does not apply to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, who shall receive a differentiated treatment, the details of which are available on the website of the Department of Health (www.hhs.gov). In addition, all flights from China will be routed through seven airports (JFK New York, O’Hare Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta and Honolulu), where transfer passengers will undergo medical entry screenings before they can continue to their final destination.

Corona Virus. Measures for entry in the US from Italy

Due to the increase in coronavirus cases in Italy, some countries have already introduced entry restrictions against travellers coming from Italy, and further measures may be taken in the coming days. Such decisions are the exclusive competence of the local authorities of the destination countries and will be published, as they are notified, on the relevant country profiles on the following website: www.viaggiaresicuri.it.

As far as the United States is concerned, to date local authorities have not introduced any restrictions for travellers arriving in the country with flights from Italy. This situation is being closely monitored by the Italian Embassy and the Italian consular network in the United States, in conjunction with the Crisis Management Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. For updates, please refer to www.viaggiaresicuri.it as well as to the web page of the Italian Embassy in the US: https://ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington/it or our webpage at www.conslosangeles.esteri.it.