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Information for UniTrento Students Abroad
For information about UniTrento students abroad on exchange during the COVID-19 emergency please see our FAQ page.
International Mobility Office - Science and Technology Area Via Sommarive, 5 - 38123 Trento
Tel. +39 0461 283236 - 3237 - 3976 - 1864 - 3980 - 3240 - 2587; mobility-st [at] unitn.it
International Mobility Office - Social Sciences and Humanities Area via Verdi 8 - 38122 Trento
Tel. +39 0461 283817 - 2275 - 2386 - 1703 - 2992 - 3231 - 1719 - 3243 - 3271; mobility-ssh [at] unitn.it
International Mobility Staff - Rovereto branch Corso Bettini, 84 - 38068 Rovereto (TN)
Tel. + 39 0464 808448 - 8311 mobility-cs [at] unitn.it
Useful Information and Links Regarding the Coronavirus Emergency
If you are still abroad we remind you to pay careful attention to recommendations from host universities and the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization regarding safe travel and behavior. Furthermore, we strongly suggest that you verify the details of your health insurance coverage, especially for study abroad in countries outside of Europe.
According to the order of the Minister of Health of July 30th 2020, until further notice entrance to Italy is forbidden for people who, in the 14 previous days, stayed in or transited through any of the following Countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia (for Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia the ban applies from July 16, for all other Countries on the list the ban applies from July 9). The only exceptions to this rule are the following:
- Italian citizens or the citizens of an EU or Schengen Member State or of the United Kingdom, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino or Vatican City and their close relatives (direct lineal relative, spouse, civil or cohabiting partner), provided that they have been officially resident in Italy before July 9, 2020
- officials and servants of the European Union and any international organisations, personnel of the diplomatic missions and consulates, military personnel on duty;
- only in the case of Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia: the crew members and travelling personnel of means of transport by land and exclusively for work reasons, either in transit (no more than 36 hours) or for a short stay (no more than 120 hours).
Furthermore, since July 9, all persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide the carrier, or law enforcement officers if they are stopped for checks, a self-declaration (check the download box)
These are the main rules:
travel within the Member States of the European Union will continue to be unrestricted (in addition to Italy the following Countries are EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden), Schengen Members States (non-EU Countries that are Schengen Members States are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State. Persons entering Italy from these countries will no longer have to justify their reasons for travelling. Those who enter from these countries (except, from July 24, Bulgaria and Romania) will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering Italy (unless they stayed in any other Country during the 14 day period prior to travelling to Italy);
Persons entering Italy from July 24, coming from Bulgaria or Romania, or have stayed/transited in Bulgaria or Romania in the last 14 days, will still be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
- from July 1, all restrictions on travel to Italy will be lifted with regard to the residents of the following Countries (unless they come from Countries travel from which to Italy is temporarily banned): Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. In these cases the reasons for travelling will no longer have to be provided;
- travel to Italy is freely allowed, without having to justify their reasons for travelling, to the citizens of EU Member States, Schengen Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or the Vatican, as well as foreign nationals residing in the above mentioned States and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent lineal relatives). Specific restrictions apply to persons who transited or stayed in Armenia, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia (see FAQ 1: COVID-19 page of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
- travel is allowed to and from any other Countries for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity, or to return home or to one's place of residence or dwelling, as well as for reasons of study. All other reasons for travelling shall continue to be prohibited;
The obligation to self-isolate remains, subject to certain exceptions (see FAQs 3 and 4: COVID-19 page of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for persons entering Italy from any Country other than Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City State.
Before undertaking travel abroad check the rules and restrictions that apply in the Country of destination or transit.
Self-isolation and mandatory quarantine: You are required to start self-isolating immediately after entering the country. You are only allowed to reach the address where you have chosen to self-isolate, by the shortest possible route and without using any means of public transport other than the means used to travel to Italy (for example, if you fly into Fiumicino Airport you are not allowed to catch a train into Rome or for any other destination). Transit passengers are not required to self-isolate: if you are on a short stopover between flights and do not leave the airport you are free to board a connecting flight to any other domestic or international destination. You may rent a car (with or without a driver) or use a taxi. Furthermore, persons travelling to Italy from abroad for reasons of work, health or absolute necessity may postpone the start of the self-isolation period for up to 120 hours. The delay must be justified by the same reasons that justified your travelling to Italy in the first place. For the cases of exemption from mandatory self-isolation see the FAQ 4: COVID-19 page of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further details.
Self-Isolation Indications from the Trentino Board of Health: The 14-day self-isolation period must be spent alone in closed quarters such as a hotel room or hostel and interaction with other people is strictly forbidden. Students cannot self-isolate on campus.
Immediately upon arrival in Trento, those subject to self-isolation must notify the local Board of Health (APSS) Prevention Department of their entry into Italy and the starting day of their 14-day self-isolation by sending an e-mail to segreteria.uoisp [at] apss.tn.it and attaching the completed APSS Self-Declaration Form (see the Download Box) and a copy of an identity document. A swab is currently not required by the local Health Board.
If COVID-19 symptoms appear this must be communicated immediately to the APSS Prevention Department: segreteria.uoisp [at] apss.tn.it.
After 14 days without symptoms the self-isolation period is considered complete and no further communication with the APSS is required.
For more information please see the APSS website (in Italian).
For reliable and up-to-date information please see the Useful Links Box to the right.