Covid-19 regulations in Italy: May 2022

Covid-19: Italy imposes new restrictions

Italy eases the restrictions about Green Pass and masks: all the news from the 1st of May

The good season is coming, and finally also many restrictions related to Covid-19 will be lifted away. The main changes from 1st of May will be about the use of the Greenpass and masks.

Green Pass and Super Green Pass

The basic green pass will no longer be required in Italy. The Super Green pass will remain in force until the end of the year only for workers in the health sector and for those working in long-term care facilities.

The obligation to vaccinate will remain in force until 15th of June for teachers and school staff, law enforcement and all citizens aged 50 and over. The vaccine will continue to be mandatory until 31 December only for doctors and workers in the health sector.

From 1st of March Italy eases travel rules for non-European visitors establishing the same rules for arrivals to Italy from all non-European countries as those already in force for European countries. For entry to the national territory, one of the conditions of the Green Pass will be sufficient: certificate of vaccination, certificate of recovery, or negative test result.


Another important news concerns the use of masks, which will be required until 15th of June only for:

  • Public transportation
  • Trains and flights
  • Indoor venues (such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, or indoor sports competitions).
  • Health and social care facilities, such as hospitals

Masks need no longer be worn in supermarkets, restaurants, shops and shopping centers, although it is recommended that you wear face protection in case of crowds.

The Green Pass /  EU digital COVID Certificate

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19. You will need to provide your COVID Green Pass for hotels, changing rooms for sporting activities, regional rail and local public transport.

You can show your Green Pass in paper format, or on your smartphone via apps like IO, or your regional Salute app (like Salute Lazio). A QR code indicating your situation will show up on the app automatically — a maximum of a couple of days after your vaccine, or you will be prompted to download it.

The validity of the Green Pass will be cut from 9 to 6 months from the 1st of February 2022.

The administration of a third booster dose has been cut from 5 to 4 months.

What is the Reinforced/Super Green Pass?

The super green pass is a reinforced Green Pass that applies only to those who have been vaccinated or recovered, and it does not account for negative Covid test results.

From 1 February, the validity of the Super Green Pass for those who have had at least two doses of the covid vaccine is reduced from nine to six months.

click here to read more about Covid-19 Green Pass in Italy

Everything To Know About Italy’s Vaccine Campaign

Measures that apply all over Italy

Travel in Italy

Leisure travel is allowed between all regions of Italy.

Travel to and from European Union Countries

From 1 February, all passengers coming from European Union countries are allowed to enter Italy with no need of quarantine, as long as they present the COVID-19 Green Certificate or other equivalent certificate. The Passenger Locator Form will no longer be necessary to enter Italy.

Here is everything you need to know about who is allowed to travel to Italy at the moment. Additionally, here is the most updated information on the COVID Green Pass.

Italy to ease mask mandate in most outdoor spaces

Italy will no longer require masks to be worn everywhere outdoors.


Italy reopens night clubs from February 11th, and the Green Pass is not longer required.

Gyms and swimming pools

It will be possible to enter inside gyms, swimming pools and wellness centers without the Green Pass.

Public Offices

You can go to public offices, banks, post offices, tobacconists, bookshops, newsagents, hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons without restrictions.


From the 1st of April, stadiums and sports facilities remain open with a 100% capacity outdoors and indoors. The Green Pass no longer is required to enter all sports events indoors, but surgical masks must still be worn.


Museums and art galleries are open without restriction. Visitors to museums, galleries, and archaeological sites will no longer be required to show a Green Pass certificate as of 1 April. However surgical masks must still be worn.


From 1st April hotels are open without restriction


From March 10th, it will be possible for family members to visit their hospitalized relatives for 45 minutes per day by presenting a Green pass.

Private ceremonies allowed

Private gatherings linked to civic or religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, communions, and confirmations will be allowed. The Green Pass will not be required.

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