Italy scraps Covid pass and could remove other restrictions at end of month

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Italy no longer requires visitors to use a Covid pass to visit restaurants and hotels, but tourists still need one at the moment to enter the country without isolating. The relaxation of some of the rules should make life a little easier for people planning their summer holidays.

The Italian Government chose to extend restrictions requiring tourists from the UK to use a Green Pass to enter Italy without having to isolate for five days. To get a Green Pass, people must be either fully vaccinated, have recovered from Covid in the past six months, or provide a negative PCR or lateral flow test result. The tests need to be paid for by the traveller.

Italy accepts the NHS’s Covid Pass as a Green Pass for entry. Tourists previously also needed a Green Pass/Covid Pass to enter venues like restaurants, museums, bars and hotels, but that was scrapped on May 1.

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Italy will keep the Covid rules for incoming travelers until at least Tuesday, May 31. That is the earliest date they could be scrapped. Travel experts note that the current changes could be the first step in removing all Covid restrictions, with anticipation now focused on the end of this month.

Italy Covid entry requirements for UK tourists – May 2022

Travelers aged six and over must have a Green Pass to enter Italy. Brits can use their NHS Covid Pass as a Green Pass if they are fully vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid in the previous six months, or have uploaded either a negative PCR or negative lateral flow test result. The PCR must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, the lateral flow test must be within 48 hours before entering Italy.

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To be fully vaccinated, you will need a booster jab if the final Covid jab or your initial vaccination course was more than 270 days ago. Those who can not present any of that information must remain in self-isolation for five days after arriving to the final destination in Italy. The rules were extended in late April until May 30. That is the earliest day they are likely to change.

Covid and mask rules in Italy May 2022

There is no longer a requirement to show a Green Pass/Covid Pass to enter businesses like restaurants and hotels, or cultural sites like museums. That was scrapped on May 1.

Masks are no longer mandatory in some indoor settings, such as bars and restaurants, but they must still be worn on public transport, on planes, ferries, trains and coaches entering Italy, and in taxis. Masks are also still required in crowded indoor settings like concert halls, cinemas, live music clubs and indoor sporting events until June 15. You must wear an FFP2 mask where masks are required.

Tourists are advised to carry a mask at all times and wear it in busy areas.

When Italy’s Covid rules could change

Italy’s current Covid-19 measures are in place until May 30. They could be removed at the beginning of June, but there is also a chance they will be extended again if Covid infection rates go the wrong way.



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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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