Italy tightens Covid rules – making it almost impossible for unvaccinated Brits to go on holiday

Italy tightens Covid rules – making it almost impossible for unvaccinated Brits to go on holiday


ITALY is introducing new rules for tourists which will make it even harder for Brits to travel.

The country has its own "super green pass" which is needed to visit venues such as restaurants and cafes, as well as tourist attractions.

It has since been rolled out to include hotels and ski resorts across Italy – just as thousands of Brits are expected to flock to the slopes.

The pass is also needed for all forms of public transport and from February 1, will also be required for banks, post offices, shopping centres and non-essential shops.

To get a green pass, you have to be fully vaccinated or have proof that you recently recovered from Covid.

If unvaccinated, negative Covid tests are not allowed as a method of visiting attractions, meaning anyone who is yet to have both jabs will face strict travel rules when in Italy.

The website states: "New super green pass restrictions will come into effect in Italy starting January 10, 2022 and through the end of the current state of emergency on March 31, 2022, based on a government decree on December 29, 2021.

"The additional activities previously allowed with a basic green pass that will require a super green pass (fully vaccinated or recovered) include: outdoor dining, public transport including domestic flights, trains, buses, ferries and local/regional transport, access to hotels and hotel restaurants, ski lifts, funiculars, cable cars, conventions and conference, indoor and outdoor pools and wellness centers

"The super green pass is valid for nine months from the time of the most recent vaccination for those fully vaccinated (two doses or more), through January 31, 2022.

"Starting February 1, 2022, super green pass validity will be reduced to six months from the time of the most recent vaccination. "

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Fully vaccinated is deemed having two jabs, with the third booster yet to be mandatory.

Kids under 12 years old are not eligible for the green pass, therefore do not need to be fully vaccinated.

Some countries are easing travel rules, with Germany ending their UK ban and France easing some of their entry restrictions.

However, others are enforcing new rules.

Cyprus now requires a negative Covid test from all arrivals, even if vaccinated, bringing them in line with Spain.

Hong Kong and Morocco are still banning Brits.

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