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Italy Expands Use of Vaccine Pass, Eyeing Broader Mandate

  • Decision comes after tension within Draghi’s ruling coalition
  • Extension includes nursing homes and some school staff
Mario Draghi speaks about plans to extend the use of the Green Pass certificate.

Mario Draghi speaks about plans to extend the use of the Green Pass certificate.

Source:  Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

Italy’s government introduced a limited extension to the use of vaccine passports as tensions rise in Mario Draghi’s coalition over the government’s right to curtail citizens’ movements and activities based on vaccination status.

The cabinet on Thursday voted to require nursing home caregivers and school support staff to  have the so-called “green pass,” which offers proof of Covid-19 vaccination, of a recent negative test or of having recovered from the illness.