Italy now makes it easier for tourists to enter the country, just in time for summer. All remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Italy this week.
Last month, Italy lifted restaurants, bars and museum’s requirements to show proof of vaccination.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says, “As of June 1, 2022, a Green Pass or equivalent certificate is no longer needed to enter Italy.”
Prior to this announcement, travelers had to show that they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a negative test result, or proof of recovery from COVID to avoid a five-day quarantine.
Mask mandates will be in effect on commercial flights and public transportation until June 15th. Travelers must wear masks at theaters, concert halls, indoor sporting events and other indoor venues.
Italy has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases, with cases dropping by 19% in the past seven days. In 2020, Italy was the first European country to be hit hard by COVID-19.
Roberto Speranza, health minister, tells reporters in Rome this week, “Recent experience has taught us that the summer has always been the easiest moment to manage because people are outside a lot. But we have to remain prepared.”
Nearby countries have also lifted their travel restrictions.
European countries who have lifted COVID-19 restrictions: