This summer unlike last year the lovely vacation destination Italy reopens for travelers from the EU, UK, and Israel from Sunday. Anyone who tests negative for the Covid-19 from these places can take a flight to Italy. The government announced on Friday seeing the booming tourism sector.
The EU is offering vaccines at a steady pace and plans to record the vaccines, tests, and recovered statistics by a unified system to increase travel from June. The countries, therefore, are looking at it as a way for an economic rebound. If the travel restrictions are eased, more travelers both for business and leisure will boost the hospitality sector.
Travelers coming from these countries were requested to stay in isolation for five days and test before arrival and after the quarantine period.
Tourism Minister Massimo Garavaglia said, “We have been waiting for this move for a long time and it anticipates a Europe-wide travel pass.”
There are government extended flights – ‘Covid- tested’ that include places in the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and Japan. Also, some flights to Naples, Rome, Venice, and Milan they will not have quarantine restrictions for travelers who test negative on these routes.
To curb the spread of the virus there were strict travel restrictions between Italy and other countries, the effective vaccination campaigns declined the cases in the last few weeks. On Friday, the national health institute (ISS) said the “R” reproduction number declined to 0.86 from 0.89 the previous week. The indication of an “R” rate above 1 is exponential growth.
Italy has seen the worst number of deaths due to Covid-19 i.e.; around 124,000 and was the second-highest after Britain. Due to the present decline in cases, 19 regions are designated as “low-infection” zones and one is a “medium-risk” one in Italy. In addition to this Prime Minister, Mario Draghi’s government will discuss ways to ease the 10 p.m. curfew for the nation.
The US travelers get a chance to travel to Italy by Delta Airlines with mandatory tests before and after taking the flight from Sunday.
The Airline offers multiple options for departure through the nonstop services to Italy. The airline provides flights between Atlanta and Rome weekly five times transitioning to daily service from 26th May, daily flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport, and flights from JFK to Rome weekly thrice transitioning to daily service from 1st July. Other three nonstop routes, Atlanta to Venice, Boston to Rome, and JFK to Venice will start this summer.