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COVID-19 information for the EUI community and visitors

Posted on 17 May 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 have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.

From the 5th of May, the EUI will gradually reopen its premises depending on the current state of the pandemic evolution.

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COVID-19 measures by the Italian Government

From Monday, the 18th of May 2020, people will be allowed to leave home and move freely within their region without the need to justify the movement. A self-certification form is only required when you visit another region. Social distancing measures must be respected at all times. Wearing a mask will only be mandatory in closed spaces. It is advised to wear one in crowded areas where there is a risk of not being able to respect social distancing.       

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

From Monday, the 3rd of June it will be possible to travel (back) to Italy from EU member states without the need to then go into the 14 days mandatory quarantine. The quarantine will remain mandatory for countries outside the European Union.
Up until that date, anyone traveling to Italy from abroad will have to go into quarantine for 14 days.


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.

Please note: If you are returning to Italy from abroad click here for latest updates.

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. 

Detailed information on Covid-19 Diagnosis and related tests is available here.

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.