Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017
The G7 Summit is all set to begin in Sicily a week from now and the travellers heading for Italy should expect increased security and documentation check. The free-movement Schengen Agreement is being suspended, meaning all airline passengers will go through immigration checks.
President of America, Donald Trump is among the world leaders attending the gathering in the hill town of Taormina.
British Airways warned its passengers of longer waiting times for all customers arriving into Italy during May but especially at Milan Linate, Catania and Pisa airports. “We have also been told to expect longer waiting times for all customers as they go through security search areas and passport control areas for flights departing from Italian airports. Please arrive at the airport in good time for your flight,’ said BA.
The Foreign Office also warned the passengers that the border controls will have tougher checks and it will be applicable until 31 May. “Expect delays and allow extra time to transit passport control at airports, seaports and border crossings.”
White House officials have caused headaches for the authorities in Sicily with their security demands for the US President. It is expected that Mr Trump will stay at a US air base south of Catania.