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Covid: what is this “health super pass” in force in Italy since Monday?


Italy adopted new restrictions on Monday, December 6 to deal with the fifth wave of Covid. The authorities have notably announced the establishment of a “health super pass”. We tell you more about this measure.

Italy is tightening the screw. The country, like its European neighbors, is imposing new restrictions on people not vaccinated against Covid-19. No more cinema, theater, concerts or major sporting events for those who have not received their injections. Another flagship measure: the establishment of a “super sanitary pass“since Monday, December 6.

How does the “classic” health pass work?

Italy already has a health pass similar to the system implemented in France, but more restrictive: this is for example obligatory to go to his place of work and is to be distinguished from the “health super pass”. The “classic” health pass can therefore very well be obtained with a screening test, to renew every 48 hours. This same pass is now also required to access local public transport.

It is possible to obtain this “classic” health pass by presenting proof of vaccination, of recovery from a previous Covid-19 infection, or even the result of a negative screening test dating back less of 48 hours, explains the Italian television channel Sky TG24.

What about the “health super pass”?

On the other hand, to attend a sporting event, a cinema screening, enter a nightclub or be served inside a bar or restaurant, you must present the “super sanitary pass” : a sesame valid only for vaccinated or people who have already been infected with Covid-19.

In addition, it is no longer possible to access these places of recreation by presenting the result of a negative PCR or antigen test.

This “health super pass” came into effect on Monday 6 December will remain in place at least until January 15, 2022, precise West France.

The duration of the health pass reduced