Travel advice is not tightened up: ‘The Dutch can still leave northern Italy.’
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch people who are currently staying in northern Italy can still come home. “There are still flights, and people can just leave the country by car,” says a spokesperson.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced large-scale quarantine measures on the night of Saturday to Sunday due to the coronavirus. For example, several provinces have been quarantined. This means that 16 million people are restricted in their freedom of movement.
The Ministry advises all Dutch people in the region to follow the advice of the local authorities. The current travel advice – not to travel to northern Italy – remains in force but is not being tightened any further.
Italy is the country most affected in Europe. Nearly six thousand people have been infected, 233 people have died from the effects of the coronavirus.