Date Published: May 16, 2020
Source: CTV News
The Italian government announced today that it will open its borders for tourism on June 3, 2020. This marks the end of Europe’s strictest and longest COVID-19 lockdown. Both international and regional borders will open and this also eliminates the 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from abroad. Tourism makes up 13% of Italy’s GDP and half a million jobs are at risk if the summer tourism industry does not take off, according to the Italy’s national hotel federation. However, Italy’s neighbouring countries are wary of this news. France has sought a unified European effort on border openings, indicating that neighbouring countries may not agree with Italy’s removal of their travel ban.
Read the full article here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/italy-seeks-to-boost-tourism-by-opening-borders-june-3-1.4942487
Summary by: Joseph Chon