ROME (Sputnik) – From September 1, Italy will make it mandatory to present a sanitary pass with a QR code (“green pass”) for travel on long-distance transport, including express trains, airplanes, ships, ferries and interregional buses, the country’s minister of sustainable infrastructure and mobility, Enrico Giovannini, said on Thursday.
“The order of the Council of Ministers introduces a green pass for transport, not for everything, but only for long-distance travel. It will be necessary to show it on commercial air transport, ships and ferries on interregional routes, with the exception of the Strait of Messina,” the minister said.
Health Minister Roberto Speranza, illustrating the provisions of the adopted decree, spoke about the “encouraging indicators” of the progress of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19.
“The government has decided to invest as much as possible in the green pass as a tool to avoid new restrictions,” Speranza said.
From Friday, a system of sanitary passes for access to various institutions, as well as to major events, will work in Italy.