The new Covid requirements were approved by Italian Ministry of Health some days ago and are in force from 1st of May 2022.
The mail novelty concerns the passenger locator form (PLF), which from 1 May will no longer be necessary.
The document was introduced in the summer of 2021 to regulate departures and contained all the information needed to locate the traveller in case of possible Covid infection during travel.
The main rules as at May 1st are as following:
From 1 May 2022, Italy will abolish the Green Pass requirement in all public establishments. Therefore, free access to local and national public transportation, bars and restaurants, shops, museums, theatres, cinemas, stadiums, gyms, spas, etc.
However, the Green Pass (3G) will still be required for entry into the country.
Use of masks
The mask requirement will also be largely abolished from 1 May.
Until 15 June 2022, the obligation to wear an FFP2 mask remains for:
- aircraft used for commercial passenger transport services
- ships and ferries engaged in interregional transport services
- trains used in interregional, Intercity, Intercity Night and High Speed passenger rail transport services
- buses and coaches used for passenger transport services, on an undifferentiated basis, operating continuously or periodically by road on routes linking more than two regions and having predetermined routes, timetables, frequencies and fares
- buses used for rental services with driver
- vehicles used in local or regional public transport services
- means of school transport dedicated to primary, secondary and tertiary students
- shows open to the public that take place indoors in theatres, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment and live music venues and other similar venues, and sports events and competitions that take place indoors.
The wearing of respiratory protective equipment is also mandatory for workers, users and visitors of health, social and health care facilities, including hospitality and long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities (RSA), hospices, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities for the elderly, including non-self-sufficient.
It is also highly recommended to wear respiratory protective equipment in all indoor public places or places open to the public.
Please note that nonetheless, in all situations, the following people are excluded from the requirement to wear masks:
- children under the age of six
- persons with a medical condition or disability that is incompatible with the use of a mask, and persons who must communicate with a disabled person
- individuals who are engaging in athletic activities