A little over 24 hours after the introduction of the Green Pass mandatory throughout Italy (from Friday 6 August), let’s clarify by putting in black and white what are the valid tests (and invalid ones) to get the Green Certificate. The reference is, as always, the institutional website managed by the Ministry of Health, where there is a section dedicated to the most frequently asked questions on the subject.
Green Pass: i test validi
In short, the molecular test and the rapid antigen test when it is carried out by health workers or trained personnel, with the result transmitted to the National Platform for obtaining the Green Pass. In detail.
- Molecular test: allows to detect the presence of genetic material (RNA) of the virus. This type of test is performed on a sample of respiratory secretions, usually a nasopharyngeal swab.
- Rapid antigen test added to the common European list: opens a new window of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19. This test carried out with nasal, oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs allows to quickly highlight (30-60 minutes) the presence of components (antigens) of the virus. It must be carried out by health professionals or by trained personnel who certify the type, the date on which it was carried out and the result and transmit the data through the Health Card System to the National Platform-DGC for the issuance of the Certification.
The time validity is the one known for some time: 48 hours from the time of collection.
Green Pass: invalid tests
To date, however, the quick self-tests, i salivary tests e i serological tests. These do not allow you to obtain the Green Certificate necessary starting from Friday 6 August to access public places and activities such as bars and restaurants for consumption at the table in an enclosed environment, shows, sporting events and competitions, museums and exhibitions, festivals, fairs and all other types included in the decree of 22 July.