«Swiss citizens will be able to come to Italy without having to undergo a swab. I am very happy with this result which is important for our business, services and for those with affections that cross the border. It was not easy, until last night I worked with the Ministry’s technicians and the goal was achieved for the good of our territory. This result is the result of the tenacity of the institutional representatives of the Democratic Party of the frontier territories. I thank the Minister of Health for the cooperation shown. Italian citizens will be able to enter Switzerland in the same way ». The PD senator Alessandro Alfieri writes on Facebook who, contacted by the CdT, made it known that the measure, which will be published tomorrow in the Official Gazette, “will come into force today, when the communication of the ordinance will arrive at the border posts” . The Italian senator explains: “You can move up to 60 km from your home, to give an example: those who live in Ponte Tresa will be able to reach almost as far as Milan, while those who live in the Bellinzona area can reach Varese”. You can stay in Italy for 24 hours after crossing the border. No tampons will be needed, but the completion of the «Passenger Locator Form» is required. It will not be necessary to register with the ATS. Alfieri says he is satisfied with the result after three weeks of work to unblock the situation in the border areas.
“Joy overcomes tiredness”
Satisfied, it goes without saying, the mayor of Lavena Ponte Tresa Massimo Mastromarino, among other things president of the Italian border municipalities association. “Feeling the responsibility to represent your own community and border communities obliges you to make an incessant and continuous commitment to represent our needs,” he says. «This evening Minister Speranza signed the ordinance that allows entry into Italy from Switzerland without the need for a buffer or other limitation for 24 hours for a strip of 60 kilometers. Joy surpasses tiredness ». So, a series of thanks. “To all of you merchants, border citizens, associations” as well as “local political representatives”. “You have given strength to our voice,” concludes Mastromarino. “The border strip must come back to life.”