New Italian travel rules

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If you are planning a skiing holiday in the Italian alps, a winter sun break in Sicily or Sardinia, or a citybreak you should be aware of some new changes that have been introduced by the Italian government.

Everybody over the age of twelve visiting Italy (as well as those living in the country) requires a green pass to access many public buildings and transport.

People aged 12 or over will need a “green pass” to access covered ski lifts in white and yellow zones between the 6th of December and the 15th of January and to stay in accommodation during that period.

There are white, yellow and orange zones and the rules may apply only to one zone or all so you need to which check locally on arrival which rules are in force.

People aged 12 or over will need a “super green pass” to access covered ski lifts in orange zones between 6 December and 15 January.

A “Green Pass” (the EU digital COVID certificate) is needed to travel in Italy and to access hospitality and leisure venues. The pass confirms that you have been fully vaccinated, that you have recovered or have had a negative test result. It is required for activities including indoor seating in bars and restaurants, museums, exhibitions, sporting events, fairs, civil or religious ceremonies and large events.

From 6 December until at least 15 January, a Super Green Pass will be required for many of these activities.

A Super Green Pass certifies full vaccination or recovery.

People aged 12 and over will not be able to obtain a Super Green Pass on the basis of a negative test. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a Super Green Pass.

Italy will only accept the NHS pass (and no other UK issued docujmentation) as the equivalent to a Green Pass as long as it is in the form of a verifiable digital QR code.

How long these rules last depends on scientific advice about omicron with Italy being cautious until more is known.

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