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Information for International Students in Trento
COVID-19 Emergency: The new Italian Government Decree starting from 15 October 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 is required for all sudents 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.
- Everyone should still carry a mask with them at all times
- Masks are to be worn always in all public indoor spaces and when using public transportation
- Social distancing practices are required with at least 1 meter between other people at all times
- To book access to UniTrento buildings, as well as register entry and exit use the UniTrento App
- 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 with limited capacity and access may be subject to prior registration
Measures in Place Throughout Italy and in the Province of Trentino
- From 1 September 2021, the Green Pass or an equivalent certificate recognized by Italian authorities will be required in order to use numerous types of public and private transportation. For details see the Travel section below.
- From 6 August 2021, a valid Green Pass certificate to prove COVID-free status will be mandatory throughout Italy and in many other European countries to enter: indoor restaurant areas; theaters, cinemas, events and sports competitions; museums and other cultural venues; swimming pools, gyms, spas and wellness centers, theme and amusement parks, recreational and leisure centers, gaming halls and casinos; trade fairs conferences and meetings.
- 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 webpage.
- 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.
The COVID-19 Green Pass: Where is it Mandatory?
Starting on 1 September 2021, a valid Green Pass will be required to board:
b) inter-regional ships and ferries (except for the Straight of Messina ferry service);
c) Inter-City and high-speed trains;
d) long-distance buses
e) charter buses.
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.