Please refer to the information below in order to collect more information on Covid regulations and check back regularly on this page for new updates.
Last updated June 28, 2022
The International Students Office aims at supporting the student community during the current health emergency and associated travel restrictions.
The information available at this page can also be found at the following official websites:
Lombardy Region website on Covid-19Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Travelling regulations in ItalyMinistry of Health on travelingANSA: Updates on Covid-19 in Italy
Currently, all travellers are allowed to enter Italy, regardless of their covid-19 vaccination status.
Please note that other countries, both EU and Non-EU, may have stricter covid-19 regulations in place in regards to entry or transit. For this reason, we recommend to always check with the relative authority in the country of transit or destination, to learn about their entry requirements.
From June 16:
Face masks are recommended indoors.In particular, FFP2 masks are mandatory to access:
Green Passes are no longer required, except for health workers and visitors of hospital wards, health centers and elderly care structures. You can read the details here.
Until May 31, it allowed citizens to access certain services or entry in Italy. Currently, the Green Pass is only mandatory for health workers and visitors of elderly care structures. We leave the below information available for your reference.
The Green Pass can be issued by the Italian health authorities to attest you have either:
The Italian Green Certificate is also valid internationally, making it easier to travel within the EU. However for international travel, make sure to have a Green Pass that is compliant with the EU regulations. When it comes to vaccination, some Schengen countries may not accept the Italian Green Pass obtainable after one vaccine shot or one that has been obtained after a Covishield vaccination, but only one that attests you have completed your vaccination cycle with an EMA approved vaccine since at least 14 days.
The regulations are in continuous evolution. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With regard to accepted vaccination certificates, note that, according to what is set out in Recommendation (EU) no. 2021/816 dated 20 May 2021, vaccination certificates must indicate the following:
Vaccination certificates, both digital and on paper, must be written in one of the following languages:
Should the student’s certificate not be written in one of these languages, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Vaccination certificates have the same validity as the Covid-19 Green Pass (EU Digital COVID Certificate) issued by Italy’s authorities.
For the purposes above, as of today, the vaccines accepted in Italy:
Certificates stating that the holder has recovered from Covid-19 (Certificate of Recovery) must contain the following:
Certificates of Recovery have the same validity as Italy’s Covid-19 Green Pass.
Please note: even if you have a foreign vaccination or recovery certificate that has the same validity as an Italian Green Pass, you should still request to the local health office (ATS) the conversion of your certificate into a Green Pass.
If you need an equivalent Green Pass, please go to this link.
The link will open up a questionnaire, and you must fill in all the fields. If you have received the vaccine abroad, please answer YES to the question “Are you already vaccinated?”. This will open up a menu where you can insert the data about your vaccination and upload the certificate stating that you have been vaccinated.
If, instead, you have recovered from Covid-19, please answer YES to the question “Have you been infected with Covid-19 within the past year?”. Here also, you will be shown a menu where you can input information about your recovery and upload your positive and negative tests.
ATS Milano will process your information and, if the certificate from a foreign issuer complies with the Italian Ministerial Circular’s requirements, you will be issued with an equivalent Green Pass.
You can book an appointment at www.prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it:
You can write to email@example.com to receive further guidance.
BOOSTER DOSE FOR CITIZENS VACCINATED WITH NON-EMA APPROVED VACCINES
If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine not approved by EMA in the last 180 days, you do not need to book through the platform: you can visit any vaccination hub with your passport and fiscal code to receive your booster dose.
If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine not approved by EMA since more than 180 days, you need to book an appointment through the platform.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION: STUDENTS WITH AN ITALIAN HEALTH CARD (“tessera sanitaria”)
To book your vaccination, go to www.prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it and click on “Book the vaccine” (“Prenota il vaccino anti covid-19”). A new page will open where you are asked for your fiscal code and Italian health card number. You can find this number on the back of your health card. Input these data and proceed.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION: STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN THE ITALIAN NATIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
To book your vaccination, you need to have your Italian fiscal code. You should have received instructions from the ISO on how to obtain it. For more information, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to www.prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it and click on “Book the vaccine” (“Prenota il vaccino anti covid-19”).
A new page will open. Click on “If you are a foreign citizen in possession of the STP/ENI code, an Italian Tax Code… you can book your appointment at the following link.”
In the next page, you will to select one of the options:
Should you be unable to access the booking page with this method, it means you must pre-register first, by clicking on “If you are unable to log in, you will need to request the booking enablement at the following link.”
In the new page, fill out the fields with your data. Please note that you should insert an Italian phone number.
The pre-registration process takes 24 to 48 hours, after which you will be able to book your vaccination on the platform following the instructions outlined above.
For any trouble with the booking, you have to call the regional number 800 894545 (from an Italian phone number only).
OBTAIN THE GREEN PASS AFTER VACCINATION IN ITALY
Within a few days of your vaccination, you will be able to download your Green Pass at https://www.dgc.gov.it/spa/public/home. Click on “Utente non iscritto al SSN vaccinato in Italia” and insert your fiscal code and date of vaccination.
ACCREDITED PHARMACIES IN MILAN
Farmacia Aperta – Look for the one closest to you. An appointment is usually required.
These pharmacies have signed an agreement with the Italian government to provide antigen rapid tests, valid for the issue of digital certifications, at lower prices (€15).
ACCREDITED PHARMACIES CLOSE TO POLIMI GSOM (BOVISA)
Farmacia San Luca – Via Antonio Carnevali, 70.
Farmacia Imbriani – Via degli Imbriani, 35.
CENTRO MEDICO SANTAGOSTINO
Covid-19 tests at Centro Medico Santagostino
PCR test – 75€ (result in 3 working days)
PCR test Express – 90€ (result on the next day, before midnight)
Antigen rapid test – 30€
Serological test – 30€
ISTITUTO AUXOLOGICO ITALIANO
Covid-19 tests at Istituto Auxologico Italiano
PCR test – 90€ (result on the next day)
Antigen rapid test – 45€
Serological test – 40€ (result in 24 hours)
*Patients who do not have a tax code, can fill out the lab results delivery form with the temporary tax code they were given upon admission and that is shown in the invoice.
Covid-19 tests at CUP Solidale
PCR test – starting at 90€ (test result ready the next day)
Serological test – 35€
GRUPPO SAN DONATO
Covid-19 tests at Gruppo San Donato
Go to the booking page. In the search bar, write “sars-cov” and choose among the 3 available options.
PCR test – starting at 75€ (result in 72h)
Antigenic rapid test – starting at 15€
Serological test – 46€ (result in 48h)
Covid-19 tests at Synlab Italia
PCR test – 50€ (result starting from 24 hours later)
PCR test with guaranteed result – 100€ (result in 24 hours, downloadable online)
Result in English – surcharge 10€
PCR and serological tests can be booked through the APP MYSYNLAB or at www.syncoda.synlab.it.
WHAT TO DO
If you suspect you have contracted the virus, do not go to the hospital. Instead, contact by phone your general practitioner (if you are enrolled in the NHS) or the National Continuing Care service ( ph. 116 117 ).
Follow the instructions you receive from them. In the meantime, you should stay at home and try to keep a distance from your flatmates, if any. Call the national emergency number 112 only if you need immediate assistance, that is, if you need an ambulance straight away.
As soon as you can, please write to email@example.com and to receive support.
If you do contract the virus, you will have to follow the guidelines of the health authority who has assessed you. If you have minor or no symptoms, as a rule, you can expect to be required to do the following:
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us and to receive support.
In addition to the general healthcare glossary on the ISO webpage, find here a glossary pertaining to the covid-19 emergency, which will help you communicate your needs or issues to sellers and doctors.
Fever – FebbreHeadache – Mal di testaDry cough – Tosse seccaCold – RaffreddoreFlu – InfluenzaLungs – PolmoniShort breath – Respiro cortoFatigue – AffaticamentoI feel pain here – Ho un dolore quiFace mask -MascherinaHand sanitizer – Gel disinfettanteDo you speak English? – Parla inglese?
Below you find general information on what to do in case you are a positive case or a close contact, but please note that you should follow the instructions your GP or the health authority gives you.A note: “self-isolation” refers to the period of isolation for confirmed positive cases; “quarantine” refers to the period of isolation for healthy people, necessary to monitor suspected cases.
WHAT IF I’M A POSITIVE CASE?You must undergo a a period of self-isolation for:
Self-isolation can end with a negative molecular or antigen swab test. The test to end self-isolation can be taken at:
WHAT IF I’M A CONTACT OF A POSITIVE CASE?
You must remain under health surveillance for 10 days from the last contact with the positive case, which means that you must use only FFP2 masks for that period.
If you are asymptomatic, you don’t need to interrupt your work activities. If you start showing symptms, you should take an antigen or molecular test and, if you are still symptomatic, take another test on the 5th day after your last contact with the positive case.
Source: Regione Lombardia