French-Italian border reopens in southeast France
Topics: FRENCH ITALIAN FRANCE
The land border between France and Italy reopened June 3 in Menton.
But drivers were faced with long waits to cross the border into France, despite promises of easy travel from Bernard Gonzalez, the prefect of Alpes-Maritimes.
Earlier that morning, he said: “If you are French, you can come and go to Italy freely and without constraint.”
However, to enter France from Italy, travellers are asked for a permission slip stating the reason for travel, proof of address and proof of ID. By contrast, to enter Italy from the French side, travellers need only a mask. ■