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Covid-19: Further Measures to Contain the Epidemic and New Quarantine Rules

The decree law 229 of 30 December 2021 has been published in the Official Journal. Approved by the Council of Ministers, on the proposal of President Mario Draghi and the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, the decree introduces urgent measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic and provisions on health surveillance. The main measures are listed below.

Reinforced Green Pass

The usage of the enhanced Green Pass is expanded to a variety of outdoor activities from 10 January 2022 until the end of the state of emergency. It will also be required for access to and usage of public transportation, whether local or regional.


From 31 December 2021, the decree provides that the preventive quarantine does not apply to those who have had close contact with subjects confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the 120 days from the completion of the primary vaccination cycle or from recovery as well as after the administration of the booster dose. . Until the tenth day following the last exposure to the case, these people are required to wear FFP2 respiratory protection devices and to carry out - only if symptomatic - a rapid or molecular antigen test.

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