Employment and pensions: Italy lifts border restrictions

United Kingdom
Italy has lifted all border restrictions on airline passengers travelling to and from France, Germany, Portugal, the Benelux countries and Spain. These countries are signatories of the Schengen Accord,

under which internal borders are to be abolished by next March and immigration controls from other countries are to be tightened. Italy has not yet fulfilled the conditions for joining the Schengen group of countries but should do so shortly.