Currently, roughly 75% of the Italian population aged 12 years and up are fully vaccinated. However, a new rule is aiming to increase this percentage.
Italian workers are obligated to show their green pass based on an approved decree by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government.
To receive a green pass, individuals must be vaccinated, have a negative test, or have proof of recovery from the virus in the last 6 months. This makes Italy the first European country to require all workers to require a green pass.
This rule was recently decided upon during a cabinet meeting. It aims to encourage citizens to become vaccinated.
On Thursday, Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a news conference, “This is to make these [work] places safer, and make the vaccination campaign even stronger,” He went on to explain that the decree is”a strategy that points on the vaccine as fundamental key to open a new season.”