Italy will relax Covid-19 restrictions for all visitors from European Union countries from Feb. 1, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order stating that travelers from EU countries only need a “green pass”, it said in a statement.
The so-called Green Pass, is a document that provides proof of Covid-19 immunity through vaccination, previous infection or a negative test.
On December 14, Italy had ordered all EU visitors to take a test before departure, amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
According to the ministry, Speranza’s order also renews the green light for travel to a number of non-European tourist spots, and expands to six other destinations: Cuba, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand (limited to Phuket Island), Oman and French. -Polynesia.
By September 2021, Italy had set up these so-called Covid-free tourist corridors: Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Egypt (but only Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam), Dominican Republic and Aruba.
Italy reported 167,206 Covid-19-related cases on Wednesday, up from 186,740 the day before, the health ministry said, while the death toll fell to 426 from 468.
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