3rd June 2020
Italy Is Open to Visitors Including Those from Britain
Italy opened its borders to some foreign travellers on 3 June. Visitors arriving in the country will not have to quarantine for two weeks but it is mandatory to wear face masks in places where it is not possible to practice social distancing.
Flavio Zappacosta, manager for the board in UK & Ireland, commented: “The tourism industry is one of Italy’s key economy drivers, so it is with utmost importance that we open for business as soon as it is safe to do so. We know how popular Italy is for Brits and hope we can inspire them to start to plan and book an Italian holiday this year.”
How Italy Prepared to Re-open Its Borders
Italy started to open up to members of the public on 18 May. Museums, attractions, parks, bars, restaurants and ice cream shops are all open now. They have to comply with a strict set of new guidelines and protocols to ensure social distancing is respected all the time. By then end of the month gyms, swimming pools and sports centres also opened.
Facilities that Will Be Available for the First Visitors to Italy
Beach resorts are open and following guidelines to ensure everyone will be safe while enjoying the lovely Italian coastline. Theatres, concert halls, cinemas and other outdoor areas will be open from 15 June. Performances must all be pre-booked and properly spaced seats pre-assigned. All staff and spectators must obey social distancing measures. A maximum of one thousand spectators will be allowed at outdoor shows and two hundred for indoor events.
Restrictions That Will Be Imposed on Visitors to Italy
Visitors to Italy must wear a face mask in all enclosed areas. These include public transport and anywhere where it is not possible to exercise social distancing. Social distancing is also a requirement.
Valery Collins is the Experienced Traveller
An excellent raconteur, Valery has been writing about her experiences on the road since she started travelling 25 years ago. After publishing 4 books she turned to online travel writing and photography. Today she is editor, features’ writer and reviewer for ExperiencedTraveller.com and regularly contributes guided city walks to GPSmyCity.com