Italy relaunches ‘green pass’ app to ward off fake Covid-19 passports

Jul 30, 2021 261

Following Italy’s announcement to expand its Covid-19 health pass to venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas, there has been a surge in vaccination bookings. But as it’s due to come into force in just under two weeks, from August 6th, there have been reports of other tactics to get the pass without meeting the official requirements of getting vaccinated, tested or showing a certificate of recovery from the virus.

In response to fake green passes being sold online, the government tweeted advice with step-by-step photo instructions. “Green certificate: how to easily recognise the authentic one,” the tweet read. The authorised app is called ‘VerificaC19‘, which is free to download, and works by scanning the QR code of the green pass.

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