This page contains general local, national, and AUR-specific information about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rome and on campus.
The information provided here is designed to give an overview of any restrictions/changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and any temporary changes to AUR's standard practices in response to such.
Information on this page is subject to change.
Students should refer to the AUR intranet (MyAUR) for more detailed information.
VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR AUR STUDENTS RESIDENT IN ITALY
This information. was updated on the 21st of July 2021
AUR students who are residents in Italy for the purposes of study now have the opportunity of being vaccinated. Several students have already taken this path and have reported back that the process is simple and straightforward. Below, details of what you need to do:
- Make sure that you have your codice fiscale and your 'permit to stay' - these are the only items of Italian 'paperwork' that you will require
- Visit https://openvax.aslroma1.it/cittadino/reservations to make your vaccine booking
Note: you will receive the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine (find out more about the J&J vaccine here)
- Select the locality where you would like to receive the vaccine (there are three options and it will depend on availability)
- Attend your appointment ensuring you take with you your passport/Identity card, your codice fiscale, and your permit to stay.
There is no cost for this vaccination service.
TRAVEL & ENTRY TO ITALY - INFORMATION & UPDATES
COVID STATUS IN ROME & ITALY - INFORMATION & UPDATES
Latest information on travel and entry to Italy - 22nd of July 2021
All passengers entering Italy (by all forms of transportation) must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) via the EUdPLF application at https://app.euplf.eu/
Information for travelers with Italy as destination country:
- All passengers wishing to enter Italy, via all means of transportation, will be required to complete the digital PLF (https://app.euplf.eu/), prior to entering the country.
- Domestic flights do not need a PLF.
- One form must be completed for each adult passenger; accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult. In the case of unaccompanied minors, the dPLF must be completed by the parent or legal guardian before departure.
Once you register on this form, you will receive a QR code to be shown at the border.
Latest information on travel and entry to Italy - 5th July 2021
Entry from the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Area: EU Digital COVID Certificate
The EU Digital COVID Certificate facilitates the safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. To enter into Italy, travelers from EU Member States and the Schengen Area (See List C on the Ministero della Salute website) are required to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate showing that:
- you have completed the prescribed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle at least 14 days ago, or
- you have recovered from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive swab), or
- you have taken a negative molecular or antigen swab test in the 48 hours prior to entering Italy.
Japan, Canada, the United States of America, and Israel
By the ordinance of 18 June 2021, entry to Italy from Israel, Japan, Canada, and the United States of America is possible upon production of a COVID-19 green certificate.
See the relevant sections for the procedure: List C (Israel) and here for Japan, Canada, and the United States of America.
As we understand this, all travelers coming from the US, Canada, Japan, and the EU are now allowed to enter Italy with no subsequent quarantine if they meet these requirements (i) being duly vaccinated or (ii) negatively tested in the previous 48 hours or (iii) fully recovered from Covid and can duly document their situation, even if they come by flights other than the Covid-tested flights.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
For those arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a 5-day quarantine with mandatory swab testing was introduced by ordinance of 18 June 2021.
See detailed information at the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
The new ordinance has extended to 30 July 2021 the measures in force for entry to Italy for people coming from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, or who have been in the countries in the preceding fourteen days.
See relevant detailed information at India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Italy passes 50 million covid vaccinations milestone and drops outdoor mask rule as entire country now covid-19 ‘white zone’
Updated 28 June 2021.
Italy passed the milestone of 50 million covid vaccinations on Monday 28 June, the same day as the whole country becomes a low-risk 'white zone' and relaxed its mask-wearing rules outdoors.
The news was announced by health minister Roberto Speranza who said Italy's goal is to "vaccinate all Italians who want it with the first dose by the end of the summer." The minister warned however that masks, which no longer need to be worn in non-crowded outdoor areas, remain "an essential element" in the fight against covid-19.
"We had almost 30,000 people in hospital, today we have 1,700 in all of Italy" - said Speranza - "we had 3,800 people in intensive care, today we have just under 300."
Rome area reclassified as 'White', low risk, Covid Zone as infection numbers continue to fall across Italy.
Updated 14 June 2021.
The regions of Emilia Romagna, Lazio (Rome), Lombardia (Milan), Piemonte, Puglia, and the province of Trento will pass from moderate-risk yellow zones to lowest-risk white zones from Monday 14th June as the latest data from Italy's national health institute (ISS) confirmed that Italy's covid-19 numbers remain low.
To be classified as a white zone, a region must have registered fewer than 50 covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for three consecutive weeks.
The only restrictions that apply in white zones relate to social distancing and the wearing of masks indoors and in crowded outdoor places.
White zones are exempt from the nightly curfew (from midnight to 05.00) which remains in place in the rest of Italy, before being phased out completely on 21 June.
The ISS announced on Friday that the national 'R' reproduction number remains at 0.68, with the incidence rate in Italy dropping to 25 coronavirus cases for every 100,000 inhabitants.
ISS president Silvio Brusaferro predicted last night that, based on the improving trend, white zone rules would apply to all of Italy by the end of June.
Note: there are still some key rules that remain active:
- Masks are still mandatory indoors
- Masks are required outdoors, on campus, in large groups, when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
- Personal distancing of at least one meter is still to be respected;
- All university safety protocols enacted so far will be maintained and monitored.