Italy, which has been particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, wants to allow entry for foreigners from 3. June allowed again. In addition, travel between regions in italy will be allowed again, the government in rome decided.
The announcement is subject to the proviso that the infection situation in individual regions or countries permits it. Only those who have had contact with infected persons or who have tested positive themselves have to go into a two-week quarantine after entering the country.
At present, entry is only possible in exceptional cases, including for example for italians who are abroad and want to return to their home country, or foreigners who have their residence in italy.
Italy has been hit harder by the covid 19 lung disease than many other countries in the EU, with nearly 32 deaths so far.000 people. According to the civil defense, a total of more than 223 people have died.000 people infected with the virus. But the infection figures have been declining for a long time. The country had imposed at the beginning of march one of the strictest and longest lockdowns in the EU.
Opening the border for the summer season is particularly important for the tourism industry, which is one of the most important sectors of the italian economy.
Already from this monday further relaxations are foreseen: hairdressers, beauty salons, retailers, bars and restaurants will be allowed to reopen. But only with strict rules of distance. People would then also be allowed to move around without a self-disclosure, but only within their region. Museums and libraries can open. You can also go to the beach or meet friends again. Until now, you were only allowed to meet with relatives. Church services are also allowed again.