ITALY is introducing new regulations for travellers, which will make it even harder for Britons to travel.
The country has its own “super green card”, which is needed to access places like restaurants and cafes, as well as tourist attractions.
It has since been rolled out to include hotels and ski resorts across Italy – as well as the thousands of Britons expected to flock to the slopes.
The card is also required for all forms of public transport and from 1 February it will also be required for banks, post offices, shopping malls and non-essential stores.
To be issued a green card, you must be fully vaccinated or have proof that you have recently recovered from Covid.
If unvaccinated, negative Covid tests are not allowed as a method of visiting the attractions, meaning anyone who hasn’t had both shots will face travel rules. strict again in Italy.
The website states: “New restrictions on super green travel will come into force in Italy starting January 10, 2022, and through the end of the current state of emergency on March 31, 2022, based on government decree of December 29, 2021.
“Additional activities previously allowed with a basic green card that would require a super green card (fully vaccinated or rehabilitated) include: outdoor dining, public transportation including domestic flights, etc. local, train, bus, ferry and local/regional transport, hotel and restaurant access, ski lifts, rock climbing, cable cars, conventions and conventions, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and wellness center
“The Super Green Card is valid for 9 months from the time of most recent vaccination for fully vaccinated individuals (two or more doses), through January 31, 2022.
“Starting February 1, 2022, the validity of the super green card will be reduced to six months from the time of the most recent vaccination.”
Full immunization is considered two shots, with a third booster still not required.
Children under the age of 12 are not eligible for a green card, and therefore do not need to be fully vaccinated.
However, others are enforcing the new rules.
Cyprus now requires a negative Covid test from all arrivals, even vaccinated, bringing them in line with Spanish standards.
Hong Kong and Morocco is still banning the British.
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