May 24, 2022

Italy extends health pass to teachers and public transport users

This extension will come into force on September 1, provides for a government decree. The health pass also becomes compulsory from Friday to access museums and cinemas.

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The health pass is gaining ground in Italy. The government decided Thursday, August 5 to make this document compulsory for teachers as well as for public transport users. This extension of the health pass will take place on September 1, in accordance with the government decree, the Italian authorities have announced. (link in Italian). It will concern thee staff of schools and universities. In transport, it will be required for domestic flights, long-distance trains and some ferries.

The “Green Pass” must also become compulsory from Friday to access cinemas, museums and sports halls, or to eat in the restaurant inside the establishment. The pass will prove that its holder has either been vaccinated with at least one dose, has recovered after being ill with Covid-19 in the past six months, or has tested negative in the past 48 hours.

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said during a press conference that the health pass, which sparked protest movements, was crucial to curb the increase in the number of contaminations and called on Italians to do so. vaccinate. Italy was the first European country to oblige doctors and healthcare workers in the public and private sectors to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated people are prohibited from working in contact with patients. A group of 300 Italian caregivers have gone to court to try to get this obligation canceled.