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Italy unmasked! Enjoy a Euro summer in Italia sans mask from today

Italy has just nixed mandatory mask-wearing on public transport and within indoor venues effective from Wednesday 15 June in molto bene news for Aussies heading to the Boot for the Italian summer holidays.

Italy has just nixed mandatory mask-wearing on public transport and within indoor venues effective from Wednesday 15 June in molto bene news for Aussies heading to the Boot for the Italian summer holidays.

Eligible overseas travellers have been able to enter Italy without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate aka ‘Green Pass’ since 1 June 2022 and the country lifted restrictions on mask-wearing outdoors back in April.

Now with mask mandates lifted on planes, trains, buses, ships and ferries as well as inside restaurants, theatres, indoor sporting events and live music venues, it’s the ideal time to return to Italy for a summer of sun, socialising and shopping.

Get set to ditch the mask for travel in Italy this summer.

Italian National Tourist Board manager for ANZ Emanuele Attanasio said the news that Italy has dropped mandatory mask-wearing on public transport and within indoor venues paves the way for a return to carefree travel again.

“We are delighted to share this news ahead of the busy summer tourism season and we know the thousands of local travellers heading to Italy soon will be pleased to hear that they’ll be visiting the Italy they know and love as things return to normal,” Mr Attanasio said.

“Mask wearing is still an option for those who feel more comfortable, and mandatory masks will remain in schools and healthcare settings.”

Italy was the first European country to be hit with a major COVID-19 outbreak and one of the first to impose a state of emergency to deal with the health crisis.

To find out more, head to viaggiaresicuri.it