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Vatican requires Covid ‘green card’ for all workers, visitors

September 28, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Effective October 1, a Covid-vaccination “green card,” or proof of a recent negative test, will be required for entry onto Vatican grounds.

In an order made public September 28, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State, explained that the policy applies to all Vatican workers. Those who are not vaccinated will be required to furnish regular tests, taken at their own expense. Employees who do not have the necessary credentials will be barred from their work and will not be paid.

The Vatican order indicated that the Vatican’s Directorate of Health and Hygiene would decide how frequently unvaccinated employees must be tested, and would consider whether any exemptions could be allowed.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 28, 2021 10:22 PM ET USA

    "...would decide how frequently unvaccinated employees must be tested, and would consider whether any exemptions could be allowed." Do you think that any religious or "conscience" exemptions will be allowed? Yes, I know how laughable the question is when asked in reference to a rabidly secular state such as the Vatican or the U.S. under the current political regimes.