Travel Update : 25 February 2020 COVID-19

26 February 2020

Dear Members,

Kindly be informed that MATTA received email on Travel Update on COVID-19 from The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations (ECTAA) specifically on the situation in Italy, amongst others, as below:

  • The Italian authorities have announced the suspension of all direct air links with China as of 1 February and a temperature check at the airports for all travellers coming from abroad.
  • They have also taken restrictive measures in the following 11 municipalities in Lombardy and Veneto: Codogno; Casapusterlengo; Castiglione d'Adda; Maleo; Fombio; Bertonico; Castelgerundo; Somaglia; San Fiorano; Terranova dei Passerini; Vo Euganeo.
  • For these municipalities, the Italian public authorities have decided :
    - the suspension of all public events and sporting activities;
    - the suspension of business activities in the areas concerned;
    - the closure of commercial activities (except for basic necessities);
  •     In addition, these towns are no longer accessible by public transport.
  •     With the exception of the 11 communes mentioned above, there are no other restrictions of movement in the rest of the country.

The latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, is available on the WHO website

Thank you.

Vice President Outbound
2019 - 2021