Bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations jumped in Italy on Friday after the government made inoculation mandatory for all workers in some of the strictest anti-coronavirus measures adopted in the world. The number of people making appointments more than doubled from the day before in the northeastern region of Veneto, while in Tuscany they almost triple...

Top American immunologist Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the US President. on Thursday hailed the way Italy is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic."Italy is doing well, better than the USA," Fauci said at Villa Firenze, the residence of the Italian ambassador to Washington. "It has become an example for the whole world". He noted that the p...

Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government. The measures are the first by a major European economy requiring proof of vaccination, a recent negative virus test or recovery from COV...

More than 450 years ago, Andrea Amati invented the modern violin in the Italian city of Cremona. For centuries, this has been the world’s hub of violin makers. Known as luthiers, these artisans are now helping drive a recovery in Cremona, which last year was decimated by Italy’s COVID-19 outbreak. As the pandemic quieted Italy last year, sweet melo...

Almost four million children in 10 regions of Italy will return to school on Monday 13 September, with new covid Green Pass rules in place for teachers and parents. This year Italy will have a total of 7.4 million schoolchildren, 3.8 million of whom are back to the classroom today in schools and kindergartens in the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata,...

Italy is to start giving a third dose of covid-19 vaccines later this month to people with the most fragile immune systems, such as cancer patients and transplant recipients, health minister Roberto Speranza has confirmed. The third round of Italy's vaccination campaign would begin on "the most frail patients" in September, said Speranza, before he...

Trip planning just got complicated for anyone traveling to Italy anytime soon. On Tuesday, Italy announced that it has tightened its entry requirements for travelers arriving from the U.S. due to surging COVID-19 cases in the United States. They also clamped down on travelers arriving from Canada, Israel, and Japan. This comes after the European Un...

Italy added testing and self-isolation requirements for American travelers on the heels of the European Union removing the USA from its safe travel list. Though the most dramatic policy changes affect unvaccinated travelers – who are still welcome to enter the country, so long as they take the time to self-isolate – vaccinated travelers will have t...

Teachers and staff in Italy's schools and universities, as well as college students, are now obliged to have the covid 'Green Pass' under new rules that come into force on 1 September. The scope of Italy's Green Pass - a certificate showing that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recoverred from covid-19 - has been expanded to the educ...

'Can I still travel to Italy from the US?' This is the question on the minds of many American tourists after the European Union dropped the US from its safe travel list due to rising covid-19 infections there, driven by the Delta variant of the virus. The EU recommended on Monday that travel restrictions on tourists from the United States be reinst...