It has been announced that Italy will be opening it's borders on June 3. This was one of the strictest and longest lockdowns in all of Europe. On May 18 bars, restaurants, shops, and hair salons are also opening. The impetus for these openings while the virus rages on is Tourism, or rather the lack of tourism. The lockdown has cost Italy over 10 billion Euros. These openings are what tourism operators have been hoping for. Tourism in Italy accounts for approx. 13% of the GDP. Let's hope the airline industry recuperates and flights begin to be available again.