Italy Drops Vaccination, Test Requirements for Foreign Travelers

"Green Pass" measure expires on May 31.

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(SPOT.ph) As a bucket list destination, Italy takes pride in its flourishing arts and culture scene, breathtaking coastlines, and roster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country is also well-known for its work-life balance among employees. And this tourist favorite is dropping a number of strict travel requirements, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative COVID-19 test.

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What to Know About Italy Travel Requirements

The Press Office of the Ministry of Health announced on May 30 that the country's Green Pass measure "will not be extended." Also known as the Green Certification COVID-19, the Green Pass is required for entry to Italy from a foreign country. This certifies that the person has met one of the following conditions: completion of the primary vaccination series or booster dose, recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, recovery after the administration of vaccination, and rapid antigen or molecular swab test. The ordinance is effective only until May 31, which means that a traveler entering Italy doesn't require any of the mentioned conditions.

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On April 28, the Ministry of Health also issued a press release on the signed ordinance that "transposes the text of the amendment on the use of masks indoors." This means that people are no longer required to wear their masks in bars, restaurants, museums, and supermarkets.

For updates, visit Italy's Minister dela Sallut's website.

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