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Information for International Students in Trento
COVID-19 Emergency: The new Italian Government Decree starting from 26 November 2021 modifies restrictions in order to help contain the spread of COVID infections throughout Italy.
Regulations on Campus at UniTrento
- From 1 September 2021, the Green Pass proving COVID-free status is required for all students and staff to access all UniTrento buildings for any reason.
- For anti-COVID vaccine information specifically for UniTrento students, please see the Vaccines for the Student Community webpage.
- Masks are to be worn always in all public indoor spaces and when using public transportation
- Social distancing practices are in place with at least 1 meter between other people at all times
- To enter and exit UniTrento buildings please use the UniTrento App
- In order to eat at university canteens reservations are required using the Opera4U App. For more information see the Opera Canteens web page.
- University lectures and exams will be held with students physically present in the classroom with the continued implementation of certain safety measures. For updated information students should consult their Department's web page and the COVID-19 section of the UniTrento home page.
- Libraries and study areas are open and access may be subject to prior registration
- For international students participating in a long-term mobility period who do not have a Green Pass, more details will be made available during pre-arrival information sessions.
- For short-term international mobility students who do not already have a Green Pass, please see the How to Obtain an EU Green Pass Guide in the Download Box on this page.
Measures in Place Throughout Italy and in the Province of Trentino
- From 6 December 2021 through 15 January 2022 one of the following two types of Green Passes will be required in Italy and each will permit different levels of access to transportation, social, cultural, recreational and sports events:
- The Super Green Pass is available only to those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID and will be required for public and private transportation, place of work or study, indoor dining at restaurants, hotels, theaters, cinemas, sports competitions, dance events, museums and other cultural venues, swimming pools, gyms, spas and wellness centers, ski areas, theme and amusement parks, recreational and leisure centers.
- The Basic Green Pass is available only to those who have not been vaccinated and have not recovered from COVID but do have a negative swab test with a 48-hour period of validity. The Basic Green Pass must be renewed each time the swab test expires and will be required for all public and private transportation, place of work or study, outdoor dining at restaurants, hotels, swimming pools, gyms and ski areas.
- There are different areas throughout Italy corresponding to four risk scenarios of escalating severity with differentiated containment measures: white areas are considered minimum-risk, yellow areas are low-risk, orange areas moderate-risk and red areas high-risk. For details on specific measures in each area see the relevant Italian Government web page.
- Access to certain venues and activities with both types of Green Passes may suddenly change depending on the color of the region.
- For more details on policies implemented by the Italian government at the national level check the Italian Health Ministry's FAQ page.
- The following policies have been implemented in the Province of Trentino which is considered a minimum-risk white area.
Travel Indications and Restrictions
For other important details and updates on travel to and from Italy, visit the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel website and the Italian Health Ministry's COVID-19 travel webpage. If required, the Self-Declaration Travel Form for travel to Italy from abroad is available in the Useful Links Box.
An on-line travel information form has been created by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on current legislation. .
Arrival in Trento
Self-Isolation Indications from the Trentino Board of Health
Immediately upon arrival in Trento, those subject to self-isolation must notify the local Trentino Board of Health Prevention Department (APSS) of their entry into Italy and the starting date of their quarantine by sending an e-mail to segreteria.uoisp [at] apss.tn.it and attaching the completed Trentino Health Board Self-Declaration Form for Entry to Italy (see the Download Box) and a copy of an identity document. A swab test may required by the local Health Board.
Important note: Self-isolation cannot be carried out in university student housing facilities.
If COVID-19 symptoms appear later this must be communicated immediately to the APSS Prevention Department.
After a certain number of days without symptoms (to be indicated by the APSS) the quarantine period is considered complete and no further communication with the APSS is required. For more information please see the relevant APSS website (in Italian).
For anti-COVID vaccine information specifically for UniTrento students, please see the Vaccines for the Student Community webpage.
If you are looking for live updates on local news and events then tune in to Quarantine Radio! This English langauge radio program created especially for international students also offfers music, health tips, audio books, digital socializing and much more!
Call 1500 or 800.867.388 (toll free numbers) if you have a persistent cough and/or a constantly high temperature.