Italy’s new “Green Pass” rules impact international truck drivers

ESTA has been told that from October 15, all people working in both public and private sectors in Italy will have to show a “Green Pass” – or 3G certificate – to gain access to workplaces.

Truck drivers entering company premises are also understood to be covered by the new regulations and will have to present a “Green Pass” for loading and unloading at Italian companies. Foreign drivers are covered by the new rules as well.

The decision was published in an Italian government decree on September 21 and news was confirmed to ESTA by Italian association member ANNA.

The “Green Pass” is essentially the same as the European Union’s anti-Covid certificate and shows whether someone has been vaccinated against Covid19 or has recovered from the disease. It also shows whether a negative corona test (antigen or PCR test) has been carried out in the past 48 hours.

Italian transport companies and associations are waiting for further clarification from the Italian government and the Ministry of Transport.

At the time of writing, it is understood that no changes are currently planned to the country’s entry requirements, so international drivers still do not have to present a “Green Pass” when entering Italy.