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Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

National News // May 19, 2020

The government has confirmed it was not aware of a decision by Italy to reopen its border from June 3rd. 

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash Government confirms it was not aware of Italy's border decision

The Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter says it was a one-sided decision and Italy didn’t inform fellow Schengen zone countries. 

Although some travelers are now allowed into France, Germany and Austria – those borders will not fully reopen until June 15th. 

Keller-Sutter says any final decision on the Italian border will involve authorities in canton Ticino which has been badly affected by the pandemic. 

She told Swiss national radio that although Italy may have decided to open from June 3rd, Switzerland is unlikely to let tourists or transit traffic enter Switzerland from Italy until the 15th at the earliest. 

 

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