COVID: the RULES for TRAVELING in ITALY. Do you need a BUFFER or GREEN PASS? Updates
The green pass, or COVID green certification, will have valid for nine months from the date of completion of the vaccination cycle. This is what is foreseen in the final text of the new COVID dl published in the Official Gazette. The decree provides that the “green pass” is also released at the same time as the first dose of vaccine and becomes valid from the fifteenth day following administration. The green certificate will also arrive on the iO and Immuni APPs.
In summary, this is what lies behind the vaccination pass. But when is it needed? From 26 April, we remind you, you can move freely between regions and autonomous provinces that are in the yellow or white zone, without having neither a buffer negative, neither the certificate vaccination, nor the document which certifies the healing from Covid. Right now, all of Italy is white or yellow.
So, right now, as also reported by the newspaper Corriere della Sera, it is not necessary to have a “green pass” to take holidays or trips outside the region, unless there are additional restrictions established by the local authorities of your destination.
If the epidemiological situation were to worsen in some regions or provinces, the green pass may however become necessary even for those who do not intend to leave Italy for the holidays. The decree in force today establishes that it is necessary to move between orange or red regions for reasons related to tourism. If you move to a region or province that is in the two highest risk ranges for reasons of health, work, necessity and urgency, instead, self-certification is sufficient.