Luigi Di Maio, head of the Italian diplomacy, announced on Saturday that the five-day quarantine obligation will be lifted for travelers from the European Union, Great Britain and Israel.

After consulting with Minister of Health Roberto Speranza on easing restrictions on tourism, the head of the Italian diplomacy wrote on social media: “We must plan for the summer so that health, economy and work are not endangered.”

He added that the government’s goal is to open Italy to new arrivals from countries that have achieved high levels of vaccination against COVID-19 and to ease some restrictions starting in mid-May.

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Di Maio said: “We are working to lift the mini-quarantine for people coming from European countries, Britain and Israel, if the test results are negative, or they have a vaccination certificate or have recovered in the past six months.”

Italian media unofficially reported that the five-day quarantine commitment for tourists from European Union countries, Great Britain and Israel will end on May 15.

Changes also for American tourists

The changes also apply to the United States of America. The minister announced: “The frequency of COVID-19-free flights from the United States will be increased, and as of June we intend to lift the quarantine for those coming from there.”

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