In consideration of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Italian government has adopted urgent containing measures.
Among them is the compulsory information of Italian health authorities of visits to areas affected by the COVID-19 epidemic so that a home quarantine of 14 days and surveillance measures can be activated.
An ordinance by the Italian Ministry of Health addresses all individuals regardless of nationality. It also addresses all individuals who since 7 February,2020 have entered Italy after having visited areas affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The areas affected are those identified by the World Health Organization on the basis of the Organization’s daily situation reports (www.who.int, Coronavirus/Situation report – Table 1).
Such areas currently include the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan.
Taiwan’s travelers to Italy are therefore subject to the above -mentioned compulsory information of Italian health authorities and subsequent measures.