The Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, signed an order establishing, on an experimental basis and with safety protocols, “coronavirus-free tourist corridors” for destinations outside the European Union, including the Dominican Republic, Maldives and Seychelles.
Also included are Mauritius, Egypt (but only the Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam area) and Aruba.
The order allows travel for tourism to be carried out “according to specific health safety measures”, both to and from these countries, and in “stay in selected accommodations”.
It will be necessary to have the Covid passport and maximum 48 hours before boarding and to go to these countries it will be mandatory to undergo an antigen or molecular test with negative result.
If the tourist stays in these countries for a week or more, he/she will have to undergo another test during his/her stay.
If they present a negative Covid test performed 48 hours prior to embarking for return to Italy and undergo another test upon arrival at the airport, they will not be quarantined.
To monitor the development of the experimental initiative, a technical round table will be set up at the Ministry of Health, which will also be attended by members of the Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs, representatives of international cooperation agencies, tour operators and airport operators.