China News Service, February 23. According to Euronet, citing EUN News Agency, the Italian National Statistics Institute (ISTAT) said that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic in February 2020, it has had a huge impact on Italian weddings, and the number of weddings has dropped by 52.3 %.

The orientation of newlyweds has also changed a lot, with one in five Italians choosing a foreigner as their newlywed partner.

  According to reports, in 2020, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, thousands of Italians are under pressure, forcing them to postpone or give up marriage.

There are even many young people who have changed the custom of local marriage, and prefer foreign immigrants living in Italy to choose a mate.

Of the couples registered to marry in 2020, one in five Italians chose a foreign immigrant.

  Statistics show that since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the proportion of intermarriage between locals and foreigners in central and northern Italy has increased significantly.

The proportion of international marriages is 25.8% in Umbria, 25.2% in Lombardy, 25.1% in Emilia-Romagna and 24.8% in Marche.

  Statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics show that in 2020, a total of 96,841 weddings were held in Italy, down 47.4% from 2019.

Among them, religious ceremony weddings fell by 67.9%, and secular weddings fell by 52.3%.

Separated couples decreased by 18.0%; divorces decreased by 21.9%.

  Italian Health Minister Speranza signed and promulgated the latest epidemic prevention decree on the 22nd. From March 1, Italy will no longer require travelers from outside the European Union to be quarantined after entry.

Travellers from non-EU countries are only required to show proof upon entry that they have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 infection, or proof of a negative test within 48 hours.