Italy extends Covid restrictions to curb unfold of Omicron

Italy has turn into the most recent European nation to tighten its Covid-19 guidelines because the unfold of the Omicron variant continues quickly across the continent.

The nation now requires guests to make use of its “tremendous inexperienced cross”, which certifies full vaccination or restoration from Covid an infection, to realize entry to motels, eating places, bars and all native and regional transport companies (excluding taxis and worldwide flights).

The brand new restrictions got here into pressure on Monday (10 January) and can apply till 31 March.

Beforehand, folks had been in a position to present proof of a unfavorable Covid take a look at to make use of these hospitality and transport companies. However Italian authorities at the moment are clamping down on those that remained unvaccinated by successfully banning them.

The tremendous inexperienced cross, which is also referred to as an EU digital Covid certificates, can also be required for out of doors amenities akin to eating places, swimming pools and wellness centres.

Italy will settle for the UK’s NHS proof of Covid-19 vaccination or restoration as an equal to the inexperienced cross, so long as it’s within the type of a verifiable digital QR code.

Italy’s border guidelines remained unchanged with nations positioned in 5 lists from A to E, every with totally different entry necessities based mostly on their stage of danger. Most European nations are in listing C, whereas the UK is in listing D the place guests face tighter guidelines.

Full particulars can be found from Italy’s well being ministry


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