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From 1st June 2022 the green pass is no longer required to enter in Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries.

As of June 1st, 2022, the green pass will no longer be required to enter Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries. This change comes as a result of the European Commission’s new rules on free movement within the EU. The green pass was implemented as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, but with the vaccine rollout well underway, it is no longer needed. So if you’re planning a trip to Italy after June 1st, 2022, you can rest assured that you won’t need a green pass to enter the country.

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updated 14/10/2021

The Green Pass (digital travel pass)

Since June 15, within Italy to travel to another EU region for non-essential reasons such tourism, travel between regions and to attend some events such as trade fairs, conferences and ceremonies (even weddings) will require  a “green pass” proving you have been vaccinated or recovered within the last 6 months or tested negative for Covid-19 within the last 48 hours.

You do not need a green pass if you returning to your place of residence.

DGC – digital green pass official website can be found at https://www.dgc.gov.it/

In Italy, once you have completed a vaccine, or have a negative result on a test, the vaccination/testing center will issue the certificate with a QR code. Save this QR code for your travels.

You can download your green pass QR code in 3 ways:1) through the Italian government public services app Immuni2) through the Italian government public services app IO 2) go directly to https://www.dgc.gov.it and login with your health card number or SPID.The green pass can now be issued by pharmacies in Italy

As of June 17, 2021– Draghi signed a Dpcm stating that The Green Pass can be issued by pharmacies. As an alternative to the digital version, you can request the Green Pass at pharmacies, from your GP, or pediatrician using your Italian health card.

According to the official Digital Green Certificate website (dgc.gov.it), Italian citizens (also residing abroad) and their cohabiting family members, regardless of whether they are registered with the National Health Service or the SASN (Health Assistance for Navigating Personnel), and all subjects registered in any capacity with the National Health Service who are been vaccinated abroad against SARS-CoV-2 or who have recovered from COVID-19 abroad, may request, if they are already on the Italian territory , the issue of COVID-19 green certifications for vaccination or recovery, issued from the national platform-DGC. Citizens must go to the local health authorities of territorial jurisdiction and present, in addition to the identification document and any tax code, the necessary documentation according to Circular of the Ministry of Health of 4 August 2021 – pdf: opens a new window.Vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and included in the National Vaccine Plan, currently valid  for obtaining the  COVID-19 Green Certification in Italy :  Comirnaty di Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Janssen ( Johnson & Johnson)

Furthermore, the following vaccines, administered by the competent foreign national health authorities, are recognized as equivalent:

If you were vaccinated in the U.S.A. and can prove this via the ‘white card’ bearing a CDC logo available from the CDC app V-Safe, at the vaccination center or your doctor.

If you are traveling from the USA to Italy, you must have documents  presenting proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result.

To enter Italy from USA be sure to have the correct documentation.

You must fill out an EU digital Passenger locator form before boarding. Failure to fill out the locator form may result in delays upon arrival. Click here for the EU passenger locator form Link https://app.euplf.eu/#/The Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. posts updates about Travel to Italy on their website frequently

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Source: https://ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington/en/sala-stampa/dall_ambasciata/2021/08/aggiornamento-ingressi-in-italia.html

The Italian Ministry of Health Ordinance of August 28, 2021, effective August 31 through October 25, 2021, updates the procedures for entry into Italy from the U.S. provided for in the previous Ordinance of July 29, 2021.PLEASE NOTE: In order to be exempted from the obligation of fiduciary isolation (so-called “quarantine”) in Italy, travelers are now required to present to the carrier upon boarding, or to whoever is in charge of carrying out checks, a molecular or antigenic test with a negative result carried out in the 72 hours prior to entrance in Italy. In addition to said negative molecular or antigenic test, travelers must present a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery from Covid 19.Vaccination and recovery certificates issued by health authorities of the United States of America are recognized as equivalent to national certificates both for entry into Italy and for internal use in Italy as provided for by Art. 3 of the decree-law of July 23, 2021.

-ENTRY TO ITALY FROM THE USA –

Entry to Italy from the U.S. is possible by providing one of the following certificates – which must be presented to the carrier at the time of boarding and, subsequently, to relevant Italian authorities. Furthermore, these certificates must be accompanied by a negative molecular or antigenic test performed in the 72 hours prior to entrance into Italy:

– EQUIVALENCE OF VACCINATION AND RECOVERY CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR USES PROVIDED BY ART. 3 OF DECREE OF JULY 23, 2021 –Vaccination certificates must be in English, and include at least the following information:– Identity data of certificate holder: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth– Vaccination Name and Batch– Date/s of vaccination/s– Identity data of entity issuing the certificate (State / Health Authority)Recovery certificates must include the following information:– Identity data of certificate holder: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth– Information on certificate holder’s previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, following a positive test (date of the first positive test)– Identity data of entity issuing the certificate (State / Health Authority)

All recovery certificates, whether digital or in print, must be accompanied by a certified translationPLEASE NOTE: The equivalence of vaccination certificates referenced above only applies to the COVID-19 Green Certificate in use in Italy. Procedures for issuing the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU-DCC), recognized in the European Union, to Italian citizens who received the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the United States, are in the process of being finalized.

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source:  https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Updated 14/10/2021

Entry and Exit Requirements:

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Updated 12/10/2021

Source: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Italy set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

If you are travelling to Italy for work, read the guidance on visas and permits as the rules have changed since 1 January 2021.

Italy will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record as the equivalent to a green pass. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

If you travel from the UK and can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Italy without needing to self-isolate if you also:

If you are not vaccinated, to enter Italy from the UK you must:

Read more about children, exemptions and further information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements

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For entry to Italy from other countries, the Italian Foreign Ministry has created a quick and easy to use interactive questionnaire. Complete the questionnaire and it will tell you what documents and protocols you will need to follow.

From July 1, 2021 the European green pass, digital certificate will allow travel between EU states. This Green Pass, is a QR Code stored on your smartphone or can be printed which holds all the information to certify immunity to the virus from Covid-19.

The technological infrastructure for the European green pass has been entrusted to Digit European datacenter in Luxembourg.

According to EC.Europa.eu, an official website of the European Union, to date, 15 Member States are already connected to the gateway and started distributing certificates.

Connecting to the gateway will allow EU Member States to issue the green pass as well as verify green passes from other member states.

As of today, Italy is technically ready to connect to the gateway but is not yet effectively connected. Italy is said to be operational from July 1, 2021.

The EU Commission has guaranteed that during the phase-in period: if a Member State is not yet ready to issue the new certificate to its citizens, other formats can still be used and should be accepted in other Member States.

The following are FAQs about the European Green Pass answered by the EU Commission.

National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. It could, for example, be issued by test centres or health authorities, or directly via an eHealth portal.

The digital version can be stored on a mobile device. Citizens can also request a paper version. Both will have a QR code that contains essential information, as well as a digital signature to make sure the certificate is authentic.

Member States have agreed on a common design that can be used for the electronic and paper versions to facilitate the recognition.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted in all EU Member States. It will help to ensure that restrictions currently in place can be lifted in a coordinated manner.

When travelling, the EU Digital COVID Certificate holder should in principle be exempted from free movement restrictions: Member States should refrain from imposing additional travel restrictions on the holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate, unless they are necessary and proportionate to safeguard public health.

In such a case – for instance as a reaction to new variants of concern – that Member State would have to notify the Commission and all other Member States and justify this decision.

Yes. The EU Digital COVID Certificate should facilitate free movement inside the EU. It will not be a pre-condition to free movement, which is a fundamental right in the EU.

Vaccination certificates will be issued to a vaccinated person for any COVID-19 vaccine.

When it comes to waiving free movement restrictions, Member States will have to accept vaccination certificates for vaccines which received EU marketing authorisation. Member States may decide to extend this also to EU travellers that received another vaccine.

It is also for Member States to decide whether they accept a vaccination certificate after one dose or after a full vaccination cycle has been completed.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate contains necessary key information such as name, date of birth, date of issuance, relevant information about vaccine/ test/recovery and a unique identifier. This data remains on the certificate and is not stored or retained when a certificate is verified in another Member State.

The certificates will only include a limited set of information that is necessary. This cannot be retained by visited countries. For verification purposes, only the validity and authenticity of the certificate is checked by verifying who issued and signed it. All health data remains with the Member State that issued an EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Click here to learn more about the European Green Pass

Article by Anthony Ryan and C. Abernethy or Easy MilanoFeatured image by Lukas

All information is provided in good faith and to the best of the authors’ knowledge at the time of publishing. Consult your embassy about entry requirements to Italy before departing.

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) is proof that you have:

The DCC makes it easier to travel in the EU and EEA. You must still follow the restrictions that are in place in the country you are travelling to. You can get information about the travel restrictions in place on the ReOpen EU website.

The DCC is free.

The certificate only contains necessary information including:

The DCC is available in both digital and paper formats. The certificate has a QR code to avoid fraud.

When giving your details for your vaccine, booster vaccine or test appointment, enter your name as it appears on your passport so your DCC matches your travel documents.

You can get information relating to data protection of the DCC from the EU DCC Joint Data Controllers Agreement (pdf).

You can get a free EU Digital COVID Certificate from the EU country where your vaccination, booster vaccination or COVID-19 test took place. You don’t have to be a citizen of that country.

If you received your first vaccine dose in another country and your second dose in Ireland, you can apply for a Digital COVID Certificate in Ireland. You need to contact the helpline on 1800 807 008 and provide evidence of your first vaccine dose in another country. This only applies to a two-dose vaccine schedule.

If you received your first dose in Ireland and your second dose in another country, then you need to apply to the country where you received your second dose for a certificate.

If you received your complete vaccine schedule or booster outside of the EU, but are an Irish citizen, you can request a Digital COVID Certificate.

You can make your request for a DCC through this online portal. You must be 18 or older, hold a valid Irish passport, and have reliable proof (such as a Northern Irish COVID vaccination certificate or have a valid COVID vaccination certificate) that you have received an EMA- approved vaccination.

Individual member states will decide how the DCC is used as part of national public health measures. If you are travelling abroad you should check the entry requirements before you travel. You can find details of the restrictions for each Member State on ReOpen EU.

If you have not received your DCC and plan to travel, you should check with the airline or ferry service to find out what documents they accept instead of the DCC. You should also check the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.

The system is being used throughout the EU and also Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland. You can check the European Centre of Disease Control’s map (EU traffic lights system) before you travel abroad.

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Our service was developed for EU Covid Certificates (also called Digital Green Certificate), which have been launched within EU during summer. Some countries have already implemented them, and you are automatically receiving an EU Covid Certificate, however in other countries it’s still in progress, or you may receive them on request at local authorities. Please note that local QR codes have different tech specifications and are not eligible for generating our digital certificate passes. To learn more on the EU timeline and how to obtain a EU certificate in your country, visit their website.

Currently we offer Digital Certificate Passes in Czech, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Slovenian, Georgian, Slovak, Croatian, Ukrainian and Russian language. They are automatically displayed in the same language as the system language of your mobile device. If you wish to change the language of your pass, you have to change the default language setting of your mobile device. If you want to contribute and help us with translations to other languages, please let us know, we will appreciate it.

If you own an iPhone, simply download your Digital Certificate Pass to Apple Wallet application (if you have not used it yet - it is a native app in every iPhone). For Android users, we developed YourWallet, an alternative to the Apple Wallet. Download YourWallet from Google Play, it is free and you may find it useful for your loyalty cards and other digital wallet products. Read more about YourWallet.

PKPASS is a standardised format for digital wallets, brought by Apple in 2012. PKPASS technology is used for boarding passes, coupons, loyalty cards, tickets and many more. As an experienced PKPASS developer, we believe the format is perfectly suitable for digitizing the certificates.

Tap the circle with three dots and flip the pass. In iOS, tap to “Remove pass”. In Android, if you are using YourWallet, tap the Trash icon at the top of the screen.

Please note that we are not the issuer of the original certificates, and we are not in any way connected with official authorities in your country. We are transferring the same validation QR code from your original paper/PDF certificate to digital format, and the functionality has been tested with all available validation applications at the time of development. We strongly recommend you to have your Certificate original reachable and actively seek for the latest travel information and measures in your destination country.

In case of any questions, write us an e-mail to support@yourpass.eu. We speak English and Czech.

We believe it is as safe as having it downloaded in your computer or e-mail. In your own interest, your device should be password protected. Read more about official Digital Covid Certificates here.

We do not collect any contact data, only data stored in your QR code. Read more in our Privacy Policy.

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