June 10, 2020 / 10:12 AM / a month ago

Austria lifting checks at Italian border and for arrivals from 30 states

VIENNA, June 10 (Reuters) - Austria is lifting checks at its border with Italy and ending quarantine requirements for arrivals from 30 other European countries as of June 16, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Wednesday.

Officials had told Reuters on Tuesday that Austria would lift coronavirus-related restrictions on arrivals from more than 20 European countries, including Italy, from June 16, but details were ironed out at a ministerial meeting on Wednesday morning.

The lifting of restrictions will not apply to Britain, Sweden, Spain and Portugal, Schallenberg said. Austria will continue to advise against travel to Lombardy, Italy’s hardest-hit region, with a partial travel warning, he added. (Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Alison Williams)

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