Italy likely to impose ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated people

Italy likely to impose ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated people

The Italian government is poised to introduce restrictions on unvaccinated people as it pushes for more citizens to take a vaccine against Covid-19 amid a resurgence in infections. Ministers are meeting on Thursday evening to approve a decree that could result in the adoption of restrictions similar to those seen in France. Entry to stadiums, museums, theatres, cinemas, swimming pools, gyms and nightclubs – for which a reopening date is expected to be announced – would only be allowed upon presentation of a “green pass”. The pass, which is an extension of the EU’s digital Covid certificate, may also be required for travelling within the country by train, plane or long-distance bus. Parties within Mario Draghi’s broad governing coalition have clashed over whether the pass should be required in order to be served indoors at bars and restaurants. It is unclear when the expected restrictions will take effect. Some Italian newspapers say the measures will be imposed from 26 July, others that they will be introduced in phases over the coming weeks. For those who are fully vaccinated, the green …
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