Omicron: Italian cities cancel New Year's Eve parties

New Year plans cancelled in cities across Italy amid concerns over Omicron covid variant. Florence has become the latest Italian city to cancel its New Year's Eve plans amid a sharp rise in new covid...

Rome region orders masks to be worn outdoors amid covid surge in Italy

Rome mask-wearing rules in force over Christmas and into the new year. The governor of the central Lazio region around Rome, Nicola Zingaretti, has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors fro...

Italy police bust fake covid vaccine scam

No Vax leader and nurse detained in Palermo. Police in the Sicilian city of Palermo have arrested three people as part of an investigation into an alleged scam that involved a nurse pretending to adm...

Covid: Italy virologists sing 'Yes Vax' to tune of Jingle Bells

Backlash on social media in Italy for 'Sì vax' Three so-called celebrity virologists have raised eyebrows in Italy by singing a covid vaccine-inspired song called Sì, Sì vax to the tune of Jingle Bel...

Italy set to tighten covid rules amid rise of Omicron

Italy sees increase in Omicron cases over weekend. Italian premier Mario Draghi has convened a meeting with the government's covid 'control room', Palazzo Chigi announced, amid a rise in the number o...

Italy records highest number of daily covid cases in over a year

Italy registers 28,632 new covid cases in 24 hours. A sharp rise in new covid-19 infections in Italy the week before Christmas has led major cities including Rome and Naples to cancel New Year festiv...

Italy PM says covid vaccine essential to face Omicron

Draghi says extending Italy's state of emergency was necessary to deal with situation. Italian premier Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that Italy is facing into Christmas "more prepared and safer" tha...

Italy's new travel rules require covid tests for EU arrivals

All you need to know about Italy's latest travel restrictions. Italy now requires quarantine for unvaccinated EU visitors. All travellers to Italy from European Union countries must undergo a covi...

Italy orders police, soldiers and teachers to get covid vaccine

Mandatory vaccination included in Italy's 'Super Green Pass' decree. The Italian government has made the covid vaccine obligatory for the nation's teachers, police officers and military, with the new...

Italy extends covid state of emergency to 31 March 2022

Italian government extends emergency powers for three months. The Italian government on Tuesday night extended the nation's emergency powers until 31 March 2022, amid a rise in covid-19 cases. The...

Italy starts vaccinating kids against covid-19

Italian regions open vaccine bookings for children. Italy is to begin offering covid vaccines to children aged 5-11 from 16 December, with reservations already open in most regions around the country...

US puts Italy on 'very high' travel risk list for covid-19

CDC warns against travel to Italy. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Italy to its highest-risk category in its latest travel advisory issued on 13 December. The CDC...

Italy No Vax dentist with fake arm gets covid vaccine for real

Biella dentist says he has received first dose of covid vaccine. An Italian anti-vaxxer dentist who made news headlines around the world after he presented a fake silicone arm to dodge the covid vacc...

Rome bar shut after owner, staff caught without Italy Green Pass

Italy police carry out Green Pass checks on public transport commuters. A bar in Rome has been closed for five days after police discovered that the owner and her staff did not have a covid Green Pas...

Rome bus commuter without Italy's Green Pass fined €400

Italy registers record 1.3 million Green Pass downloads in 24 hours. The first fine in Rome for travelling on public transport without a Green Pass was handed to a commuter on Monday morning, the day...

Italy police to check for covid Green Pass on public transport

Italy considers new Green Pass e-tickets for public transport. Italian police and carabinieri, supported by municipal traffic police, are to carry out checks on commuters once Italy's new Green Pass...

Italy No Vax tries to get covid vaccine with fake arm

Man was trying to obtain Italy's Green Pass without getting vaccinated but his desperate attempt failed to fool doctors in Biella. An anti-vaxxer in the northern Piemonte region of Italy faces crimin...

Italy's new covid Green Pass rules for public transport

Italy tightens its Green Pass rules over the festive season. People travelling on public transport in Italy will be required to have a Green Pass from 6 December until at least 15 January as the gove...

Green Pass: All you need to know about Italy's digital covid cert

Italy's vaccine certificate is required by all workers as well as for cultural and sporting events, long-distance travel, nightlife and indoor dining in restaurants.Italy's Green Pass, or certificazio...

Italy No Vax leader changes his mind after covid scare: 'Vaccines save lives'

Anti-vaxxer changes covid vaccine views after firsthand experience in hospital. A prominent No Vax leader in northern Italy has had a 'conversion' after being hospitalised for a week in Treviso with...

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