Several new restrictions came into place in Italy for those not vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday.
The government has responded to the omicron-fueled wave of infections by passing new restrictions aimed at encouraging vaccine holdouts to get their jabs or be increasingly shut out of recreational and even essential activities, such as taking a bus or subway to work.
Italy targeted the unvaccinated with a host of new coronavirus restrictions Monday, with proof of vaccination or recovery from a recent infection required to enter public transport, cafes, hotels, gyms and other popular venues.
The new round of restrictions is designed to encourage vaccine holdouts to get their inoculations.
Italy has introduced a host of new restrictions for those trying to use public transport, dine at cafes, stay at hotels, go to gyms and more. In order to visit restaurants, hotels, trade fairs, ski lifts, or ride on local or long-distance trains and buses, you must now present proof of vaccination against or recent recovery from COVID-19. Previously, a negative test result was also accepted. all professional soccer players must be vaccinated in order to play.
Tourists from other countries in the European Union can use the QR codes of their vaccination certificates to get around in Italy.