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July 23, 2021

Green pass compulsory from 6 August: here are the changes

All new measures taken for travel, restaurants and events

The government has passed the decree-law with measures relating to the Green Pass that will come into force on 6 August. The decree also provides for the extension of the state of emergency until 31 December and the modification of the parameters for the change of colour of the regions, no longer on the basis of infection indices, but in relation to the percentage of occupancy of intensive care beds and admissions.

The Green Pass will be required for access to indoor tables in bars and restaurants, but will not be needed to eat at the counter, even if indoors. A certificate will also be needed for the gym, theatres and cinemas, sports competitions, museums, swimming pools and wellness centres, fairs, festivals, conferences and congresses, spas, theme and amusement parks, cultural centres, social and recreational centres, gambling halls, bingo halls and betting shops, casinos and competition procedures. A green certificate is also compulsory for concerts or entering a stadium.

The Italian Green Pass is issued 15 days after the first dose, while for travelling abroad it is valid from the 15th day after the second dose. The Green Pass can also be obtained with a negative swab within 48 hours before or after recovery from Covid.

As of 1 July, the Italian Green Pass is also valid as a European "Digital Covid Certificate" for travel between the 27 countries of the European Union, plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Before leaving, it is also necessary to check the health measures in the country of destination, to fill in the "Passenger locator form" (PLF) of the country of destination and, if necessary, to take out health insurance for risks related to Covid-19.

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