Italy has now removed all COVID-19-related entry requirements, allowing visitors to enter the country without having to show proof of vaccination, recovery, or be tested.
The new regulations went into effect on June 1. The new rules will bring Italy more in line with other European countries that have lifted pandemic-era travel restrictions, such as Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, and Croatia.
In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on its website that, beginning June 1, 2022, a Green Pass or equivalent certificate will no longer be required to enter Italy, and all COVID-19-related entry restrictions will be lifted.
Previously, to enter the country, travellers had to show that they had either received a booster shot or had been fully vaccinated, or that they had recovered from COVID-19 within six months, or they had to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
According to reports, the updated decision comes a month after Italy stopped requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination when visiting places such as bars, restaurants, and museums.
Although the EU dropped its transportation mask mandate last month, Italy will continue to enforce it, requiring people to wear one on planes and public transportation until at least June 15, according to the National Tourist Board. Surgical masks will also be required in indoor settings such as concert halls, cinemas, and other entertainment venues.
The latest move follows an increase in summer travel, and while there is no bad time to visit the place, the Italian coast truly shines during the summer months, making it a great vacation spot during this time.