“C On June 1, the “Green Pass” expires. to enter Italy. The decision of the Minister of Health, which provides for the receipt of this document, expires on May 31. This measure will not be extended, — said in a statement from the Ministry of Health.
So, as of Wednesday, June 1st, all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, are no longer required to have a valid vaccination certificate, health certificate or negative test when entering Italy.
That is, without exception, all Schengen visa holders are allowed to enter Italy.
Italy — one of the few EU countries that until recently maintained the most stringent restrictions. Until now, all travelers were required to present a certificate of vaccination confirming that the owner received both doses of the vaccine, and if more than 9 months have passed since the last one, then a booster shot. They also accepted a certificate of recovery, and its period was also equal to 9 months, and the results of tests for COVID-19.
However, the summer tourist season is just around the corner, and most other European countries, one after another, are canceling restrictions and prohibitions. Italy decided to do the same.
Moreover, the country today has a low infection rate and a high percentage of the vaccinated population. As of May 19, a total of 136,206,350 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Italy. 87.4 percent of the adult population received primary vaccination, and 77.3 — received a booster dose of the vaccine.
In addition to Italy, a total of 19 other European countries have already lifted all previous restrictions: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Croatia. All tourists are allowed to enter these countries without any restrictions.