Italy is ready to open its borders and Val d’Orcia with its Medieval castles, sinuous hills, ancient villages, gorgeous farmhouses, isolated homesteads, roads lined with cypress trees, fabulous vineyards and olive groves and golden fields of grain and sunflowers, can’t wait to welcome you back to experience a dream holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Some destinations are already covid free.
“Our mountains, our beaches, our cities are reopening, some sectors are set to shrink, others to grow, and I do not doubt that tourism will re-emerge stronger than before…The time has come to book your holidays in Italy; we can’t wait to welcome you back.”
This was Prime Minister Mario Draghi‘s message introducing the G20 press conference devoted to tourism. A statement of great hope and positivity that makes Italy open to the world.
In particular, from 16 May 2021, Minister Speranza and the Prime Minister are working on this new solution: the National Green Pass – at the moment an Italian authentic experience – will be also valid for foreign tourists. It will be possible to travel to Italy with one of the following requirements:
– the certificate of vaccination, with both doses and only with vaccines authorised by Ema (2 doses in the case of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, one in the case of Johnson&Johnson)
– a certificate of recovery (six months validity)
– a negative swab carried out within the previous 48 hours.
Any one of these three requirements will allow you to obtain the “National Green Pass“, which is not a digital certificate but corresponds to the paper document proving vaccination, recovery from the covid or the swab. This paper document will then be replaced by the Digital Green Certificate, the European digital certificate from June.
From the 16th of May, the new measure will remove the quarantine requirement for those coming from the European Union and the United States and Israel, where vaccinations are well ahead of other countries. Restrictions will remain for countries on the blacklist, such as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. However, we will have to wait for the measure that will arrive soon for a definitive and reliable list.
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