Italy’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced new containment measures for the coronavirus pandemic. All arriving and departing passengers are required to have their ticket ready for inspection, “as well as the prescribed declaration stating the reason that allows them to travel within or outside Italy”. The form can be downloaded here.
A banner on the official Malpensa Airport site also informs passengers that, starting from Monday 16 March, Terminal 1 will be temporarily closed and commercial aviation traffic will be redirected to Terminal 2.
As for the new documentary requirements, according to the ministry, for departing Schengen and non-Schengen flights, self-declaration is required only for residents or those domiciled in restricted areas. “For incoming Schengen and non-Schengen flights, passengers must justify the purpose of their journey at the time of entry.”
Even though limited flights are still being operated at Malpensa and Linate airports, passengers are recommended to contact their airline to double-check the status of their flight, and to travel to the airport only if their journey adheres to the requirements specified in the decree.
For information on procedures in other countries, information is available on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Meanwhile, for travellers using the Malpensa Express, services are only available between Milano-Centrale and Malpensa-Airport stations, while Milano-Cadorna to Malpensa Airport has been suspended.
Transport authorities said the measure had been taken following a reduction in airport activities and the consequent decrease in airport passengers.
The Milano Centrale-Malpensa Airport link provides travellers with a service every 30 minutes in each direction, connecting Terminal 1 with Milano Centrale, Milano Porta Garibaldi and Milano Bovisa stations.
From Milano Centrale, trains to Malpensa Airport leave every hour at .25 and .55 minutes until 7.55pm; while from 8.25pm services are every hour until 11.25pm.
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