(Natural News) Italy will require people to show proof of vaccination against Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), or a recent negative COVID-19 test, before they can reenter public life and participate in many social activities.
The Italian government said that a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination will become a requirement beginning on Aug. 6. This “green certification,” as the government calls it, will be necessary to dine indoors at bars and restaurants, visit museums and theme parks and exercise at gyms and swimming pools.
The green certification was previously only used for Italians who wanted to visit family members and other loved ones at nursing homes, or for people who wanted to attend weddings.
The Italian government has not answered why the vaccines and vaccine passports are also necessary for people with natural antibodies to COVID-19. According to the latest case counts, around 4.3 million Italians who have already gotten infected would qualify for this exemption if it were implemented.
The green certification makes Italy just the latest European country to make vaccine passports or negative COVID-19 tests a requirement for participation in normal social activities.
It follows in the footsteps of France, which released a similar requirement. Visitors to venues that can hold more than 50 people need to show vaccine passports before being allowed entry. (Related: Vaccine passport now MANDATORY in France, following more than a year of corporate media propagandists claiming the idea was a “conspiracy theory.”)
French President Emmanuel Macron did not provide a date for when the vaccine passport requirement would go into effect. But after he made the announcement, over 100,000 people in France have marched out in protest of the policy.