Mandatory COVID-19 Certification for Italian Workers

    View Author September 2021

    Starting from 15 October 2021, all private and public workers and the self-employed working in Italy will have to possess, and exhibit upon request, a Green Pass in order to access their place of work.

    This new measure was first officially announced by the Italian government on 16 September 2021 and the text of the law decree (“Law Decree”) is expected to be published in the Official Journal shortly. The Law Decree will come into force either on the date of publication or on the following date (as specified in the Law Decree).

    A Green Pass is a certificate in digital and printable format, issued by the Italian Ministry of Health’s national platform, which contains a QR Code through which it is possible to verify its authenticity and validity. The Italian Green Pass is one of the EU digital COVID-19 certificates provided for in EU Regulation 2021/953 that came into force on 1 July 2021.