Evacuated Afghan citizens will be vaccinated in Italy

Italy will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Afghans who have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

Premier Mario Draghi’s Office said Tuesday that he had asked the Italian army general responsible for the national vaccination program to devise a plan so that recent evacuees can be vaccinated.

 

They can get a vaccine at any of the locations in the country if they wish.

 

Evacuees arrive in Italy and receive humanitarian visas. They are also tested for COVID-19.

 

Italian ministers informed lawmakers earlier in the day that 2,659 Afghans had already arrived in Italy and nearly 1,100 were at Kabul airport, awaiting Italian flights.