No expiry on Green Pass for triple vaccinated

Prime Minister Mario Draghi has promise "a path of reopening"

 ROME – Those who have had three doses of vaccination against Covid-19 - or who have had two doses and then recovered from an infection of the virus - will have no expiry date on their Green Pass, according to the latest announcement on pandemic measures by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The people in this category, some 34 million Italians, will also be exempt from stricter measures in the places with higher levels of infections, designated ‘red zones’ in Italy.

 According to sources present at the government press conference, the Prime Minister said that in the coming weeks "we will announce a calendar for overcoming the current restrictions" to continue "forward on this path of reopening.”

 The newest rules, published Wednesday, also addressed measures in schools. Distance learning will be scrapped for vaccinated and recovered students, while quarantine for the unvaccinated will be reduced to five days down from 10. 

 Children in nursery and primary school will have to learn at home (known in Italy as ‘DAD’) if more than five children in their class test positive. In high school, if there are two positives in the class then only the unvaccinated who have not had Covid-19 will have to stay home.

 The Health Minister Roberto Speranza mentioned another change. "When a foreigner arrives in Italy, we recognise the vaccination status of the country of origin and if the rules are not identical to ours, we ask for an additional buffer. This will allow the resolution of some problems and the relaunch of tourism.”