Italy Will Soon Scale Back COVID-19 Restrictions

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Italy COVID-19 Restrictions

Italy Will Soon Scale Back COVID-19 Restrictions

Italy, one of the hardest hit countries in Europe, has decided to ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions and will not extend its state of emergency.

The Italian government announced plans on Thursday to phase out its coronavirus restrictions after more than two years, even though cases are once again on the rise.

The government said COVID-19 health certificates, proving vaccination or recent recovery from coronavirus, would no longer be needed to access restaurants, gyms and public transport and other venues. The new regulation will go into effect on May 1st.

The requirement that anyone aged over 50 should be vaccinated to enter their place of work will expire on April 1. Healthcare and nursing home workers will still be required to be vaccinated through the end of 2022 regardless of age. Masks will also still be required until April 30 for indoor venues like restaurants, gyms, pools, theatres as well as workplaces. Italy lifted its requirement for mask-wearing outdoors earlier this year.

Health Minister Roberto Speranza told reporters on Thursday that those who come into contact with those positive to COVID-19 will no longer have to quarantine. But people testing positive for COVID-19 will still be required to isolate, he said after a Cabinet meeting.

Italy has so far registered 157,442 deaths, the eighth highest tally in the world. About 84% of Italians are fully vaccinated, while almost 65% of people have received a third shot, Reuters reports.

As of March 1, 2022, you can enter Italy without quarantine. You need to fill out the Passenger Locator Form before entering the country, and must show proof of a completed vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), full recovery from COVID-19, or a negative molecular or antigenic test.

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