An update from Italy..
A timeline of upcoming plans. Despite the recent crisis, Italy can be proud of the results it has achieved.
Despite the recent crisis, Italy can be proud of the results it has achieved. A large majority of infections have been successfully limited within two regions of the north, while the rest of the country, including Rome, registers some of the lowest numbers of infection/death rates in Europe.
- Since 4 May, people have less restrictions and can travel freely within their region. Public parks are open and gatherings of up to 15 people are allowed. Some shops and factories have also resumed activity.
- Since 18 May, remaining shops, museums and landmarks have reopened to the public, along with sport centres, cafes and restaurants.
- From 3 June, Italy will re-open its borders to travelers from Schengen countries, without any exception, quarantine and self-certification.
- From 15 June, theatres and cinemas will also open.
- All major airports to reopen to commercial flights in June.
- Hotels are back to operation with new health and safety protocol by the Italian Government.
- Safety and confidence of guests will be the priority for events all over the world. Official Italian tourist associations, together with all hospitality suppliers, are finalizing an operational protocol for MICE events to be approved by government authorities. The protocol will demand strict sanitary standards and social distancing for events in our country for the upcoming few months.
*All information taken from Hunt and Palmer.