Coronavirus: Italy reopens its borders to European Union tourists starting June 3rd

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 16 May 2020 at 11h26 · Updated on 18 May 2020 at 10h01
Starting June 3rd, 2020, foreigners coming from the European Union and the Schengen area will be able to enter Italy again no obligation to self-isolate. Remains to see if many of them will be travelling to the country of the Dolce Vita this summer.

The Italian government is speeding their containment exit plan up. In the night from Friday to Saturday, the country has voted a measure allowing, starting June 3rd, the reopening of the borders to foreign tourists from the European Union and the Schengen area. Starting from that day, foreign travelers wishing to go to Italy will no longer have to stay in mandatory quarantine.

These measures, voted at the end of the Council of Ministers with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, respects the “legal order of the European Union” the Italian government’s release reads, adding yet to this statement that it can evolve depending on a possible “epidemiological risk”.

As for them, Italians are allowed to freely move within their region again starting May 18th. The, starting from June 3rd, they can travel freely across the entire country. For the record, the tourism sector represents about 13% of Italy’s GDP.

And what about France? On May 15th, the French government has announced people coming from Spain will have to self-isolate in a matter of reciprocity with similar measures set in Spain earlier this week.

As for French holidays, Edouard Philippe guaranteed on May 14th that all French will be able to go on vacations in July and August, everywhere across France and overseas.


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