March 31, the country plans to lift the current restrictions on the entry of tourists.
Italy plans open to all tourists in April
The Italian authorities do not plan to extend the current restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists after March 31, according to the newspaper Corriere della Sera. “Based on existing information, the state of emergency, which expires on March 31, will not be extended. Italian Minister of Tourism Massimo Garvallia urges to hurry up with the opening of the country for 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 states. — writes the publication. According to Interfax.
Tourism, if there is no serious increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection in countries, then quarantine and testing will not be resumed. “The decision to recognize Sputnik V and all other vaccines that are not approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and do not allow tourists to receive a “green COVID certificate” EU, already accepted. This is one of the necessary measures to stimulate tourist trips from countries using their drugs. In addition, Italy will recognize paper vaccination certificates, as well as those on which the QR code is not compatible with the Italian system, for example, from the USA, — writes Corriere della Sera. At the same time, there is no information from the country's authorities regarding the recognition of the Russian vaccine. The so-called “green COVID-certificate” from April 1, will not be needed to visit street tables in bars and restaurants. In the near future, the government will discuss the removal of this requirement for visiting indoor catering facilities and other institutions. As Corriere della Sera notes, if the epidemiological situation does not worsen by this date, the decree for hotels will also not be extended.