The super green pass in Italy in December: what it is and how it works

The government plans a super green pass from December
29 November 2021,

From December, Italy's super green pass will give free access to many activities (except workplaces) only to people who have been vaccinated against or recovered from covid, leaving out those who have had a test. But let's see what the super green pass is and what the measures contained in the new covid decree are, including compulsory vaccination for certain groups.

What is the super green pass?

The regions have been calling for these measures in order to avoid passing into red or orange zones from leading to closures for everyone, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

The super green pass, which will come into force from 6 December to 15 January, will be a certificate valid only for people who have been vaccinated against or who have recovered from covid, and will prevent those who are not vaccinated from entering bars, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, theatres, discos, and stadiums. There will be no super green pass for workplaces (tests will continue to be valid), while a simple green pass will be valid for public transport.

Vaccination requirements

Limited vaccination requirements however, will be applied to healthcare, education, military, and police (including prison police), categories of employment.

9 month green pass validity

The validity of the green pass will change from 12 to 9 months. 

Third dose in Italy

The third dose of the vaccine, already brought forward to Monday 22 November for the over 40s, will be brought forward from 6 months to five months.

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