Super green pass today: rules and Faq for bars, restaurants and gyms

The rules for the enhanced green certificate are in force

Super green pass effective from today, December 6, with new rules until January 15, 2022 also in the white zone and not only in the regions and municipalities in the yellow, orange or red zone. Bars and restaurants, cinemas and theaters, public transport and gyms: there are many novelties, including a strengthened and simple green pass. The government has published a table with the Faq to clarify what can be done and what is not allowed.

The first clarification: what is the Super green pass? It is the green certificate that is issued to those who are vaccinated or cured of covid. The simple negative swab – 72 hours of validity for the molecular one, 48 hours for the antigenic one – entitles you to the basic green pass. Those who already have a valid Green pass for vaccination or recovery do not have to download a new Certification because the Verification C19 app will recognize its validity.


In the white and yellow areas, drinks at the counter and at the table (outdoors) in bars and restaurants are allowed in the white and yellow areas without a green pass. In the orange zone, the same activities are allowed only to Super green pass holders. Indoors, the drink at the table is allowed only to those who have the Super green pass, regardless of the color of the area.


In gyms and outdoor swimming pools in the white or yellow zones, entry is allowed even without a green pass. In the orange zone, you need the Super green pass. Different speech for indoor structures. The basic green pass is sufficient in the white and yellow zone, in the orange zone the reinforced certificate is required. In the white and yellow area you need the negative pad to access the changing rooms.


The Super green pass obligation does not concern the entrance to the hotel or the consumption of meals in the hotel in the white and yellow areas. For hotel guests it is sufficient to have the basic green pass, which can also be obtained simply with a molecular or antigenic pad. In the orange zone you need the Super green pass. Likewise, Federalberghi points out, those staying in a hotel can easily access the restaurant, the bar, the wellness center and the hotel swimming pool by showing the basic green pass.

From next December 6, 2021, access to catering services carried out in hotels or other accommodation facilities and reserved exclusively for customers staying there, will be allowed to holders of the non-“reinforced” green certification.


Baptisms, weddings, communions and other events following civil and religious ceremonies are excluded from the activities for which the super green pass is required. For these, the basic green pass will continue to be sufficient even after 6 December in the white and yellow area. In the orange zone, green light only with the enhanced certificate. In fact, the circular of the Interior Ministry reads: “As a result of this provision – the decree of November 26, ed -, subjects with the aforementioned” enhanced “green certification will be allowed access to: shows, sporting events as spectators , indoor restaurants, parties (except those resulting from civil and religious ceremonies), public ceremonies, dance halls, discos and similar venues.


From 6 December, basic green certification is also required for local public transport, such as buses and metro and as regards medium and long-distance vehicles (airplanes, ships, Intercity and High Speed ​​trains, courier, cable cars, gondola lifts, ski facilities). Simple green certification remains sufficient for the entire railway network and for public transport.


The canteens and catering services are excluded from the obligation of the reinforced green-pass.


The new rules also concern places of culture and provide that the super green pass is not required in museums, archives and libraries, in the white and yellow zones. You will therefore continue to access with the green pass, in full compliance with the rules and with the obligation to wear a mask. Unlike the case of cinemas, theaters and concert halls, which will remain open with 100% capacity, where entry will only be possible with the super green pass.


Basically, in case of passage of a municipality or a region from the white or yellow zone to the orange one, only the holders of the reinforced Green Pass can access the activities. Those who have joined the vaccination campaign (even without the third dose) or are cured of Covid will be able to access all those rooms and services even if the place where they live becomes a yellow or orange zone. Restrictions on movements and closures for everyone (not only for no vax) in the red zone. Particular is the case of the ski lifts on the ski slopes: in the white and yellow areas they require the simple Green pass, in the orange area the Super green pass.


Those who already have a valid Green pass for vaccination or recovery do not have to download a new Certification because the Verification C19 app will recognize its validity. From 15 December 2021 the validity period of the Green Pass is reduced from the current 12 to 9 months.