Today Italy Opens Up For Travel And Starts Operating International Flights

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Today Italy Opens up and by July 1 so will Greece and Spain, some without quarantines.

On Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced that there will be the opening of foreign tourism to Spain starting July 1, according to ES. Tourists will no longer have to quarantine themselves for two weeks.

As one of Spain’s most vital economic engines, there are roughly 80 million visitors every year, accounting for more than 12 percent of the country’s economy.

Last week, Greece also announced that its tourism season would start from June 15. Italy announced that both domestic and international flights from its airports would start operating from June 3.

The UK government, however, said that from June 8, visitors would need to quarantine themselves for two weeks, and those who breach the rules could face a £1,000 fine.

EasyJet, Wizz Air, and Ryanair have announced plans to resume flights in June and July, while the UK government still advises against traveling abroad.

“After four months of lockdown, we welcome these moves by Governments in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus to open their borders, remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines,” said Eddie Wilson, Ryanair CEO.

Wilson said that “all Ryanair flights will operate with new health guidelines in place, which will require all passengers and Ryanair crews to wear face masks at all times in the airport terminals and on board our aircraft, in compliance with EU guidelines.”

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