Italy says to reopen all airports on June 3

Italy will start reopening all its airports on June 3, its Transport Minister Paola de Micheli announced on Wednesday.

“It will be possible to proceed to the reopening of all airports starting from June 3, when transfers are again permitted,” De Micheli said during a parliamentary session.

The minister added that current interregional and international limitations will also end for public transport within the country.

Flights were halted in all major Italian airports on March 14, except for essential flights, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 4, Rome’s Ciampino and Florence’s airports were allowed to reopen, unlike the Milan hub, as it remained closed due to the lack of air traffic, the minister said.