Italy to Lift Travel Restrictions:

16 May, 2020

The government of Italy has signed a decree that will allow travel to and from the
country from 3 June. It will also allow travel between the regions. The move marks
a major step in the country’s efforts to reopen its tourism and economy after more
than two months of lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. The country recorded
highest death due to Covid-19 tolls in the world but at present infection rate has
fallen sharply.

According to new strategy there will be relaxation in border so that there will be
reunite of families and lovers. The latest decree was signed by Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte and published early on Saturday. Even after this provision some
Italian regions had called for a swifter easing of restrictions, but Prime Minister
Conte said they would be relaxed gradually. Shops and restaurants are also going
to reopen from 18 May but need to maintain social distancing. At the same time,
Catholic churches are preparing for the resumption of Mass on the same day but
again there must have social distancing and worshippers must wear face masks.

Earlier of this week, the Italian government have approved a €55bn (£48bn; $59bn)
stimulus package designed to offset the economic impact of the pandemic on
businesses and families which is highly appreciated.

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