Italy is temporarily introducing stricter border controls from May 9-30 ahead of the 43rd G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, eTNW claims. 

The measures are to prevent terrorist cells from attempting to enter the country during the summit, which will be held on May 26 and 27.  

The measures also include temporary intra-Schengen border controls, meaning that entering and exiting Italy will take much longer during this time, especially for non-Schengen and non-EU citizens entering Italy from another Schengen state. 

The measures are valid for all ports of entry, including land, sea, and air.

Travellers are advised to arrive at airports earlier than previously planned to allow for longer security checks.