From May 16th tourists and business travelers can finally return to Italy without having to undergo quarantine: thanks to the national Green Pass.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced that Italy is moving fast on the front of the reopening to tourism, in view of the summer season which is getting closer. And so, while the EU is starting the tests for its Green Pass which will be introduced in the second half of June 2021 and which will be used to move freely between the various Member States, our country has decided to adopt an Italian Green Pass that allows greater freedom of movement within the national territory.
This certificate will come into force from May 16, 2021, as had already been communicated by Draghi during the G20 Tourism meeting. The news is that the pass will be usable for residents in Italy and for UE people who intend to spend their holidays in our “Bel Paese”. Those in possession of the Italian Green Pass will in fact not have the obligation to undergo quarantine.
In order to enter Italy, tourists and businessman must possess the necessary requirements to obtain the certificate: vaccination (with a vaccine recognized in Europe), recovery from Coronavirus or the negative outcome of a rapid or molecular swab. This document has different validity based on the way it was obtained – 6 months for those who have been vaccinated and for those who have recovered from the infection, 48 hours for those who undergo tests for Covid-19.