Austria's government implemented restrictions for people travelling from Italy on Wednesday, including the requirement to present a medical certificate, in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, as footage from Brennerpass on the Italian border shows.
«There are three measures for these controls. First of all, we are controlling whether someone wanting to enter Austria has a medical... Еще certificate, then this person may enter. Secondly, all Austrians or people living in Austria must confirm in writing that they will quarantine themselves at home for 14 days. And thirdly, for all those who are merely passing through Austria: they also must confirm in writing that they are going to pass through Austria,» said District Commissioner of Innsbruck Josef Schreier at the scene.
Italy remains Europe's worst-hit country by the coronavirus which has killed 827 people in the country and infected over 12,000 more. On Wednesday evening Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a nationwide shutdown of commercial activities excluding food & pharmacies.