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Travelling to Italy from abroad - COVID19

If you are travelling to Italy please take note of the following provisions.

 

New ! Latest Updates (13 Aug 2020)


Based on the new ordinance issued by the Italian Ministry of Health on 12 August, as of 13 August and until 7 September (or until further notice) EUI members coming to Italy from CROATIA, GREECE, SPAIN and MALTA must comply with either one of the following options (SEE ALSO HERE):
 

a) When boarding or when going through the customs upon arrival to Italy present a certificate of negativity to COVID-19 (either swab or antibody test) carried out within the 72 hours before landing; 

or

b) When landing in Italy, get a swab test within 48 hours after arrival; in that case, Tuscany region will take care of the swab test (see ordinance n° 78 art.2) after receiving notification of arrival by calling the dedicated phone number of the local Health Services ASL (+39 0555454777). 

Please note: the local administration of Tuscany has created a multilingual web portal that you can use alternatively to the above-indicated phone number to report and register online your arrival into the region (please keep in mind that it is mandatory to promptly inform local Health Services upon arrival):

https://www.prevenzionecollettiva.toscana.it/welcome/pages/segnalazione_estero.html#1

 

To get the swab test you shall dial ph, 800 556060 and then select #2 in order to reserve the test; the service is active from 7am to 7pm, every day.

While waiting for the testa self isolation period must be respected (until the outcome of the test). 

We also inform you that local Health Services are able to provide a free swab test even to people moving to Italy from other countries within the Schengen area.

For additional info please contact [email protected].

 

 

Before leaving


  • CASE 1

Since Wednesday 3 June it is possible to travel to Italy from the following countries without the need to provide any justified reason and to go into the 14 days mandatory quarantine:

  • all EU Member States (in addition to Italy, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic) EXCEPT FOR BULGARIA AND ROMANIA (see new Ordinanza dated 24 July 2020)
  • Schengen Area Countries (the non-EU States that are members of the Schengen Agreement are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland);
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Andorra, Principality of Monaco;
  • Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State.

All EU citizens/foreign nationals residing in an EU Member State (except for Bulgaria and Roumania) and members of their household (spouse, civil or cohabiting partner, dependent children aged below 21 years, other dependent household members) may freely travel to Italy without having to justify their reasons for travelling.

As of Wednesday 1 July all restrictions on travel to and from Italy will be lifted with regard also to the following Countries (the reasons for travelling will no longer have to be provided): 

 

  • Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
Warning: The quarantine (14 days) will remain mandatory for the above-mentioned countries outside the European Union and for Bulgaria and Romania within the European Union 

 


Before travelling, prepare the following documents (mandatory) to be provided when boarding or crossing the borders at the checkpoints: 

  1. Self-declaration form (hereafter in English), which must be provided when boarding (flights, trains, sea transportation) or to the Officers at Italian Borders if moving by private car; please fill it with the utmost care.

Please note that the following documents, although not mandatory, could also be requested upon departure/border crossing:

  1. EUI Card or EUI admission/recruitment certificate (in Italy this is considered a sufficient evidence of the working/study requirements since 4 May);
  2. Proof of living in Italy: rental contract or residence certification (if available)
  3. Copy of the MAECI Verbal Note regarding International Organisations;
  4. MAECI Identity Card (if applicable);
  5. EUI certificate that you are an EUI member (to be requested to the Academic Service for currently registered Researchers and Fellows and to HR for EUI Staff members).

 

Please note:newly admitted researchers/fellows/students will be automatically provided with an admission certificate towards the end of July. They will only receive their EUI card and MAECI card (if applicable) after their arrival at the EUI.
 
  • CASE 2

If you are travelling from a country other than those indicated in the above-mentioned list, you have to provide a justified reason for traveling to Italy, and this may be one of the following:

  • Health needs
  • Work and study requirements
  • Reasons of absolute necessity

Prepare the following documents ( 1.,2. are mandatory) to be provided when boarding or crossing the borders at the checkpoints: 

 

  1. Self-declaration form (hereafter in English), which must be provided when boarding (flights, trains, sea transportation) or to the Officers at Italian Borders if moving by private car; please fill it with the utmost care.
  2. EUI Card or EUI admission/recruitment certificate (in Italy this is considered a sufficient evidence of the working/study requirements since 4 May);
  3. Proof of living in Italy: rental contract or residence certification (if available). This is an important evidence that Officers may use to verify your justified reason;
  4. Copy of the MAECI Verbal Note regarding International Organisations;
  5. MAECI Identity Card (if applicable);
  6. EUI certificate that you are an EUI member (to be requested to the Academic Service for currently registered Researchers and Fellows and to HR for EUI Staff members).
Warning: The quarantine (14 days) will remain mandatory for people coming from all of these countries. 

 

Please note: newly admitted researchers/fellows/students will be automatically provided with an admission certificate towards the end of July. They will only receive their EUI card and MAECI card (if applicable) after their arrival at the EUI.
 

Upon arrival


  • CASE 1:

Since Wednesday 3 June it is possible to travel back to Italy from  the above-indicated countries without the need to go into the 14 days mandatory quarantine. The quarantine will remain mandatory for countries outside the European Union or not indicated in the first list (see above).

  • CASE 2:

If you’re not traveling from the aforementioned countries, as soon as you enter the Italian territory you shall reach your place of residence in the shortest possible delay and only by private means of transport (i.e.: you are not allowed to take any train/flight/ship connection from your first point of arrival in Italy: only taxi, rental car or private car are permitted). 

Please note that upon arrival you are obliged to inform:

The information requested is the same provided in the self-declaration at point 8): where you will spend your MANDATORY 14 DAYS QUARANTINE in self-isolation (see below).

Of course, self-isolation starts on the same day of your arrival.

In scheduling your return to the EUI, please take into consideration these 14 days in which you will not be able to come to the EUI Campus.

 

Mandatory Quarantine (14 days self-isolation)


1) Italian authorities require 14 days of mandatory quarantine in self-isolation for all 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.
 

2) If you already have a temporary place of residence where you can spend your 14 days mandatory quarantine period, please reach it in the shortest possible delay and only by private means of transport (see above).

Please note: due to COVID-19 existing protocols at the EUI, it is not possible to spend the 14 days mandatory quarantine period at the EUI flats. 

3) If you don't know where to spend your 14 days mandatory quarantine period, please be informed that the EUI has finalized an agreement with the Student Hotel for a special rate of 73.90 €/day reserved to EUI members (including meal treatment), with the following conditions:

  • Once here, insert your dates with a minimum 14-night stay, and also insert the code 'QUARANTINE'.
  • The rate is 43.90 euro per night  for a single bed 120 x 200 and 50.40 euro per night for a queen bed 160x200 (Fully-equipped room with modern en-suite bathroom, single bed size, marble floor, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi. Maximum occupancy is one person) Extra: City tax of 4.90 euro for first seven nights.
  • Regarding the all-inclusive 3-meals room service, the price is 30 euro per day and you can book this meal package in the Hotel upon arrival. 

4) In alternative to the Student Hotel, other 3-4 stars Florence hotels offer contracted rates (meals inclusive) for the quarantine period (prices starting from 1800 € for 14 days). If you are interested in this option please contact the EUI official Travel Agency  to ask for quotes, payment conditions and availability.

5) If you plan to spend the 14 days mandatory quarantine period in Italian cities other than Florence, please contact the EUI official Travel Agency  to ask for quotes, payment conditions and availability.

5) Upon arrival, please do not forget to notify the Italian Health Authorities for Florence area by calling ph. nr. +39 0555454777 and the EUI HSSO (Health, Safety and Security Officer) by sending a mail message to [email protected] providing your name and contact details;

6) To purchase food and/or other basic items during the self-isolation period, you can take advantage of the following platform (also available in app format): https://glovoapp.com/en/fir;

7) For any other emergency/urgent needs, please refer to the EUI emergency contact number +39 055 4685999 (EUI control room), active 24h 7/7.

Additional note


Please note that the provided information is valid until 7 September 2020: should new provisions enter into force after 7 September, the page will be updated accordingly.

More information is available on the official dedicated page on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (page available in multiple languages)

Italian Nationals returning to Italy and Foreigners in Italy

For specific support, please submit your enquiries to HR (EUI Staff members) or to the Academic Service (Researchers and Fellows).

 

  

 

Page last updated on 01 September 2020