The Italian government has announced that the COVID-19 Certificates produced by five nations outside the European Union will henceforth be recognised.
According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, such a decision was stated in a recent ordinance published by the Ministry of Health on July 29.
Vaccination certificates, negative COVID-19 test results, and recovery certificates provided by the following third countries will be widely recognised in Italy as a result of the new regulation:
- United States
- United Kingdom
The new laws will also apply to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and British military posts in Cyprus.
As a result, travellers from the United States, Canada, Israel, and Japan will no longer be subject to Italy’s quarantine requirements, as they can now use certificates issued by their respective governments to circumvent such a requirement.
This restriction, however, does not apply to people travelling from the United Kingdom, notwithstanding Italy’s decision to accept their health cards.
Regardless of vaccination status, travellers originating from the United Kingdom are subject to a five-day quarantine requirement while entering Italy. This condition will be in effect until August 30th, according to the announcement.
“Those who have stayed in or transited through the United Kingdom of Great Britain in the 14 days prior to entering Italy are required to undergo health surveillance and self-isolation for five days,” the Ministry noted.
Aside from the quarantine requirement, UK visitors must also provide a pre-departure Coronavirus test result obtained within 48 hours of their arrival in Italy, as well as undertake a second COVID-19 test at the end of the self-isolation period.
According to SchengenVisainfo.com, Italy has decided to make the COVID-19 Health Pass mandatory for all unvaccinated people, including international travellers. This means that beginning August 6, all people over the age of 12 will be required to provide a health pass in order to attend various activities and services like as movies, exhibitions, parties, festivals, athletic events, and so on.
Additionally, it was revealed that, beginning in September, Italy intends to make the Green Pass mandatory for individuals travelling by train, airline, or long-distance bus. With the exception of Italy, 16 other European countries have made health passes a requirement for entering public venues.
– India’s new age travel digital media