Italy’s Meloni says no to mandatory vaccination and Covid passports

One of the first actions of Italy’s new right-wing government will be to abolish mandatory covid vaccination and Covid passports, called green passport.

Despite her initial support for the health measures, Italy’s next prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, has long opposed mandatory vaccination and the introduction of the Covid passport and will put these issues on her agenda when she takes office.

“In line with what we wrote in the party program and with what we said during the election campaign, we are against the Covid passport and compulsory vaccination because we believe that this is not the way to deal with a health emergency,” explained Elisabetta Gardini, deputy of Fratelli, Meloni’s party, in the program 24 Mattino on Radio24.