Italy could waive the obligation to present the Green Pass in 2022
The Italian authorities could review the anti-COVID-19 measures currently in force, including on the use of the Green Pass. It means that, if the situation allows, the Italian Green Pass will no longer be as widely requested and used as of 2022.
"It is reasonable to believe that with the new year, there could be a review of the restrictive measures in force in Italy, including the green permit," he said. Costa said in an interview with Rainews24.
In the same interview, Costa explained that the state of emergency in Italy ends at the end of 2021. Therefore, indicating that if the number of hospitalized persons continues to decrease and if vaccination rates continue to increase, the country's citizens will be able to return to normal without additional measures related to Coronavirus are needed.
Italian Green Pass is a document that shows if a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease, has recovered from infection with the new coronavirus or has a recent negative test result in the last 48 hours.
Currently, the Green Pass is mandatory for everyone, including tourists who want to access transport, such as buses, ferries and planes, among others. In addition, the permit is mandatory for all those who want to be allowed to enter bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, museums, swimming pools, sports events, gyms, amusement parks, conferences and several other places and activities.
In addition to the above, the Italian authorities have announced that the Green Pass certificate will also be mandatory for all people working in the public and private sectors, a measure that will take effect on 15 October.
Under the new rules, workers who refuse to be vaccinated against the virus and are unable to present one of the other two documents, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result will be suspended and risk not being paid after the fifth day. . Following the announcement, thousands of Italians protested on the streets of Milan, Rome and Trieste.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revealed that the coronavirus situation has significantly improved in Italy. In the last 14 days, the country has registered less than 50 cases per 100 inhabitants. Therefore, the EU Health Agency suggested that EU Member States relax the rules of entry against travelers from Italy.