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...

Italy is on target to reach its goal of vaccinating 80 per cent of the population over the age of 12 by the end of September, said the government's coronavirus emergency commissioner General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo. "The goal declared in March to vaccinate 80 per cent of the population over 12 years old will be completed fully by 30 September", F...

Sicily — particularly Taormina — has become a special place for my family over the years. Although our Sicilian heritage traces back to a small town almost 200 miles away, the strikingly beautiful hilltop town, lively beaches below, and friends we've made have captured our hearts, and we can't stop going back. The moment Italy reopened to Americans...

Here are the practical steps entailed: Step 1: Have your foreign-issued vaccine certificate in hand. If your certificate is in any language other than English, you will need to get it translated and notarized. Your certificate could either be a printed certificate, or vaccination card that was filled out by the person who gave you the two doses. Ne...

The European Commission on Friday transferred 24.9 billion euros to Italy as the first tranche of the cash Rome is set to get from the NextGenerationEU COVID-19 recovery fund. Italy is set to be the biggest beneficiary of the 750-billion-euro programme, getting a total of 191.5 billion euros in grants and low-interest loans between now and 2026. Fr...