Specifically, according to the letter,
In complete compliance with the measures adopted by the Italian Government, having the primary objective of protecting public health due to the current medical emergency, the Italian Port Association wishes to clarify that operations in ports are carried out with adequate measures.
It is highlighted that ports and their regular services are fully functioning. Moreover, they inform that all restricted measures are implemented specifically to the cruise sector.
It should be reminded that the "Free Sanitary Practice" issued by the Local Office of Maritime Health remains in force. This document authorizes ships to berth, and all Italian ports are equipped and ready to apply any new measures deemed necessary by the Italian Office of Civil Defence, without compromising cargo operations.