Austria will bar people arriving from Italy from entering unless they can show a clean bill of health in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Tuesday.
The measure was part of a package of precautions announced by Kurz and other government ministers at a press conference in Vienna following Romes decision to lock down all of Italy, the European country hit worst by the virus.
Austria will also implement controls on its border with Italy, Kurz said, according to local media. He added that the government was currently organizing the repatriation of Austrian citizens in Italy, who will have to self-isolate for two weeks upon return.
Arrivals from Italy will be denied entry unless they carry a doctors note certifying they are healthy. Exceptions will also apply to people passing through Austria without stopping and transport of goods, though drivers will be subject to health checks.
“The utmost priority is to prevent the spread and thus the importing of the illness into our society. There is therefore a ban on entry for people from Italy into Austria, with the exception of people who have a doctors note,” Kurz said.Read More – Source