Unvaccinated Covid lockdown begins today in Italy

Unvaccinated people in Italy face stricter restrictions (Photo: Reuters)

Those who have not been vaccinated against Covid in Italy will not be able to go to indoor restaurants, cinemas and live music events under the new rules currently in force.

To access different locations using the country’s “Super Green Health” pass system, you need to show proof of vaccination or recent recovery from the disease.

Previously, proof of recent negative test results was sufficient, but the rules have become stricter as the country is trying to persuade thousands more to get jabs in the face of an increase in incidents.

New measures have also been taken for public transport, museums and hotels, which require a health pass to enter, but these settings still give negative test results.

In Rome, masks are a must even outdoors (Photo: Getty)

Drinking coffee at the cafe bar or dining outside is permitted without a green pass.

In contrast, vaccinated people are allowed to continue to live relatively normally.

Elsewhere, in big cities such as Rome and Milan, thousands of people attack stores during the festive season, so mandatory face mask rules are being introduced even outdoors.

According to the Colliere de la Serra, a man in his fifties was first fined € 400 for failing to pass the vaccine when he got off the bus near Piazza del Popolo in Rome on Monday morning.

Covid cases in Italy are increasing, but not as high as in neighboring countries

“I don’t have it because I wanted to get the vaccine in the next few days,” he said.

Immunization rates in Italy are higher than in many of the neighboring countries, with 85% of the eligible population over the age of 12 and 77% of the total population.

However, people in their 30s, 40s and 50s have proven to be the most reluctant to vaccinate, with nearly 3.5 million people not yet receiving the first vaccination.

Italy was the first European country to become infected with the coronavirus in early 2020 and is one of the countries with the highest death toll of over 134,000.

A vaccine pass is required to prove admission to various venues (Photo: Reuters)

However, it is now much better than many of its neighbors, with 15,000 cases of the 60 million population reported on Sunday reported.

The number of new Covid infections in Italy has gradually increased over the past six weeks, even before concerns about new Omicron variants have arisen.

The new rule comes when neighboring Germany and Austria are heading towards mandating vaccines.

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Unvaccinated Covid lockdown begins today in Italy

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