International opportunities for students

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Information for UniTrento Students Abroad

FAQ

For information about UniTrento students abroad on exchange during the COVID-19 emergency please see our FAQ page.

Contacts

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.

ATTENTION

TRAVEL FROM/TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

An information form has been prepared for people travelling from/to Italy, based on the current legislation. The form has been designed for information purposes only, it has no legal value and does not guarantee entry in Italy or other Country of destination.

The new DPCM of 7 September, 2020, incorporates the previous lists of Countries contained in Annex 20 to the DPCM of 7 August, which are better explained in Annex C,  featuring 6 groups of Countries to which different restrictions apply*.

A - San Marino and Vatican City: no limitations.

B - EU COUNTRIES (except for Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria), SCHENGEN, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco: travel to/from EU countries (except for Romania and Bulgaria) is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM, and without the obligation to self-isolate on return. The requirement to fill in a self-declaration remain.

Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain: persons entering/returning to Italy from these countries (after staying or transiting in any of these Countries in the 14 days prior to travelling to Italy) besides filling in a self-declaration form, must also:

a) present a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy;

alternatively

b) take a molecular or antigenic swab test on arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the competent local health authority surgery.

Persons who stayed or transited in any of these four countries in the 14 days prior to returning to Italy shall also communicate their entry into the Italian territory to the Prevention Department of the competent Health Authority. The same exceptions set out in article 6(6) and (7) of the DPCM of 7 August, 2020, with regard to self-isolation and supervision by the health authorities, also apply to mandatory swab tests. For more details, please read the list at the bottom of the page.

CAUTION: Annex C to DPCM 7 settembre 2020 clarifies that the list E includes all the overseas French, UK and Netherlands territories, however named. Instead, the following Countries are included in list B: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Gibraltar, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, British bases on the island of Cyprus, Azores and Madeira, Spanish territories on the African continent.

The obligations applying to travellers entering from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain, imposed by the Ordinance of 12 August 2020, are subject to the same exceptions provided for in the DPCM of 7 August 2020 (see the NOTE below).

The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain Countries does not exclude that these Countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

C - Bulgaria and Romania: travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason but requires mandatory self-isolation and supervision by the competent health authorities on returning to Italy; travellers must fill in a self-declaration form and may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

D - Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay: travel from/to these countries is allowed for any reason, therefore also for TOURISM. However, on returning to Italy, travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities; they are required to fill in a self-declaration form and reach their final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still impose restrictions on entry. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities. 

E - Rest of the world: travel to/from the rest of the world is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile, or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. The return to Italy from this group of countries is always permitted to Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and their family members, as well as holders of residence permits and their family members. The DPCM of 7 September 2020 also envisages the possibility for travellers from the Countries in list E to enter Italy if they have a proven and stable affective relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or with persons who are legally resident in Italy (on a long-term basis) and if they are travelling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling (in Italy). On entering Italy from any of these Countries, travellers will be required to fill in a self-declaration form specifying the reason for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities if requested. Please be prepared to show any support documents and to reply to any answers by the competent authorities. Travellers will be allowed to reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

On entering/returning to Italy from these countries, travellers must self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities; they must also fill in a self-declaration  indicating their reasons for entering/returning to Italy. The form must then be presented to the competent authorities if requested. Please be prepared to show any support documents and to reply to any answers by the competent authorities. Travellers will be allowed to reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal). Travellers must also self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities. Several exceptions are provided, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

 It is possible to reach the final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport). Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

F - Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic:a ban on entry from these Countries is still in force for travellers from the Countries specified in list F or who have stayed/transited there in the 14 days prior to their attempt to enter Italy, is still in force, with the exception of EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 9 July 2020. Crews, on-board personnel and diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions are excluded from the prohibition of entry. Travel from Italy to these countries is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities and to fill in a self-declaration form indicating the reasons for their return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or conditions of a family member of an EU citizen and residence in Italy); travellers may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia: a ban on entry from these countries is still in force, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy since before 16 July 2020. Also excluded from the entry ban are crews, on-board personnel, diplomatic and military officers and agents in the exercise of their functions. Travel from Italy to these countries is allowed only for specific reasons, such as work, health or study, or absolute urgency, returning to one's home, domicile or dwelling. Therefore, travel for tourism is not allowed. When returning to Italy from these countries, it is necessary to self-isolate and undergo supervision by the competent health authorities and to fill in a self-declaration form indicating the reasons for their return (possession of EU/Schengen citizenship or conditions of a family member of an EU citizen and residence in Italy); travellers may reach their final destination in Italy only by private means (airport transit is allowed, however without leaving the dedicated areas of the terminal).

Colombia: an entry ban is in force from this country, except for EU citizens (including Italian citizens) and their family members who have been resident in Italy before 13 August 2020. The same restrictions apply as for the countries of the two previous paragraphs.

Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

Limited exceptions are provided to the mandatory self-isolation, supervision by the competent health authorities and swab testing rules (the latter only applies to travellers returning from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain, NOT from the Countries in List F). 

Also, provided that no symptoms of COVID-19 occur. There have been no stays or transits in one or more countries on lists C and F during the fourteen (14) days before entering to Italy, without prejudice to the obligations set out in Article 5 of the Decree of the President of the Council do Ministers (compilation of an appropriate declaration), the provisions relating to the obligation of fiduciary isolation and health surveillance and the use of private means of transport to reach the final destination (and swab for Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain) do NOT apply to:

  1. to anyone (regardless of nationality) who enters Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven needs of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
  2. anyone (regardless of nationality) transiting, by private means, through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation;
  3. citizens and residents of the Countries and territories listed in Lists A, B, C and D who enter Italy for proven work reasons;
  4. health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of professional health qualifications, including the temporary exercise referred to in Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 18 of 17 March 2020;
  5. cross-border workers entering and leaving the national territory for proven reasons of work and the consequent return to their residence, domicile or dwelling;
  6. to the personnel of companies and institutions with registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven work reasons of no more than 120 hours;
  7. officials and other servants, however, they may be called, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, and military staff and Italian Country Police personnel in the performance of their duties;
  8. to pupils and students to attend a course of study in a country other than their country of residence, dwelling or abode, to which they return every day or at least once a week.

The rules for mandatory self-isolation and supervision by the competent health authorities (and swab testing for travellers returning from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain) do not apply to:

  • travel crew members;
  • on-board personnel;
  • persons entering the country for work reasons regulated by specific security protocols, approved by the competent health authorities;

persons entering the country for reasons that cannot be postponed, including their participation in international sports events or trade fairs, subject to prior authorisation by the Ministry of Health and subject to the obligation to present to the carrier on boarding, or to any other competent authority, a declaration to the effect that they have taken a molecular or antigenic swab test, with a negative result, within 72 hours before entering Italy;

Several examples:

Letter a)

An Italian citizen entering Italy for a 3-day stay from Tunisia, where they reside, for health reasons, is not required to self-isolate or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

An Indian citizen residing in the United Countries (and entering Italy from that country), who is travelling to Italy for work, for a 4-day stay, is not required to self-isolate or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

A US citizen travelling from the UK, where they have stayed for less than 14 days, may enter Italy without having to self-isolate if they are travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute urgency and if they are staying in Italy for no more than 120 hours.

A Ukrainian citizen travelling from the Ukraine or from Turkey may enter Italy without having to self-isolate if they are travelling for proven reasons of work, health or absolute urgency and if they are staying in Italy for no more than 120 hours.

Letter b):

A Moldovan citizen travelling by car directed to Spain may cross Italy without having to self-isolate if they are staying in Italy for no more than 36 hours.

Letter c):

An Australian citizen travelling to Italy for work does not need to self-isolate, or undergo supervision by the competent health authorities, regardless of the length of their stay in Italy.

A German citizen travelling from the US to Italy for work reasons, regardless of the length of their stay in Italy, does not need to self-isolate or to undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.

A Romanian citizen who did not transit or stay in Romania during the 14 days prior to their arrival in Italy, travelling from Turkey to Italy for work reasons, does not need to self-isolate or to undergo supervision by the competent health authorities.


Please carefully consult the DPCM of 7 August 2020 and the DPCM of 7 September 2020.

The self-declaration form for entry into Italy is available by clicking here.

For more specific questions regarding entry into the country, please contact the Border Police or the competent Prefettura. For questions regarding supervision by the competent health authorities, please contact either the local Health Authority or the dedicated freephone number of the Ministry of Health 1500.

* The DPCM of 7 August 2020 provides that restrictions may apply to specific areas of the country or to travel from certain foreign Countries and territories.

Individual regions could, therefore, impose restrictions on travellers from certain foreign Countries or territories. Before returning to Italy, therefore, you are advised to check any additional provisions by the Region you are travelling to, either by contacting the local authorities directly or by visiting their respective websites (click here).

Air traffic is still suspended; sea, air and land borders are closed in many countries around the world. Flights are still subject to frequent cancellations. It is recommended that you always consult your airline to confirm your flight.

The easing of restrictions on travel from Italy to certain countries does not exclude that these countries may still place restrictions on travellers from Italy.

Travellers are advised to always check the relevant Country information in the Viaggiare Sicuri website for information about entry restrictions imposed by the Local Authorities.

An information form has been prepared for people travelling from/to Italy, based on the current legislation. The form has been designed for information purposes only, it has no legal value and does not guarantee entry in Italy or other Country of destination.

If you have any doubts about travelling to Italy, please contact the Border Police or the competent local Prefettura or health authorities. Travellers to foreign countries are advised to always check the relevant country information in the ViaggiareSicuri website or contact the Embassy or consular offices in Italy of the Country of destination.

Self-Isolation Indications from the Trentino Board of Health:  

For information call the toll-free number: 800 390 270 (mon.-fri., 8 am - 5 pm; sat. 8 am- 2 pm)

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.

Anyone arriving in Italy after visiting Greece, Croatia, Spain, or Malta, is required to undergo a swab, in order to check for possible contagion from Covid-19. Travellers who have not carried out a test before leaving, once arrived in Italy, should call the competent Local Health Authority. They will then administer a diagnostic test within 48 hours, as provided for by the Ordinance of the Minister of Health of  August 12, 2020. Please, if you are travelling from Greece, Croatia, Spain, or Malta, on arrival in Italy, fill the form at the following linkhttps://servizi.apss.tn.it/rientroestero/

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.