The Italian government implemented a Super Green Pass to regulate access to certain activities throughout the country during the holiday season 2021. It was originally set to run through January 15, 2022, as Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the move was aimed at saving Christmas from the impact of more severe Covid restrictions. However, on December 15 it was extended to March 31, 2022.
When is the Super Green Pass in effect?
The Super Green Pass will be in effect starting December 6, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
Unvaccinated individuals who have not recovered from Covid cannot get a Super Green Pass; it is only available to people who have been vaccinated against Covid or have proof of recovery from the virus.
Currently, people who are unvaccinated and don’t have a recovery certificate can obtain a basic Green Pass by taking a Covid test and having a negative result, which is valid for 48 hours. That means unvaccinated people will need to produce a new negative test result once every 48 hours for the duration of their travel in Italy to access activities that require a basic green pass.
What activities are open only to SGP holders?
The new regulation means unvaccinated people, and those who don’t have proof of recovery from Covid within the past six months, will therefore be unable to participate in some activities during the period from December 6 to March 31, such as indoor dining, cinema, theatre, and sporting events.
We translated into English portions of a chart from the Italian government that apply to the most common tourist activities; you can view the super green pass chart here.
The Italian government uses a color-based zone system to regulate the risk of travel throughout the country based on the contagion level in individual regions.
Red zone restrictions will apply to everyone regardless of Green Pass status.