In Italy, for months now, there have been bans on travel from and to other EU and Schengen Member states owing to COVID-19 threat.
Now, the Italian government has decided to allow unrestricted travel between the country and other Schengen countries. The decision has also come as a relief as free internal movement will also be allowed.
The decision will be implemented from June 3, 2020, as was decided on the Friday session of the Council of Ministers. So, it’s probably time to put the Schengen tourist visa to good use again.
The decision to open Italy’s borders was made as per a decree-law approved upon the proposal of President Giuseppe Conte and Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
Though there are urgent measures taken to control COVID-19 to facilitate the opening of borders on June 3, any relapse will reverse the decision.
From June 3, the only limitation to travel between different regions and beyond borders will be by state measures according to Article 2 of the decree-law. These measures will relate to specific areas of the country. It will be according to what’s adequate to the level of risk of infection in these areas.
The cross-border travel rules will also be compliant with the regulations of the EU and international obligations. Travelers will only need to stay updated while traveling on an Italy visit visa.
Travel will be allowed between Vatican City or the Republic of San Marino and neighboring regions.
But there’s still need of clarity regarding the health and safety measures to be practiced for travelers arriving in Italy after June 3, 2020.
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