Italy will 'knowingly face risk' and reopen for tourists in early June

published 18.05.2020 05:34

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Italy has been one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus, and yet the country's government has just announced that it will reopen in early June.

According to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who spoke publically through a television address to the country, Italy will reopen early June to European tourists.

This is an effort by the government to restart the economy, while at same time being extra cautious of a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Italy is heavily dependant on its tourism, and early in early March, Cote announced a full shutdown of the country due to coronavirus.

Italy will also be abandoning the two-week mandatory quarantine when tourists decide to enter the country; this new ruling will begin on June 3.