Sumary of Italy imposes ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated people:
- Draghi told a press conference on Thursday that the country needed to act quickly to avoid the kind of infection levels that are being seen in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, as well as to protect the economy.
- Nightclubs will remain closed, while a proposal to make the pass obligatory for travelling within the country by train, plane or long-distance bus is expected to be re-evaluated in September.
- Draghi said Italy’s economy had been improving alongside an accelerated vaccine programme that has led to a significant fall in the number of Covid-related deaths and hospitalisations since the country started easing lockdown restrictions in late April.
- Italy has a small but vociferous anti-vaccination movement, which has held several protests in recent months against the green pass initiative.