“At the moment, there are no restrictions on entry to Italy of any special references is not required,” the diplomat said. According to him, the procedure of issue of visas will not change because of the pandemic, however, travelers need to be prepared for the precautions that they have to face when entering the country. “We’ll try to facilitate the process of issuance and registration of visas, ready at any moment to resume this work,” – said the Ambassador.

Terracciano also noted that Italy will open their borders for tourists from June 15. “I hope that from the 15th of June and the Russian government denied entry to the country. Because no Russian tourists will not go to Italy, if then he will have to face difficulties to return home,” said the Ambassador.

According to the diplomat, at the end of the pandemic, Europe must learn “to make decisions faster” instantly respond to the global challenges that could potentially have such devastating impact as the pandemic. “It is impossible to defend, impossible to close their borders to find the answer and come to victory over a great challenge. The answer must be a global cooperation through multilateral organizations and platforms,” – said Terracciano.

In this regard, he recalled the cooperation that has developed between the military medics of Russia and Italy from the first days of the emergency and which will continue in the future.

as for the Russian-Italian cultural events, the Ambassador expressed the hope that their conduct will resume until the end of the year, although most will still have to move on to the next. “This applies to both our projects with the Pushkin Museum and the State Hermitage Museum, with all our traditional partners. This also applies to the larger cultural initiatives that were planned in the context of Innoprom in Yekaterinburg in July. Therefore, all the cultural events that we have planned, including an exhibition of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, will be held next year”, – said Terracciano.