On May 1, Italy eliminated the Green Pass to enter public places, one of the strictest measures that the Italian government had imposed due to the Covid-19 virus.
The Green Pass certified that you had a full dose of vaccination and was necessary to move around Italy, as it was needed to enter restaurants, cafes, museums, bars, gyms, theaters and more. It was also required for boarding long-distance trains and buses, checking into hotels, guest houses, etc.
In addition, travelers will no longer have to fill out the passenger locator form.
However, travelers must still meet some requirements to enter Italy, at least until the end of May.
Travelers must present a vaccination certificate in digital or paper format to enter the country.
To be considered fully vaccinated, no more than 270 days must have passed since travelers received their final dose of a primary vaccination course. If that time frame has been exceeded, travelers will need to show proof of receiving a booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated.
Those under 18 are exempt from this rule, however they must have a complete vaccination schedule.
Children under six years of age do not need to present a vaccination schedule nor will they be examined upon arrival in the country.
The vaccines accepted by Italy are: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), as well as those considered equivalent by Italian legislation (Covishield, Fiocruz, R-Covid).
Those who have recovered from the virus in the last 180 days can present a recovery certificate to enter.
If they are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, they may have a negative Covid-19 test result; it can be an antigen test done within 24 hours prior to departure or a PCR test done within 48 hours prior to departure.
The mandatory use of face masks has also been relaxed, it is no longer necessary to use it in restaurants, bars and shops, however it is mandatory in cinemas, theaters, clubs and concert halls. In public transport an FFP2 mask must be worn.
In case of not wearing a face mask in the indicated places, they may receive a fine.
Since last March 31, Italy began to relax the sanitary measures for Covid-19, and the elimination of the Green Pass has been one of the most significant steps of this.
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