While the EU’s external borders reopened for citizens of 14 countries as of Wednesday (1 July), Italy has decided to retain voluntary quarantine measures for people coming outside of the Schengen Area with a decree signed by the Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza.
“The global situation is still very difficult. We must ensure that the sacrifices Italians had to endure these past months are not nullified” said Speranza.
However, the list of reasons for foreign citizens to enter the country has been expanded, as it now allows them to enter for reasons of study, work, health and extreme urgency.
Tourists from outside the EU are therefore not authorized to enter Italy at the moment. (Alessandro Follis | EURACTIV.it)