What is the Super Green Pass? July 2022 update

From May 1, 2022, there has no longer been any obligation or requirement to produce vaccination records to enter or visit Italy. You may travel freely to Italy without a negative test certificate or a Covid-19 vaccination certificate. 

The following article is now just for historical purposes.

On December 6, 2021, the Italian government split the definition of the Covid-19 “Green Pass” to distinguish between a pass generated by a negative test and one generated by a regime of vaccination or an official certificate of recovery (“certificato di guarigione“). The latter has been renamed the “Super Green Pass”. These rules were subsequently tightened on February 1st, 2022.

From February 7, 2022, any “booster” (i.e. third dose) of an approved vaccine has indefinite validity.

Update: from April 1st, 2022:

  • Visitors to Italy no longer require a Super Green Pass to eat in a restaurant – any official certificate showing completed vaccination course will do. 
  • There is no need for any kind of vaccination certificate to eat and drink outside.
  • Additionally, you no longer need a Green Pass to stay in a hotel or B&B.



The following rules apply to parts of Italy deemed “white” and “yellow” zones. More about Italy’s Covid-19 zoning >

Some activities and spaces are now only available to people who have the “Super” type of green pass, as shown:

super green pass rome february 1 2022

From April 1st, 2022, you need a Super Green Pass to:

  • Attend shows/movie theaters
  • Attend indoor sporting events
  • Attend parties (including wedding receptions) and nightclubs
  • Take public transport
  • Take domestic flights
  • Attend public events, conferences, trade fairs, etc.
  • Visit gyms and swimming pools
  • Eat and drink indoors at a bar or restaurant (even outdoors)

If you are relying on a Green Pass generated by a negative PCR or antigen test in the preceding 48 hours, you will be able to:

  • Enter tobacconists’
  • Eat and drink indoors in restaurants, bars, hotel restaurants, ice cream shops, etc.
  • Visit museums and cultural/archaeological sites
  • Outdoor sporting stadiums
  • Travel on trains, planes, and ships

Without any pass at all, you can still enter pharmacies and supermarkets provided you are wearing an appropriate FFP2 mask.

  • Take public transport
  • Stay in hotels
  • Eat and drink outdoors at restaurants, bars, hotel restaurants, ice cream shops, etc.
  • Visit hairdressers, beauty salons, barbers, banks, post offices, and public offices

If you are not from the EU, you do not need to get a Green Pass: you can use your home country’s vaccination certificate as a Super Green Pass, provided the vaccinations provided are approved by the EU – read more about how to use your home country’s vaccination certificate >

Children under the age of 12 are not required to have a Green Pass.

Now make sure you don’t miss out: plan your visit in advance:

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