"The green digital pass is crucial for the tourism sector in Europe to recover before herd immunity is achieved," Italian Tourism Minister Massimo Garavalia told APE-MPE.
The Italian Minister of Tourism added that this initiative, which was first undertaken by the Greek government, is based first of all on logic and helps the entire tourism sector.
At the same time, Garavalia, who recently had the opportunity to exchange views by telephone with Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis, wished that Italy could reopen its gates to tourists on June 2, a celebration of the Italian Royal Republic.
Regarding the presence of tourists in his country in 2021, Garavalia stressed that no comparisons can be made with 2019, "but European citizens will be able to start moving around again in peace and tranquility in the Schengen area." "Timely planning is crucial," he said.
Regarding the news that many Greek islands will be "covid free" for the summer, which was shown especially in Italy, Massimo Garavalia stressed that large Italian islands, such as Sardinia, want to achieve this goal, but it is certainly easier to make it immediately a reality for smaller island communities, and in Italy.