Italy’s aviation authority banned the use of overhead storage compartments on all flights to, from, or within the country.
The restriction is meant to prevent people from crowding in the aisles before and after flights, potentially transmitting the coronavirus.
Italy also lifted social distancing requirements on flights, although passengers are still required to wear face masks.
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Italy’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) said on Friday that overhead storage compartments must be blocked on certain flights to, from, and within the country, part of an unusual effort to try and combat the spread of the novel coronavirus on planes.
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