Latest travel news: Ski vacation at risk as Italy tightens Covid rules
IItaly today tightened its Covid-19 restrictions, affecting ski holidays for British families this winter.
The “green super pass” requirement has been extended to a range of additional sites and locations, including hotels. The tight pass is also compulsory to access the ski lifts and ski resorts.
You can only get the Super Green Pass with proof of a full vaccination or recent recovery, which means that a negative test result is no longer enough for unvaccinated people to ski in Italy. . Austria has similarly strict vaccination requirements to access the slopes, and there are reports that France may soon follow suit.
British adolescents aged 12 and over can now receive a second dose of the vaccine, although absorption has been slow. About one in two 12 to 15 year olds has not yet received a first dose, and only 50% of 16 to 17 year olds have received a second vaccine.
Italy has a seven-day Covid-19 case rate of 1,833 per 100,000, slightly higher than the 1,814 per 100,000 in the UK. This number is 2,853 in France and 1,740 in Switzerland. In Austria, there are 598 cases per 100,000.
The Super Green Pass is mandatory for getting on public transport, entering hotels and visiting bars or restaurants (including outdoor spaces), as well as museums, cultural spaces and festivals.
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