Italy to impose mandatory 5-day quarantine on EU travel -sources

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will impose a mandatory 5-day quarantine for all those arriving or returning from trips to European Union countries, health ministry sources said on Tuesday.

Travellers will also need to take a COVID-19 test before leaving the country and a further test after their quarantine period is finished.

Similar measures are already in place for trips to countries outside the European Union. The sources did not say how long the new restrictions would remain in place.

(Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)