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Hungarians rushing to the sea can rejoice: Italy makes it much easier

As a first step, people vaccinated by June 17 can register and then download a digital vaccination certificate from June 28. It can also be stored on mobile phones, tablets or other digital devices. In the absence of the latter, the GP will print the certificate.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi signed a government decree allowing the entry of a vaccination certificate on Thursday.

Digital technology will be rolled out in the European Union from July 1

With the Covid card coming into effect, Italy will remove restrictions on foreigners, including Hungarians, i.e. the current testing obligation.

The report has not yet revealed which vaccines Italy will accept using the EU vaccination certificate. The central rule of the European Union is that for vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, EU member states must accept EU certificates of protection. Regarding vaccines authorized by national authorities or authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for emergencies, it is up to each Member State to decide whether or not to recognize them. In view of this, the big question is how the Italian government will decide, for example, the Chinese Sinopharma vaccine and the Russian Sputnik vaccine, which many Hungarians received here in Hungary.

Those who’ve had the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccines, on the other hand, don’t have to worry.

To date, these rules have been applied to Italian holidays:

The COVID Digital EU Card aims to facilitate safe and free movement within the European Union during the coronavirus pandemic. The document will certify that its owner has received the vaccine against Covid-19, has tested negative for coronavirus, or is already infected.

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According to press reports The Italian government may cancel the compulsory outdoor wearing of face masks from mid-July, which was previously supposed to last until August. The use of a mouth mask has been mandatory since February 2020.

The ruling party in La Liga, led by Matteo Salvini, and Hagra, led by Silvio Berlusconi, has taken an initiative to abolish mandatory outdoor face masks, stressing that they should not be used in more and more European Union member states. In practice, more and more Italians, if they could, do not wear face masks on the street because of the heat above thirty degrees.

Matteo Salvini conducted a survey on his community site about eliminating the use of face masks: 79 percent of respondents supported the initiative.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health on Thursday evening, 44 million Italians have already been vaccinated, 14.8 million of whom received a second dose, which is equivalent to 27.3 percent of the population.