Italy’s national travel advisory on Sunday will be delayed after the Italian government ordered that all flights to and from the country be canceled for a two-day period on Sunday.
The travel advisory, issued by the Ministry of Defence, will now remain in place until Monday, according to Italian media reports.
It said all Italian flights between Italy and Bulgaria, France and the UK, and Spain, would be canceled from Monday to Wednesday.
Italy is among the EU’s top three economic partners, but has been struggling to cope with the migrant crisis.
The government has faced criticism for being slow to respond to the influx of migrants and for failing to stop thousands of people from leaving the country to seek asylum.
More than 3,300 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, according the UN, as more than 4,400 people have died trying to reach Europe by sea.