Italian authorities announced on Monday that the country would remove any entry requirements beginning June 1st.
In line of the announcement made by Minister Massimo in 1st June every traveler, regardless of the country of origin will no longer need to carry a valid vaccine or test certificate for entry into Italy.
This means that once the new law goes into force, the entire population will not be subject to any restriction in access.
Italy is one of the EU countries which remained in the most stringent restrictions due to the large number of cases being reported in the first stages of the pandemic.
In the date of this writing, travelers must to show the certificate of vaccination which proves that the person has received their initial vaccination within the last nine months, or received another shot. Italy also accepts recovery certificates which prove that the person was healed of COVID in the period of nine months preceding when the vaccination date was announced. They is also able to accept tests for COVID-19.
However, with season of summer travel coming up as well as the vast majority of countries of the EU/EEA with less entry rules, Italy decided to do the similar.
There is also the possibility that the decision of authorities from the Italian authorities to abolish COVID-19 entry requirements is in response to the very low incidence of infection, as well as the high levels for vaccination.
The most up-to-date data that is available through the World Health Organization shows that Italy has recorded 141,325 brand new cases of Coronavirus within the past 7 days.
For the percentage of vaccination in May 19, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control states that as of May 19th Italy has given an amount of 136.206.350 COVID-19 doses of COVID-19. Of the adults 87.4 percent have received their first vaccine in the last two months and 77.3 percentage have been given an extra dose.Apart from Italy 19 other EU/EEA countries that have already removed the restrictions they imposed on them. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland have been able to eliminate their restrictions up to now. All travelers have the right to travel without restrictions in the countries mentioned above.
This announcement came by the Italian Ministry of Health. The Ministry said that the requirement of showing COVID cards upon entry into Italy will not be extended after the expiration date of May 31st. SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
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