Italy’s vigilance has been paying off.
It certainly seems that way when one looks at what is happening elsewhere in Europe. Our numbers, while steadily rising, are markedly less.
Austria’s numbers are so bad that the country is under a national lockdown. And it’s so dire that tourists can’t enter until at least December 13. After that, the G-2 rule will be in effect again. Proof of vaccination or recent recovery from Covid is required for the lion’s share of activities. A negative Covid test won’t fly anymore. Read more about Austria here.
Germany with its troubling infection rates is scrambling to ramp up vaccinations, and there is widespread talk about mandatory vaccinations.
“Germany’s new government wants to make vaccinations compulsory, a move that nearly two-thirds of the public supports.”
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Eastern Europe seems to be suffering significantly as the result of very tepid vaccination implementation and acceptance.
Italy is stepping up its measures with new restrictions and a Super Green Pass.
The government is steadily applying pressure to contain Covid and keep the Italian economy chugging along. For quite some time now, most out-and-about activities require basic Green Pass requirements. A person could obtain the pass by being vaccinated, proof of recent recovery, and/or a negative covid test. But now you can’t get a Super Green Pass via a negative test. And this heightened pass is now being required in more venues (e.g. bars and discos, sports events). Dining indoors is now impossible without the Super Green Pass.