The Vatican announced in a decree Monday that a health pass showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required starting Oct. 1 in order to enter the city-state.
The decree will require Vatican City residents and employees, along with visitors, to carry the “Green Pass” certificate that is already used in surrounding Italy, the Holy See said in a statement. Italy’s health ministry announced the “Green Pass” in early August for visitors who have been vaccinated, tested negative or recently recovered from COVID-19.
Italy has mandated the “Green Pass” for indoor activities, such as dining at a restaurant, and domestic travel. The Italian government also said last week that all public and private sector workers must have the digital vaccine pass by mid-October.
The new vaccine requirement in Vatican City does include an exemption for those participating in liturgical celebrations, but only for “the time s… (Read more)