Entries of non-EU citizens into Italy plunged last year

40% down on 2019, lowest level in last 10 years

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 22 - Entries of non-EU citizens into Italy plunged by 40% last year on the previous year, ISTAT said Friday.
    Just 106,503 new stay permits were issued to non-EU citizens in 2020, the lowest number in the last 10 years, the stats agency said.
    Permits for study were down 58.1% and for asylum by 51%.
    ISTAT said fewer foreigners came, but the number of 'new Italians' rose by 4.1%, with 119,000 non-EU citizens gaining Italian citizenship. (ANSA).
   

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