Italy plans to open to all tourists in Apriladmin
The Italian authorities do not plan to extend the current restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists after March 31: this week, the country’s government should finalize a roadmap to exit the coronavirus pandemic by Catholic Easter, Corriere della Sera newspaper reports.
Based on existing information, the state of emergency, which expires on March 31, will not be extended. Italian Tourism Minister, Massimo Garvallia, urges to hurry up with the opening of the country to travelers and emphasizes the need to keep up with European competitors, who have already announced the deadlines for lifting all restrictions and facilitating entry not only for those arriving from the EU, but also from other countries.
The decision to recognize vaccines that are not approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and do not allow tourists to receive the EU “green COVID-certificate” has already been made. This is one of the necessary measures to stimulate tourist trips from countries using their vaccines. In addition, Italy will recognize paper vaccination certificates, as well as those on which the QR code is not compatible with the Italian system.