Will Italy open for travel this summer?
We are frequently asked whether tourism will restart in Italy this summer. From the many messages we receive it is clear that there is an appetite for international travel.
Based on last year’s relaxation of travel restrictions it is anticipated that Italy will open to visitors for a 2021 summer season. A restart is needed for the sake of Italy’s tourism sector and to boost the economy.
Although Italy is expected to relax rules on travel again this summer it is not yet certain. At the end of last week Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi confirmed that while no date has been set for this, the summer season has not been “abandoned”.
At a Thursday evening press conference the Prime Minister said he hoped that reopening on 2nd June, in time for the Festa della Repubblica (Italy’s National Day and Republic Day), would be possible.
“Let’s hope so, maybe even earlier, who knows,” Draghi said.
Currently most arrivals in Italy are subject to testing and quarantine requirements – please refer to the Italian Health Ministry’s website for full details (in English).