Italy has now lifted all COVID-19-related entry requirements, thereby allowing visitors to enter the country without the need of showing proof of vaccination, show proof of recovery, or get tested.
The new rules came into effect on June 1. The updated rules will put Italy more in line with other European countries that have also lifted pandemic-era travel rules, including Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, and Croatia.
Referring to this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation published on its site that as of June 1, 2022, a Green Pass or equivalent certificate will no longer be required to enter Italy, and all COVID-19 related entry restrictions have been lifted.
Previously, travellers were required to either show that they had either received a booster shot or had been fully vaccinated, or had recovered from COVID-19 within six months, or else they were required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.
If reports are to go by, the updated decision comes a month after Italy stopped requiring visitors to show proof of vaccination to visit places like bars, restaurants, and museums.
Although the EU has dropped its transportation mask mandate last month, Italy will still follow the face mask rule, and will be requiring people to wear one on planes and public transportation until at least June 15, as per the National Tourist Board. Further, surgical masks will also be required at indoor places like concert halls, cinemas, and other entertainment venues.
The latest move comes in the wake of boosting summer travel, and while there's no bad time to visit the place, the Italian coast truly shines during the summer months, and makes for a great vacation spot during this time.