Italy requires all workers to show ‘green pass’ certificate.
Since 15 October, Italy’s Covid-19 health certificate is now a requirement everywhere from museums and sports stadiums to intercity trains.
What is the Covid green pass and where is it needed?
Italy first began using the so-called green pass or certificazione verde in June, primarily for international travel. Since then, the government has repeatedly expanded its scope, and it’s now also a requirement for many aspects of everyday life within the country.
The pass proves that the holder has either been vaccinated with at least one dose, recovered from Covid-19 within the past six months, or has tested negative in the previous 48 hours. Many businesses, venues and cultural sites in Italy are legally required to ask their customers to show a green pass before they’re allowed to enter.
The pass must be shown at cultural and leisure venues including museums, theatres, cinemas, gyms, theme parks; conferences and trade fairs; bingo halls and casinos, and more. The pass is also needed on to long-distance trains, domestic flights and interregional buses and ferries.
Do I need to download Italy’s Covid-19 green pass?
The certificazione verde is available to anyone who has been vaccinated, tested or recovered in Italy, including those who have only had the first of two doses. If you got your shots, tests or treatment elsewhere, what you’ll need to do depends on the country.
If your certificate was issued within the European Union, you don’t need to do anything: the Italian green pass isn’t necessary, as each member state’s certificates are mutually recognised everywhere in the EU. Travellers coming to Italy from within the EU can use the version of the Green Pass issued by their own countries, recognised across the EU.
For details about how the Green Pass works see this guide