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With coronavirus cases rising again,plans to require a "green pass" to visit its world-famous museums, take in sporting events, and dine inside its restaurants.
The requirement, similar to a measure recently approved in, is set to go into effect Aug. 6. To obtain the pass, people will need to have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine in the previous nine months or be able to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours. Anyone who has recently recovered from COVID-19 also is eligible for the pass, which already is required to attend weddings and to visit residential care centers in Italy.
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Held in the Capitoline Museums of Rome, remains of the once 39-feet-tall colossus include a head as tall as a man, a damaged left hand and the sphere it once bore. In 2018, Aurélia Azéma realised that a 15-inch-long bronze body part in Paris' Louvre was not a toe — as it had been identified in 1913 — but Constantine's lost forefinger.After a resin reconstruction of the the digit was proven to fit on the colossus' hand in June that year, this Wednesday saw the real thing mounted back in its proper place.
The passes are meant to allow people to do the things they enjoy "with the assurance they won't be next to contagious people," Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said in a news briefing covered.
It's unclear how foreign tourists, including those from the U.S., would obtain an official green pass or whether documents from their home countries would suffice.
In France, some travelers have been able to show their CDC vaccine cards to French doctors and pharmacists to obtain local COVID passes, the. On Saturday night in Paris, club bouncers were already checking vaccination status ahead of the French rule change and accepting photos of CDC cards with matching identification.
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In Italy, green passes could eventually be required for train, bus, and plane travel, a measure officials are set to reconsider in September,. But even a green pass won't allow access to Italian nightclubs, which remain closed.
Italy was among the first European countries hit by the pandemic in early 2020 and has reported the second highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe, only behind the U.K. Italy has reported more than 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 128,000 deaths, according to the latest available data from the.
Over 21 million Italians — about one-third of the country's population — have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, WHO reports.
"I invite all Italians to get vaccinated and to do so straight away. Without vaccinations, we'd have to close everything again," Draghiin Rome.
Italy began easing its latest round of COVID restrictions in late April. An estimated 40 million people have already obtained green passes, Italy's health minister.
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Italy Now Requires a “Vaccine Passport” for Museums and Indoor Dining .
Known as a “Green Pass,” the Bel Paese is a certificate that proves travelers have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine to enter the country’s most popular tourist destinations.A so-called Green Pass is now required to enter archaeological sites, gyms, theaters, indoor pools, and the indoor sections of restaurants, bars, and cafés. To obtain a certificate, individuals must show they have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine approved for use in the European Union, recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, or have negative lab results from a test done within the previous 48 hours.