Italy relaxes entry rules on February 1st


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In February, a negative corona test or proof of vaccination and recovery is sufficient © Imago

Holidaymakers in Italy can expect relaxed corona entry rules from February.

Rome – Holidaymakers in Italy can expect relaxed corona entry rules from February. From February 1st, travelers from EU countries only need either a negative corona test or proof of vaccination or recovery when they come to Italy, as a spokesman for the Ministry of Health explained on Thursday when asked. Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed an order on this.

In the Mediterranean country, the proofs are referred to as “Green Passes”. The QR codes used in Germany for vaccination are also valid in Italy. So far, all travellers, including those who have been vaccinated against the corona virus and those who have recovered, also had to show a negative corona test.

In the country with around 60 million inhabitants, the number of new infections with the virus every day is still high. On Wednesday, the authorities reported around 167,000 infections within one day. According to media reports, the government is currently considering suspending the expiry date of the vaccination certificates for those who have received the booster vaccination. (dpa)


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