Green Pass No Longer Required for Entry:
The Italian government will no longer require a green permit for admission as of June 1, 2022. All tourists will no longer be needed to provide vaccination, recuperation, or test certificate upon their arrival in Italy, regardless of whether they are traveling from an EU member state or a non-EU member state.
Do I still have to always wear a face mask?
Italy already removed the mask requirement earlier in May, in addition to loosening travel regulations. All people are no longer required to wear face masks in order to enter restaurants, bars, museums, and other public spaces and activities starting of May 1.
Visiting to Italy soon?
It doesn’t hurt to do some basic, introductory research on what to do and how to act before traveling to Italy. Here are some advice you can follow when traveling to Italy to prevent being the annoying tourist. To blend in with the natives, remember our list of dos and don’ts regarding Italian etiquette.
Make sure you adhere to the dress code.
Rome’s summers are scorching, exactly like that slinky designer outfit you just purchased on Via Condotti. However, you’ll need to cover up that exposed skin and dress a little more modestly if you intend to visit the Vatican (or any church, chapel, or crypt for that matter). Religious locations have a rigorous dress code that stipulates that shoulders must be covered and that shorts and skirts must reach the knee. For this reason, many ladies carry shawls or scarves, and some enterprising churches provide covers for anyone who get caught with their shoulders exposed. Although there are reports of tourists who disobey this restriction and get away with it, it is recommended to follow the rules out of respect for the local way of life. This “no tanks, no short-shorts, no caps” dress regulation should be followed even by men, or they risk being turned away.
Don’t Take Selfies in the Sistine Chapel:
Despite your want to post pictures of Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling on social media, it is forbidden to take photos within the Sistine Chapel. Yes, you frequently see visitors attempting to circumvent this ban, but they are typically stopped with a chorus of “No photo! No video!” from the watchful security personnel. In many museums, flash photography is prohibited due to worries that constant flashes will damage the expensive artwork. After all, the gift shop sells excellent photobooks. Even if many travelers are able to sneak a photo here and there, this is one of the things to avoid doing while in Rome.
Do keep in mind to take care of your possessions:
You must be extremely cautious with them, just as you would in any large metropolis. Keep all valuables out of your pockets, and always carry a bag with a zipper to discourage thieves from trying to access your belongings.
Always keep some cash on you.
It’s preferable to be safe when it comes to that kind of stuff because not all stores and restaurants accept credit cards, leaving you feeling stranded and unable to pay after a meal.
Avoid strolling throughout Italy in flip-flops.
Wearing comfortable shoes while seeing the various locations will make a significant impact once you’re done. You don’t have to be the stereotypical American tourist wearing white sneakers all the time.
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and get acquainted with Italian culture.
No matter how often you go or how long you stay, visiting Italy is always a unique experience. Enjoy your stay and make every effort to fully immerse yourself in Italian culture. Do what the Romans do when you’re in Rome, right?