The COVID-19 green certificate is required in Italy to participate in festivities for civil and religious ceremonies, to access nursing homes or other facilities, to move in and out of territories classified as "red zone" or "orange zone".
As of 1 July 2021, the COVID-19 Green Certification is valid as an EU digital COVID certificate and makes it easier to travel to and from all EU and Schengen countries.
Starting from the 6th of August 2021, it will also be used to access any type of indoor table service, shows, sporting events and competitions, museums, institutes and places of culture, swimming pools, gyms, wellness centres, fairs, festivals, conventions and congresses, spas, theme and amusement parks, cultural and recreational centres, gaming rooms and casinos, and public competitions.
From 1 September 2021, the Green Pass requirement will also apply to all teachers, university students and long-distance transport.
WHAT IS A GREEN PASS OR EQUIVALENT DOCUMENTATION
The Green Pass or equivalent documentation certifies:
- COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination or receipt of first dose) in the past 9 months with an EU approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or equivalent one (see complete list);
- Recovery from COVID-19 in the past 6 months;
- A negative COVID-19 swab test result in the past 48-hours (temporary 48-hour Green Pass).
Please note that travel restrictions may be imposed with regard to specific areas of the country or travel from certain foreign Countries and territories. Since the pandemic situation is constantly changing, new decisions may be taken in the next weeks and new countries be affected by the Government limitations, depending on how the situation evolves.
For updated information, please check the following links:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html
Viaggiare Sicuri http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/
RE-open EU https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
Also, further restrictions could have been implemented at regional level: http://www.regione.lazio.it/rl_main/
We advise students to carefully check the situation before making travel plans and to opt for refundable travel options so that in case the situation gets worse they can still change their travel plans. For instance, by filling in the relevant questionnaire (https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html), students get information about their duties and obligations to enter Italy before coming.