June 15 will be ‘LITTLE D-DAY’ for tourism in Europe after Covid-19 lockdowns – Italian FM
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has said Rome is working with its European partners on a plan to reopen tourism and likened June 15 the day the EUs borders are expected to fully reopen to a little D-Day for the bloc.
“We are working for us to all start over together in Europe on June 15,” Di Maio told RAI television on Tuesday, adding that June 15 will be “a little European D-Day for tourism.”
To kickstart tourism in Italy, one of the nations in Europe hardest hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, Di Maio said it will be important for all regions to be able to give “homogeneous indications to tourists” and to have the same measures in place so there is no confusion among summer visitors who may be moving between regions.
“We must save what we can save from the summer to help our entrepreneurs,” he added.