• ensure you have access to and are covered under the University's travel insurance policy (they may also be covered under a relevant home state/territory workers compensation policy when engaged in work-related activities);
  • check with their airline or travel company for the latest travel information; and

Vaccination requirements

  • Green passes are no longer required in Italy

Vaccine eligibility

  • The Rome Campus can organise for students or staff who wish to get a vaccination, through the Community of Sant'Egidio Vaccination Hub.

Travel outside Italy

  • Should you undertake personal travel to other destinations you will be responsible for checking any COVID-related restrictions or measures at your destination location as well as between those countries and Italy. You should also ensure your travel insurance policy covers personal travel.
  • European countries have relatively widespread COVID-19 vaccination checks. You can find out more about the EU Digital COVID Certificate on the European Commission's website. COVID-19 testing is no longer required for travel within Europe.

Further information

  • It is no longer a requirement to keep a daily register of participant attendance at conferences and events.
  • Face masks are no longer required but are recommended especially on public transportation.
  • Face masks are recommended inside enclosed public spaces and outdoors if you cannot physically distance.
  • Anyone who has had a close contact with a Covid-19 positive subject will be obliged to follow the so-called "self-monitoring regime" ("auto sorveglianza"), which means:
    • Obligation to wear a FFP2 mask indoors or when there is an "assembramento" (gathering) outdoors, until the 5th day after the date of the last close contact with Covid-19 positive subjects.
  • We recommend physical distancing where possible in classrooms, meeting rooms and all communal areas on the campus.
  • You are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser stations located throughout the centre.
  • Our campus cleaning regime meets COVID-19 hygiene standards.
  • You must not attend the campus if you are feeling unwell, awaiting test results and/or have symptoms. If you start presenting with symptoms while on campus, you should return to your place of residence.
  • If you have symptoms, you should do a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or Lateral Flow Test (LFT).
  • ACU students, staff and visitors who test positive for COVID-19 must notify the university by completing the COVID-19 reporting form for staff or the COVID-19 reporting form for students and visitors.
  • See isolation requirements and arrangements below for next steps.

Anyone who is Covid-19 positive must stay in full isolation according to the following provisions:

  • Those who have always been asymptomatic and those who have had no symptoms for at least 2 (two) days, can terminate their isolation after 5 (five) days from the first positive test, or, from symptom appearance, with no need of a negative test;
  • For those who have always been asymptomatic, isolation can terminate even before the above-mentioned 5 days, should an official test (i.e. made at a pharmacy or at a health structure) be negative;
  • Those who enter Italy from China in the 7 (seven) days before the first positive test, can terminate isolation after a minimum period of 5 (five) days from the first positive test, if a asymptomatic for at least 2 (two) days and negative after an official test.
  • At the end of isolation, one must wear a FFP2 mask until the 10th day from the start of symptomatology, or, the first positive test (if asymptomatic), clearly avoiding high risk people or crowded places. Such precautions can be stopped if one is negative to an official test.
  • Violation of isolation is a serious infringement of the law, that may even represent a crime under Italian law ("epidemia colposa," namely, transmission of epidemic due to negligence). Programs should not allow, to the extent possible, any such violations, in order to not run into potential direct responsibilities.
  • We will provide support to students and visiting staff if you have to isolate, including informing your accommodation provider and those who may have been sharing a room or staying at the same property with you.

Refer to this Isolation, quarantine and close contacts guide for up to date isolation requirements.

ACU students and staff can access free and confidential telephone counselling 24 hours a day 7 days a week from Italy. Contact details are available here for students and here for staff.

For life threating emergencies call 112, English speaking operators are available.

ACU students and staff can also access the Rome campus emergency line call collect +44 208 762 800 or website: InternationalSOS or refer to the Italian Ministry of Health National Information Line

Staff and students should also log reports of work-and-learning related incidents, injuries and illnesses within riskware. Staff can access workers compensation in their home state/territory if they are impacted by a work-related injury or illness while in Rome.

  • To Australia: Please refer to the information about Entering and leaving Australia on the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website and the COVID-19: Re-entry and quarantine measures on the Smartraveller website to check the latest information.
  • For re-entry to other countries, please refer to the relevant government website to check any COVID-19 testing or other requirements.

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