Portuguese who are working, studying or on holiday in Italy must quickly return to Portugal given the “drastic increase” in cases of covid-19 and the risk of being detained without support from local authorities. This was the content of a consular notice that was published on the Facebook page of the Portuguese Embassy in Rome, and was also published on site official, from where it was taken meanwhile.

“Italy has recorded a drastic increase in the number of infections by covid-19, with the evolution of the pandemic in the country being unpredictable in the coming days”, says the publication on Facebook on Monday afternoon and eliminated this Tuesday in the afternoon .

“Given the volatility of the current context and the risk of a sudden return to widespread confinement, closure of borders and suspension of flights between European countries, the Embassy advises Portuguese citizens who are in Italy on a temporary stay, including tourists and students on exchange programs, to return quickly to Portugal, under the risk of being stranded in Italian territory, with little chance of benefiting from support from local or national authorities“, points out the embassy in Rome.

Not now site of the embassy, ​​there is only one text published on October 22 with advice to travelers. “Italy has registered a drastic increase in the number of infections by covid-19, and the evolution of the pandemic in the country is unpredictable in the coming weeks. The Italian authorities decreed a state of emergency until January 31, 2021”, he begins by saying.

“Given the volatility of the current context and the risk of further restrictions on entry into Italy or travel within Italian territory, and a sudden return to local or generalized confinements, with obstacles to free movement in Italy and / or elsewhere, cannot be excluded. neighboring European countries, non-essential trips to Italy, including tourism, should not be considered at this stage, not being advised, “reads the notice, in which there is no call for the Portuguese to return to Portugal.

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