Green Pass regulations

Green Pass

Current national regulations

The Green Pass (COVID-19 Green Certification) has been created to facilitate the free and safe movement of citizens in the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Italian decree of 30 December 2021, n. 229 establishes that:


1.   Enhanced Green Pass (article 1, paragraphs 1 - 5)

As of 10 January 2022, access to the services and activities listed below will be allowed only to those in possession of the so-called "Enhanced Green Pass":

  • hotels and accommodation facilities as well as catering services provided within them even if reserved for customers staying there;
  • festivals and fairs, conferences and congresses;
  • feasts following civil or religious ceremonies;
  • ski lifts for tourist and commercial purposes, even if located in ski areas;
  • outdoor catering services;
  • swimming pools, swimming centers, team and contact sports, wellness centers for outdoor activities;
  • cultural centers, social and recreational centers for outdoor activities;
  • means of public transport, including local or regional public transport.


2. Quarantines (Article 2)

The precautionary quarantine measure does not apply to those who have had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive subjects within 120 days of completion of the primary vaccination course or recovery or following the administration of the booster dose.

The aforementioned subjects are required to wear FFP2 respiratory protection devices until the tenth day following the date of the last close contact with subjects confirmed positive for COVID-19, and to carry out a rapid or molecular antigen test for detection of the Sars-Cov-2 antigen at the first appearance of symptoms and, if still symptomatic, on the fifth day following the date of the last contact.

These provisions also apply to persons subjected to the precautionary quarantine measure on 31 December 2021.

Finally, the termination of the quarantine or self-surveillance described above is expected to result in the negative outcome of a rapid or molecular antigen test, also carried out in private centers.
In this last case, the transmission to the ASL of the report with a negative outcome, also electronically, determines the termination of the quarantine or of the self-surveillance period.


3.   Controls (Article 4)

The owners or managers are required to verify that access takes place in compliance with the aforementioned provisions.


4.   Sanctions (article 4)

In the event of violation of the provisions, the administrative sanction of payment of a sum from € 400 to € 1,000 is applicable, both to be paid by the operator and by the user.
After two violations committed on different days, starting from the third violation, the ancillary administrative sanction of closing the business or activity for one to ten days is applied.



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