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COVID-19 information for the EUI community and visitors

Posted on 02 April 2020

This page provides latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors about the COVID-19 epidemic. 

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The situation at the EUI

The EUI’s academic activities on campus are suspended until 13 April 2020 following measures by the Italian government.

A wide range of EUI academic activities are continuing remotely during this period, such as supervision of PhD researchers, seminars, thesis defences, as well as PhD and LLM admission interviews.

The EUI's administration remains operational, but the number of staff on campus is reduced to a bare minimum to guarantee key administrative and institutional functions. Other members of staff fulfil their duties remotely. Staff members at the Institute's premises are invited to keep a one-meter distance from one another, wash their hands regularly and to stay home if they feel unwell. 

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COVID-19 measures by the Italian Government

With the “I stay at home” (Io resto a casa) decree of 9 March, the Italian government has declared the entire national territory as protected area. More stringent measures were issued the following weeks. People are requested to adhere to the following indications:

Move only if necessary

Avoid moving in and out of your territory except for work or health reasons or situations of necessity. If you are moving in or out of your territory, you must fill out and carry the self-certification form, attesting to the necessity of your movements. You may be asked to show the form to Italian authorities. A false declaration is an offence. (FAQ about movement limitations)

Prohibition of assembly

All forms of gathering of people in public places or places open to the public are prohibited throughout the country.

Closure of commercial activities

Restaurants, bars and most shops are closed from 12 March 2020. Closure does not apply to pharmacies, parapharmacies and food stores (alimentari), which must guarantee a distance of one metre between people.

Sports events and competitions suspended

Sports events and competitions of any order and discipline, in public or private places, are suspended. Only those organised by international sports bodies, inside closed-door facilities or in the open air without the presence of the public are allowed.

Stop for gyms, swimming pools, spas and recreational centres

The activities of gyms, sports centres, swimming pools, swimming centres, wellness centres, spas (except for the provision of services falling within the essential levels of care), cultural centres, social centres, leisure centres are suspended.


Access a full overview of measures by the Italian Government and other institutional ordinances & information.

The Italian Ministry of Health (in Italian) and the Italian Protezione Civile (in English and Italian) provide daily updates about new cases and instructions the public needs to follow.

If you have symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of the COVID-19 disease you are advised to contact your own doctor or pediatrician.

You must promptly inform the local Italian Health Department if you have had close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus

In Tuscany, you may phone 055 545 4777 for this purpose. Operators are on duty from 8:00 to 20:00, or you may leave a message from 20:00-8:00. 

FAQ & Contact

Frequently Asked Questions


  • The Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 helpline is available at 1500
  • For more general, non-emergency information and support, an additional toll-free helpline from the Tuscan Regional Health Service is available at 800.556060, Monday-Friday from 9:00-17:00.
  • EUI Health, Safety and Security is available to provide support to any EUI member or visitor who needs assistance.