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Customer Advisory – COVID 19 Update: EMEA – Italy

March 9, 2020

As reported in global media outlets, over the weekend the Italian government initiated a quarantine decree for several provinces, due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus.

Please note the following:

  • The quarantined areas of Italy as per map below (valid as of today). At this time the quarantine affects an estimated 16 million people.
  • There is no ban on manufacturing/production, warehousing, freight transport or other work that cannot be performed remotely, or for example, from home, within the quarantine areas.
  • The movement of individuals from/to quarantine areas is only permitted if required by work needs or ‘situations of necessity’, or for health reasons to be certified by self-declaration.
  • At this point main Italian ports are not within quarantine area and even if the area is extended we expect port operations to continue (as happened in China). For example, Milan airport which is within the quarantine area remains operational (though with considerable impact upon passenger flight schedules).
  • All APL Logistics’ service partners in Italy remain operational.

Please reach out to your local APL Logistics representatives with any concerns. We will continue to publish advisories as necessary.

As always, information regarding the COVID-19, including Q&A, online training, technical guidelines, preventative measures, travel guidance, etc. can be found on the WHO website:, and we encourage you to reference local health authorities and guidelines in your area.

Click here to download the advisory


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