It’s a great place to travel to: Here are some facts and guidelines about Green Pass.


Last Updated January 10, 2022


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The Super Green Pass, which is proof of vaccination or recovered form Covid-19, will be required to use public transport, including planes and trains, undergrounds, buses, and trams. It will become mandatory starting January 10, 2022. All passengers must wear FFP2 masks N95.

For most activities, the Super Green Pass is required. The official Italian Government website has more information about which activities are permitted with the Super Green Pass.

Last updated: November 25, 2021 From December 6, 2021 through January 15, 2022, the Green Pass Certificate will be required for hotel stays and public transport use.

The Super Green Pass rules will also be in effect. They will require that individuals are vaccinated against or recover from Covid-19 to be allowed to eat indoors at bars and restaurants, as well as to gain entry to theatres, cinemas, and sporting venues.


Going to Italy?

There are new rules and restrictions for travel to Italy now that it is open again. Here are some frequently asked questions if you plan to travel to Italy.

What are the requirements to travel to Italy as a tourist Are face masks still required? What exactly is the Green Pass?


Everything You Need To Know About Traveling to Italy

You need to know these two things:

1. It’s what you need to do to travel to Italy

2. It is important to know what to do once in Italy if you want to see sites, museums, restaurants and travel around the country.

Italy is now more open to tourism than it was previously. However, there are still rules that apply depending on where you’re coming from and which airline you fly with.

To prepare for your departure, the official website for the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the best. It will ask you a few questions about your trip, and then it will give you all the information you need before you go to Italy.

1. What documents are required to travel to Italy?

You will need your passport or ID card if you are coming from outside the EU. Also, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator form. This can be done before you fly, which will help to save time and stress.

Your EU Digital Covid Certificate, if you’re coming from an EU or Schengen country is your Green Pass. It is accepted for entry to Italy.

As of August 31, 2021 visitors from countries other than the EU or Schengen areas (United States and Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan) will be permitted entry to Italy without being quarantined.

* Documentation of proof of vaccination. * Proof of vaccination. Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen OR Proof of recovery from COVID-19 no more than 6 months prior.


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* A negative result for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen or COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of entry.

You will need to quarantine for five days before you can travel if you aren’t fully vaccinated or you don’t have proof of your recovery from Covid-19 within the six months preceding your flight.

For travellers from the UK you can travel to Italy without having to be quarantined if you have proof that you are vaccinated and a negative test within 48 hours.

You can use any approved government-issued vaccine card if you have been vaccinated. Acceptable cards from the USA, Canada Japan, Israel and the UK

You should always check with your airline before you fly. They will inform you of any changes and provide updates from the Italian Ministry of Health.


2. It’s time to explore Italy!

To enter a museum, restaurant/bar/cafe/gym, or other indoor location, you must show your “Green Pass” as of August 6, 2021. This is not required to eat outside or consume food at a bar/cafe.

Your EU Digital Covid Certificate, if you’re European, is your Green Pass.

Your ” Green Passif you’re not European is one of the following:

* Proof of vaccination. Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen.

* No more than six months before the date of proof of COVID-19 recovery.

* A negative result for a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen or COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 48 hours.

Children below 6 years old are not subject to testing or quarantine.

If you are vaccinated or have doctor’s proof of recent recovery from Covid-19, you can use this same documentation to enter the sites and to eat inside restaurants/bars/cafes.

NB You must have had a complete vaccine at least 14 days before you travel to Italy . To enter museums, galleries, restaurants, and other public places, you must have a valid vaccination. Once in Italy, all you need is proof that you have had at least one shot. (Or just one if it was the Janssen/J&J shot).

You can use a negative antigen result as your “Green Pass” but you must keep taking it when you’re in Italy. They are valid only if you take them 48 hours before you do anything else.

These documents can only be accepted in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. You will need to translate them and have the translation notarized if they are in another language.

You can visit any pharmacy to get a quick antigen test. You will find tents outside pharmacies in Rome, and other cities. You will need to make a reservation in advance, but you can sometimes book same-day testing. It costs 22 euros. Usually, you will receive written results within 15 minutes.


What other rules and restrictions are there?

The Green Pass will be required to travel by train, ferry, or air within Italy as of September 1, 2021. Public transportation within a city is not subject to the Green Pass requirement.

Everybody over 12 years old must have a Green Pass to sightseeing or dining in restaurants. 12 is the minimum age for Italy’s vaccination eligibility. Children below 12 years old are exempt.

Masks are not necessary outside if you’re not in a crowd. However, they are almost always required at any museum or site. They should be worn properly at all times during your visit. It is likely that you will be taken to check your temperature and asked to use the hand sanitizer.


Visit other government websites before you travel to Italy

Italian Ministry of Health

Italian Embassy in the USA

Reopen EU

Author Bio: Elyssa Bern is the publisher and owner of Romewise, which is a website about Rome. Elyssa is originally from Gainesville Florida and married a Roman. She has lived in Rome for 20 years.