The final confirmation came late on Friday after ministers reviewed the most recent regional health monitoring data in a weekly report produced by the Ministry of Health with the Higher Health Institute.

As well as some international travel, unrestricted movement will be allowed in, including Lombardy, which remains by far the hardest-hit region in the country.

However, some southern regions with relatively few cases are now considering bringing in their own local restrictions on people arriving from the north.
The official Health Ministry report, based on regional data following the last round of reopenings on May 18th, urged caution in restarting regional travel.

Italy had already confirmed that some international travel would be allowed from June 3, and Il Corriere added that postponing regional travel at this point could result in “unequal treatment between Italians and foreigners.”
According to the official figures, more than 33,000 people have now died of the virus in Italy – around 16,000 of them in the Lombardy region alone.

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