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COVID vaccination and the Green Card…

Hi all,

We are thrilled to be traveling to Italy this next year. We have all been vaccinated and have our vaccination cards, but I keep hearing about a Green Card which is being required. Do you know if the Green Card is/will be required for all travelers or just Europeans; and if our vaccination card is sufficient for travelers going to/through Italy from the United States?

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Per your other post, your trip is in May 2022.
Nobody has any idea what will be required that far away. It almost certainly will not be what is required at present.

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Thank you LIZinPA. Of course we feel the same way and recognize that requirements may be different then. Perhaps I should have been more specific in asking what is required now. No guarantees for the future, but having an accurate picture of what is required today may help us to keep abreast of the situation as it evolves. 🙂

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As of now, your CDC card is accepted and there is no mechanism for US travelers to get a EU Green Pass.

We’ve postponed til next May and assume/hope we’ll be good to go, barring any restrictions.
If it becomes possible or necessary to get the Green Pass, we’ll do that.

There are lots of folks on this forum planning 2022 trips, if/ when entry requirements change you’ll find great info and advice here.

ETA Jon are you on a RS Tour? They will keep you informed as well

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We’ve been in Italy now for 4 days, jon, and brought our CDC Covid-19 vaccination cards. We were first asked for the card onntgg he e train from Rome to Bologna. After boarding, the conductor checking tickets also asked to see our Green Pass. Showing the CDC card, I said we Americans had a “White Pass.” He accepted that, but said they didn’t look very official coming from the most advanced country in the world, without a stamp or anything more formal than handwritten data.

To get inside 2 restaurants and 1 museum, the cards were requested. Making reservations for tomorrow nights dinner, they even asked on the phone whether we will gave documentation.

That’s it. No Green Pass or equivalent requested at grocery or other stores, TI, taxi, train station, or airport. Masks are being worn pretty thoroughly by others inside, but perhaps 5% outside.

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I understood that an Italian pharmacy could issue us an actual Green Pass, if we brought them our CDC card. Haven’t bothered, as the CDC card is working just fine for the limited times we’re asked.

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Thanks all for their replies so far. 🙂 It’s helpful to get first-hand information as we go forward to alleviate any speculative anxiety. What a great thing it is to be able to travel once again.