Italy bans hand luggage on flights 'for health reasons'

Jun 27, 2020 438

Italian authorities have announced that hand luggage is banned on all national and international flights as of Friday June 26th. The rule change was clarified by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), Il Corriere della Sera reports, saying it specifically prohibits the use of overhead lockers for any type of luggage "for health reasons".

Small handbags and items which can be placed under the seat in front of you are still allowed. The measure is intended to prevent aisles being blocked and crowds forming whilst passengers are boarding or disembarking, as the government aims to limit the risks of spreading Covid-19.

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