Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15

Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15
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Italy hopes other EU countries will reopen their borders to Italian citizens on June 15, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, as coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased, APA reports citing Reuters.

Italy - which has the world’s fourth-highest COVID-19 death toll after the United States, Britain and Brazil - opened its doors to other EU citizens on June 3, but most European countries are still largely off-limits for Italian nationals.

“June 15 is an important date for many of our citizens,” Di Maio told a news conference during a visit to neighboring Slovenia.

 

Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar told the same news conference: “Health conditions in Italy are improving fast ... I’m looking optimistically towards June 15.”

Di Maio said Germany and Switzerland have also indicated that they could open their borders to Italians from that date.

He said he hoped border openings would apply to people from all parts of Italy, including those areas worst-affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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