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5/4, 4:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Draghi: Italy expects tourists from mid-May

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (pictured) stated on Tuesday that he expects the tourism industry to open in the country by the second half of May.

Speaking after the G20 Tourism Minsters' Meeting, Draghi stated that the European Union COVID-19 certificate, that shows whether a person was inoculated against the coronavirus, is going to be implemented from mid-June, while the Italian government has introduced a bill for the national version, and that he expects that national green pass to be operational by the second half of May, allowing vaccinated people to travel across the country without any restrictions. Additionally, Draghi asserted that the tourism industry will "bounce back as strong as before the pandemic," and touted the government's role in economically supporting the sector during the pandemic.

Draghi's comments come in the wake of the European Commission proposing the easing of travel curbs, while the United Kingdom expects international travel to begin on May 17 and is planning their own COVID-19 passports.

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