After more than two months of strict lockdown and more than 33,500 coronavirus deaths, Italians are once again free to travel from one region to another as of Wednesday.

The country’s airports have also re-opened their doors, with passengers subjected to temperature checks. 

In a move that’s expected to, at least partially, help save this year’s tourism season, all passengers travelling within Europe’s 26-nation Schengen zone will not be required to quarantine themselves upon arrival. 

“It’s an important message, of reassurance, that we are giving as Italy to the whole world,” Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said in a Facebook post Wednesday. “The total opening of the country enables us to show foreign states a united and compact Italy, inside which it is possible to move freely.”

Source: NBC News

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