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G7 in Italy, aircraft and transport. Border controls will be reactivated from May 10th to 30th, waiting time at airports may be longer – SPECIALS AVIONEWS

Rome, Italy - To ensure security on the occasion of the meeting in Taormina at the end of May, Italy will suspend for three weeks the freedom of movement to and from the Schengen area

The day when controls at Italian borders will be temporarily reactivated is coming closer. From 10th to 30th of May, Italy will suspend the ordinary regime of freedom of movement within the Schengen area set by European Union legislation. The decision was taken by the Ministry of the Interior to raise security levels in the Country on the occasion of the G7 meeting that is scheduled on 26-27 May in Taormina, Sicily. Regulation EU 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 establishing “a Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code)” provides in its Article 25 for the possibility of a temporary reintroduction of control at internal borders as a last resort to be implemented in accordance with subsequent Articles where there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security. The suspension -from 0:00 on May 10th to 24:00 on May 30th- will therefore reactivate border controls for all those arriving in Italy or departing from the Country even if they are citizens of the European Union coming from or going to other Member States. All Italian borders will be interested, as well as air, maritime and ground transport. As Italian Embassies announced in recent weeks the measure may have a significant impact on travel times for non-EU nationals who will travel to Italy through another Schengen State. It is possible to see the full version of EU 2016/399 of 9 March 2016 (52 pages) in the "Specials" section at the top left of the AVIONEWS home-page.

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