The Italian government has announced its intention to make the EU’s COVID-19 digital certificate mandatory for unvaccinated tourists coming from abroad. The new restrictions are applicable to all unvaccinated people who do not hold the country’s “Green Pass”. According to the National Tourism Agency of Italy, anyone over the age of 12 must have a health pass to access certain activities and services. The new rules will start from August 6, 2021.
The new rules were introduced on July 22. The health pass is issued by Italy to all those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, to those who have recently recovered from the virus or to those who test negative. test performed within 48 hours.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi said: “The Delta variant is threatening. It spreads much faster than the other variants. I invite all Italians to get vaccinated and do it right away. Without vaccinations, we would have to shut everything down again.
From the first week of August, Italy will open theaters, museums, exhibitions, sports, fairs, swimming pools and gymnasiums. But it will only be authorized for holders of health packages. The pass will also be compulsory for those who also wish to enter restaurants, bars and pastry shops. However, the discos will remain closed. It is expected that in September, the country plans to make the Green Pass mandatory for all those traveling by plane and train.