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Italy drops final COVID restriction

In good news for Aussie travellers packing their bags for a long-awaited European summer holiday, Italy has dropped its final COVID restrictions.

From Wednesday it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask on public transport in Italy, paving the way for a return to carefree travel in time for the official start of summer.

With travellers already able to enter Italy without a Green Pass or equivalent certificate since 1 June 2022, removing the need to wear masks on planes, trains, buses, ships, and ferries – as well as in theatres, cinemas, concert halls, indoor sports events, and live music venues – is the final step in the country’s timeline of containment measures.

“We are delighted to share this news ahead of the busy summer tourism season, and we know the thousands of local travellers heading to Italy soon will be pleased to hear that they’ll be visiting the Italy they know and love as things return to normal,” said Emanuele Attanasio, regional manager of the Italian National Tourist Board.

“Of course, mask-wearing is still an option for those who feel more comfortable, and mandatory masks will remain in schools and healthcare settings.”

For further information on the requirements for entry to Italy, go HERE.


Image: Amalfi Coast, Positano (iStock/THEPALMER)



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