February 27, 2021



France Stops Citizens From Going Abroad To Ski With New Border Checks – Travel Off Path

Italy, which has seen in excess of 333,000 cases in the past two weeks, has limited travel between regions and municipalities, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stating that his country “can’t afford” holidays on the snow. He also made it clear that if other countries didn’t follow suit and instead left their resorts open, it increased the risk of Italians heading abroad and bringing the virus home. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meanwhile, said that she will see if she can reach an agreement regarding the closure of all resorts in Europe. Given that Switzerland is outside the EU, any blanket ban in Europe would subsequently see them unaffected and free to make their own decisions regarding the closing or opening of ski facilities.