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Italy’s Covid pass restrictions kick in

Italy’s government still want to go ahead with enforcing the so-called Green pass rule. According to reports, the pass, which is an extension of the EU’s digital Covid certificate, is required to be served indoors at restaurants and to enter stadiums, museums, theatres, cinemas, exhibition centres, swimming pools and gyms.

There has been a mixed reaction to the Green Pass in Italy, from protests against this rule. According to reports, from 1st of September, the pass will be mandatory for teachers and university students and to travel on trains, planes, ferries and long-distance coaches.

In the days leading up to the pass becoming mandatory, some bar and restaurant owners reported being insulted and threatened by anti-vaxxers, or having had bad reviews written about their premises on online platforms.

In the event of violating this rule, the government has threatened both the owner and the customer that they could face fines of between €400 and €1,000. If the offence is repeated three times, on three separate days, the business could be shut for up to 10 days.

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