In Italy, from August 6, only those who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus will be allowed to attend crowded events. As reported by Trend with reference to Interfax, the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” reports.
The Italian government has agreed to change how the so-called “green pass” works, which states whether a person is vaccinated. From August 6, only residents of Italy who have completed the vaccination process will have access to mass events, stadiums, museums, theaters, cinemas, swimming pools, gyms, as well as bars and restaurants. No green pass is required on the open terraces of bars and restaurants.
Nightclubs in Italy will remain closed for now.
Green Passes will not be required on public transport, schools and workplaces.
According to media reports, the measure was taken to increase the rate of vaccination. Previously, the “green pass” was required only for traveling abroad, as well as attending major events such as concerts, football matches or weddings.
“Green Pass” is a document that confirms that its owner has been vaccinated, passed a negative test for coronavirus or recovered from the disease. In Italy, it has been used since June.
According to The Financial Times, 45.9% of the population in Italy received both doses. Earlier, the country’s authorities announced that they plan to do at least 500 thousand vaccinations per day in order to vaccinate 80% of the population by September.