The Three Wise Men get Covid health pass

The Three Wise Men have brought one extra thing to see baby Jesus

Gold, frankincense, myrrh… and their 'Covid pass'

LOCATION: Naples, Italy

Craftsmen in Naples have adorned their figurines with proof of immunity

to reflect the government's introduction of the so-called Covid pass

which was made mandatory in the workplace on Oct. 15

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) CRAFTSMAN, MARCO FERRIGNO, SAYING:"Basically, the craftsmen of San Gregorio Armeno street are trying to modernize the nativity scenes. Last year was the year of the masks, so the figurines of Mary, Joseph and the Three Wise Men were wearing masks and carrying auspicious gifts for baby Jesus. This year it seemed like the right thing to keep following this direction. So, because the Three Wise Men have to take a long journey to the crib, I gave them all their own Green Pass so that they have the proper documents for traveling."

Each biblical character will carry their own certificate

complete with a QR code ready for scanning

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ITALIAN VISITING NAPLES, MASSIMILIANO GIANGROSSI, SAYING:"It's a positive thing, we all have the Green Pass, why shouldn't the Three Wise Men? They are coming from so far away and crossing so many countries. It's super positive, and it's right. It's a good message for the people. We should all have the Green Pass."

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