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NO Italy Will Not Close Off Borders to Tourists Until 2021

Giorgio Palmucci, president of the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT) recently corrected some common misconceptions regarding tourism in Italy this year.

Many reports surfaced stating that Italy was going to close its borders to tourists until 2021. However, Giorgio Palmmucci recently set the record straight SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“Tourism in Italy will start again, with all precautions and in maximum safety, Dario Franceschini, (minister of cultural heritage, activities and tourism) did well to clarify that no border closure is expected. Those who love Italy must be allowed to return to enjoy it, in compliance with governmental and regional guidelines,” Palmmucci expressed.

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He added, “I have never spoken, nor ever thought, of closing the Italian borders to tourists for 2020. I am working on the exact opposite. I proposed at the meeting of Tourism Ministers of the European Union, a European uniformity of the safety rules with respect to the risk of contagion, allowing the free movement of tourists within the European Union,”

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