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Italy moves to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are being eased in Italy from June 3 to allow international travel.

People will be able to travel within their own region from Monday.

Shops are restaurants are due to reopen from Monday (May 18) providing that social distancing is enforced.

People will be allowed to attend Mass in churches with some restrictions from the same date but worshippers must wear face masks socially distance. Other religious ceremonies will also be allowed to take place.

All travel restrictions will then be eased from June 3.

More than 31,600 people have died with the virus in the country, the third highest figure behind the US and UK.

The UK government has been urging Britons not to make foreign travel plans as lockdown restrictions and travel warnings remain in place.

The Foreign Office still advises against all but essential overseas travel.

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