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Italy allows entry from June 3rd

  • Italy relaxes the restrictions in the de Corona crisis and wants to allow entry from abroad again from June 3rd.
  • This increases the chances that a summer vacation in the country is possible.
  • Tourism is one of the most important industries in Italy, the country is dependent on visitors.

Good news for everyone planning their summer vacation: Italy, which has been particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, wants to allow foreigners to enter again from June 3rd. In addition, trips between regions in Italy should be allowed again, the government in Rome decided on Saturday night. The opening is subject to the condition that the infection events in individual regions or states allow it. In a two-week quarantine after entry, only those who have had contact with infected people or who have themselves tested positive.

At the moment, entry is only possible in exceptional cases, for example for Italians who are abroad and want to return to their home country or foreigners who are resident in Italy.
Italy is less affected by Covid-19 lung disease than few other countries in the EU; almost 32,000 people have died so far. According to civil protection, more than 223,000 people have contracted the virus. The number of infections has been declining for a long time. The country had imposed one of the strictest and longest lockdowns in the EU in early March.

Opening the border to the summer season is particularly important for the tourism industry, which is one of the most important economic sectors in Italy. Further easing is already planned for this Monday: hairdressers, cosmetic studios, retailers, bars and restaurants are allowed to reopen. However, only with strict distance rules. People can also move without self-disclosure, but only within their region. Museums and libraries can open. You can also go back to the beach or meet friends. So far, you could only meet with relatives. Services are also allowed again.

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