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Italy was the first country in Europe that was hardly hit by the coronavirus. With north Italy as the epicenter of most of the cases.
After imposing lockdown restrictions on the region of Lombardy and Bergamo, the country decided to close all its borders. Neighboring country Austria already took this decision and closed its southern border with Italy.
As of the beginning of March, the whole country is on lockdown and will remain so until further notice. The earlier end date of April 3 will not be possible, according to authorities on Monday, March 30.
The European Union had banned all non-essential travel from outside the Schengen zone for the next 30 days. Italy is part of Schengen and approved this new temporary measure. If you are not an EU-citizen, traveling to Italy will no longer be possible.
With the new measures in place, European leaders try to stop the spreading of the coronavirus. Traveling between Schengen countries is still possible, however, some countries closed the borders to their neighbors as well.
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Last validated on April 01, 2020:30 March: Italy will extend its nationwide lockdown until April 13, after canceling the initial end date of April 3.
Italy extended its restrictions to deal with the massive outbreak of the coronavirus until at least April 13.[--more--] [..]