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04/17/2020

Italian government organizes charter flights for Italians stranded in southeastern U.S.

The following press release was issued by the Italian Embassy to the U.S. on Thursday, April 16. We have translated the statement here for your convenience. The Italian version follows below.

Washington, D.C.
April 16, 2020

On Sunday, April 19, a charter flight operated by NEOS airline will be departing from Orlando, Florida to repatriate Italian nationals who have been temporarily visiting the southeast United States and are now unable to return home because of the health crisis caused by COVID-19. The flight has been organized in coordination with the Italian government’s crisis management unit.

Those interested in purchasing tickets on the charter flight from Orlando to Rome and Milan can do so by following the instruction on the Neos website (NeosAir.it). After reserving, travelers are asked to notify Italian government officials by writing to assistenza.miami@esteri.it. Reservations can also be made by calling +39 0331 232 827 from 9 a.m – 6:30 p.m. (Italian time). Please remember that the number of seats is limited and travelers will be accommodated in the order of their purchase on the website.

All passengers must be equipped with a protective mask before boarding the flight. And they will be required to present a signed document demonstrating their need and urgency to return to Italy. As per current regulations, all travelers returning to Italy from destinations abroad will be subject to monitoring by healthcare officials and self-imposed isolation at home for 14 days.

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Washington, 16 aprile 2020. Domenica 19 aprile partirà da Orlando un volo speciale operato dalla compagnia NEOS per rimpatriare i connazionali temporaneamente presenti nel sud est degli Stati Uniti e rimasti bloccati a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria legata al COVID 19.

L’iniziativa è stata presa di concerto con l’Unità di Crisi della Farnesina.

Gli interessati potranno acquistare i biglietti seguendo le istruzioni presenti sul sito della Neos www.neosair.it, volo speciale da Orlando a Roma e Milano, e quindi segnalare tale acquisto all’indirizzo assistenza.miami@esteri.it. Per le prenotazioni e’ anche operativo il seguente numero di telefono: +39 0331 232 827 operativo dalle 09.00am alle 6.30 pm (ora italiana)

Si rammenta che i posti sono limitati e sarà assicurata la precedenza in ordine all’acquisto effettuato sul sito.

Si ricorda inoltre che tutti i passeggeri dovranno salire a bordo dotati di mascherina di protezione e dovranno presentare l’autocertificazione attestante i motivi di necessità e urgenza per il rientro. Come da normativa, chiunque rientri dall’estero sarà sottoposto a sorveglianza sanitaria e isolamento fiduciario domiciliare per 14 giorni.

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