Italy tightens green pass rules ahead of holidays

26, Nov 2021 |

As Covid-19 cases rise, particularly in the north of the country, the Italian government has announced it will tighten the rules around its green pass for the holidays

The green pass is proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or a recent negative test that gives access to public transport and venues across the country. On November 24, it was announced that the pass would no longer provide holders access to non-essential services.

Resulting in a strict restriction on unvaccinated visitors and locals to enjoy indoor entertainment, most leisure activities, even board trains, planes, buses, ferries in Italy. Without proof of vaccination or recovery hotel check-ins will also be a pain.

These restrictions will come into regulation from December 6 and will apply until at least January 15, 2022. Put in place to curb the surge of the virus during the busy holiday season, the new rules will give vaccinated people a "normal" Christmas, and would "give certainty to the tourist season", said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

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