As the situation evolves under the ongoing outbreak, here are some of the latest news:

Please note that while we try to be as accurate as possible, the situation for travelling to Milano and Italy is constantly evolving, so stay tuned for the latest updates published on the websites of the Italian Ministry of Interiors Ministry of Foreign AffairsMinistry of Health. Milano ATS This webpage does not substitute official information released by government authorities.

Last update 15/10/2021

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What are the health regulations to enter Italy?

See the Ministry of Health most updated instructions

The Health Minister issues ordinances concerning the rules to travel to Italy with regards to the current pandemics, including limitations, documentation, self isolation requirements and so on. 

Countries are divided into groups that share the same rules, the lists of countries are updated periodically.

See "Covid-19, travellerspage on the Ministry of Health website

Can I Travel to Italy? What are the requirements?

A useful assessment tool for you travel to Italy.

You can collect all the relevant information about your ability to travel to Italy and the requirements for entering our Country through a widget by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: click here for updated info on travelling to Italy 

If you are unsure about requirements and obligations for returning to Italy, contact directly the Italian Consulate of your area, the airline company, and the authorities of your country.

For travel from Italy to foreign countries, it is recommended to consult the Country profile on ViaggiareSicuri and also to contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate in Italy.

How can I register my arrival in Milano? Do I have to Self-isolate?

See the relevant page on the Local Health Authority - ATS Milano website (in Italian) 

for details and updates.

On the website you will find: 

Link to a form where you will be able to register your arrival in Milano and the start of your self-isolation and get a follow-up and est by ATS. (A courtesy translation of the registration form into English is provided on the same page).

A table useful to assess if and when to get tested before  and after your flight, if and how long to self-isolate, if and when you have to get tested to finish self-isolation

ATS will follow up with you and contact you for the final test via e-mail.

You can also take a private test and send the results to ATS at the address provided on the page.

 

I have the Green Pass. Can I arrive and stay in Milano and use all services and venues?

Green Pass Holders (EU Students + Students vaccinated in Italy + Countries with an agreement with the EU)

The COVID-19 Green Certification is required in Italy to access any type of indoor dining service, shows, events and sports competitions, museums, institutes and places of culture, swimming pools, gyms, wellness centers, fairs, festivals, conferences, and congresses, spas, amusement parks, cultural and recreational centers, gambling halls and casinos, public competitions.

In addition to the EU countries, a growing number of countries agreed to adopt the system. Read the full list and extensive information on European Green Certificate

 

I am from outside the EU and vaccinated. Can I provide a Certification equivalent to Green pass?

Types of certificates of vaccination / healing certificates equivalent to the Green Pass

According to the Ministry of Health circular letter if you are not EU citizen and got your vaccine in your home country, you can use a vaccination certificate issued by your State or local health authority. It must contain at least the following::

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);
  • data relating to the vaccine (name and lot);
  • date (s) of administration of the vaccine;
  • identification data of the issuer of the certificate (State, Health Authority).

Vaccination certifications, in paper and/or digital format, must be drawn up in at least one of the following languages:

  • Italian;
  • English;
  • French;
  • Spanish.

If the certificate was not issued in one of the four languages ​​indicated, it is necessary
a sworn translation attached to it.

The validity of vaccination certificates is the same as for the COVID-19 green certification
(EU digital COVID certificate) issued by the Italian state.

For the above uses, the vaccines currently accepted in Italy and authorized by EMA are:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech);
  • Spikevax (Moderna);
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca);
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India)*
  • R-CoVI (R-Pharm), *
  • Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz)*

*see Circular 23-09-2021

The healing certifications must contain at least the following:

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);
  • information on the holder's previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, (including date of the first positive swab);
  • identification data of the person who issued the certificate (State, Health Authority).

All healing certifications, in paper and/or digital format, must be accompanied
from a sworn translation into Italian.

The validity of the healing certificates is the same as for the COVID-19 green certification
(EU digital COVID certificate) issued by the Italian State.

You can also submit your documentation to get access to the Green Pass (see next paragraph)

Students and visas

Students with an expired residence permit should be able to return to Italy with the expired permit and the receipt of the renewal request issued by the post office:
- without obtaining a re-entry visa in the case of a direct flight to Italy (without a stopover at another Schengen airport).
- with a re-entry visa, if the return flight involves a stopover in another Schengen country.
- if the flight involves a stopover in a non-Schengen airport, a re-entry visa may be required by the Country of the stopover.

If students have been more than six months outside Italy, they must apply for a re-entry visa. E.g.: if a student decides to follow the first semester online and decides to return for the second semester, a re-entry visa is required. Re-entry can take place within six months from the date of issue of the re-entry visa.

(Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

How can I get the Green Pass? I am not registered with the Italian Public Healthcare but I got vaccinated in Italy,

If you are not registered with the SSN but got vaccinated in Italy, you can get the Green Pass through a dedicated webpage

Choose Utente non iscritto al SSN vaccinato in Italia - Enter the tax code or identifier assigned to access the vaccination and the date of the last dose - solve the Captcha.

source: Certificazione verde COVID-19EU digital COVID certificate

Digital Passenger Locator Forms (dPLF).

Digital Passenger Locator Forms (dPLF).

These are forms with which you provide contact information the address of your stay in Italy  to allow the Italian Health Authority to contact you promptly if exposed to a diffusive infectious disease during a trip by plane.

It will be the responsibility of the carrier to verify that the dPLF has been completed before boarding the passenger.

Failure to complete will result in denial of boarding.

Passengers are also required to register on their arrival (see below).

For more information, it is recommended to consult the above-mentioned Ordinances, the website of the Ministry of Health and the airlines concerned.

To fill in the dPLF it is necessary:

  • Connect to the site https://app.euplf.eu/
  • Follow the guided procedure to get to the dPLF
  • choose Italy as the destination country
  • register on the site by creating a personal account with username and password (you need to do it only the first time)
  • fill in and send the dPLF following the guided procedure

Once the form has been sent, the passenger will receive the dPLF in pdf and QRcode format at the e-mail address indicated during registration, which must be shown directly from his smartphone upon boarding. Alternatively, the passenger can print a copy of the dPLF to show at boarding.

The dPLF must be submitted before boarding.

However, the field relating to the seat number assigned on the flight will always be editable.

One form must be completed for each adult passenger; accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult.

 

I got vaccinated / healed from Covid-19 abroad How can I submit documentation for the green pass?

Go on the ATS website and learn how to get the green pass if you have been vaccinated in Italy (see also the paragraph below.

If you've been vaccinated outside Italy you will click on the bottom of the page the link:

No, ho verificato quanto sopra, MA NON ho trovato la soluzione (clicca qui per inserire i dati e chiedere supporto alla ATS)

Select one of the options:

  • Ho fatto 2 dosi di vaccini / got two vaccinations
  • Ho fatto una dose di vaccino entro un anno dalla guarigione / I've got one dose of vaccine by one year from healing from Covid-19
  • Ho fatto una dose di vaccino e dopo mi sono ammalato di COVID / I have got one dose of vaccine I got Covid afterwards
  • Sono guarito da meno di 6 mesi / I healed from Covid-19 less than 6 months ago

You will be redirected to a form. The form is interactive and will require different data according to what you declare

Fill it in with your personal details, contacts and details on your situation and upload id and certifications when required

TIP: make sure you scan in one .pdf file the ID personal data page and the certificate you are providing

Your applications will be examined case-by-case and you will receive a response or request for more details via e-mail or cell phone.

Source: ASST

I was vaccinated with Sinovac, Sputnik V and other vaccines out of EMA list. What can I do?

Pending decisions by the Ministry of Health for a policy about vaccines not approved by EMA:

Make sure you get a vaccination certificate issued by your State or local health authority. It must contain at least the following::

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);
  • data relating to the vaccine (name and lot);
  • date (s) of administration of the vaccine;
  • identification data of the issuer of the certificate (State, Health Authority).

As recommended the Vaccination certifications are already accepted, it is advisable to obtain yours in at least one of the following languages:

  • Italian;
  • English;
  • French;
  • Spanish.

As soon as we will get news we will publish them here.

How can I book my Covid-19 Vaccination in Milano?

for students

These are the instructions provided by Regione Lombardia:

  • EU students with EHIC (TEAM) should call the number 800 894545 choose 1 and then 2 and get your appointment with the help of an operator

 

  • Students who voluntarily enrolled with the Italian NHS should be able to book online: as a backup resource, you can call the Regione Lombardia Covid-19 number 800 894545, choose 1 and then 2 and get your appointment with the help of an operator

 

  • Students that have neither the EHIC nor National Health System card:

You can enlist for vaccine following this procedure*:

  1. On the booking platform https://prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it/.
  2. Click on Studenti universitari in Lombardia
  3. Click on Se fai parte della categoria clicca qui
  4. Click on the button: Prenota il vaccino
  5. Click on the link in the second paragraph Sei uno straniero in possesso del codice STP, di un Codice Fiscale italiano o di un Codice Univoco ad 11 cifre emesso dalla Prefettura, effettua una richiesta di abilitazione alla prenotazione al seguente link.
  6. Fill out the form, you will need the tax code (codice fiscale) and an Italian number.
  7. Wait for SMS verification. They will send it in 24-48 hours. (SMS is standard so it may be requesting a health card that you don't need).
  8. Then repeat steps 1 and 2.
  9. This time click on the link in the first paragraph: Se sei un cittadino italiano iscritto all’A.I.R.E., un cittadino straniero, se fai parte del personale navigante (SASN), o rientri in una delle categorie indicate nell’Ordinanza n.7/2021 del Commissario straordinario per l’emergenza COVID-19 del 24 aprile 2021 (Personale Diplomatico, Personale di enti ed organizzazioni Internazionali), puoi gestire l’appuntamento al seguente link.
  10. Complete the form, selecting the category Cittadino straniero con codice fiscale/univoco then choose from a selection of places and time slots for the vaccine.
  11. A confirmation SMS will be sent to your phone number.
  12. And then you are done, ready for going to your appointment.

*we would like to thank student Lazzat from Bocconi University for the help

 

  • In the unlikely case of Students in Milano who don't have a tax code: call the number 800 894545 choose 1 and then 3 and get enabled for booking with the help of an operator

 

Source: Regione Lombardia- Direzione Welfare Infosanità.

General info on the portal https://www.regione.lombardia.it/wps/portal/istituzionale/HP/vaccinazionicovid

For written inquiries: infosanita@regione.lombardia.it

Call center 800 894 545.

Operators speak mainly Italian, so get help from an Italian speaking person.

Residence Permits

permessi di soggiorno

According to Law 159 del 27 novembre 2020, as modifyed by Law decree 14 January 2021, n. 2

The validity of residence permits expired between august 31st and December,31st of December are extended to April, 30th 2021 - according to Article 5 of Law Decree No. 23/2031.

This decree has only national validity, so if students have to go to Schengen area. they must have a valid residence permit.

For individual questions, inquire with Questura of Milano,

 

Appointments for the renewal of residence permits are regularly scheduled according to distancing and safety measures. 

Application Kits for application and renewal are available and can be submitted at Post offices. Be aware that waiting times for the procedure and the appointments may be longer than standard.

Since operations at post offices slow down for safety reasons, you can take an appointment / skip the queue ticket via the Ufficio Postale app.

If you have to apply for Residence Permit, you can do so after the self-isolation period.

Police stations will contact all holders of permits already issued and assigning an appointment for collection: you may, however, check anytime  if your permit is ready on the Police website

International students are receiving registered mail indicating a new appointment for the collection of the permit.

Among the documents to be attached for renewal of the permit: students can attach the certification of the exams taken also on plain paper (without signature and stamp) that can be printed by students from their University website student area.

Medical information If you are in Milano

Immuni tracking app

The app sends notifications to people who were in close contact with a user who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, alerting them of the risk of infection. Thanks to Bluetooth Low Energy technology, this occures without the app gathering any personal data on the identity or location of users.

You can also keep handy your Green Pass on Immuni app

More info on Immuni website

Private Covid tests

Private diagnostic labs and hospitals do molecular swabs and serological testing for pay. We are not able to provide a full list of private medical operators in Lombardy, but we recommend you consult a doctor or your private medical insurance to verify whether you need to test and what kind meets your needs.

Also, if the test is required for travelling, consult with the airline or the competent Consulate.

Mask mandate

In the city, it is mandatory to maintain social distancing

Always wear a mask, covering mouth and nose, except:

- outdoors, when a distance of at least 1 meter between people is guaranteed 
- while eating or drinking in public places, where and when this is allowed;
- when you are home alone or just with your cohabitants.

Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based products. Try to avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose.

See more info on the City of Milano regulations

Medical advice (including for Covid-19 related symptoms)

If you have doubts, questions, or need medical advice on swabs and other forms of testing for Covid, and you have a European Health Insurance Card, get in contact with a General Practitioner (GP) in your area (Medico di Medicina Generale /MMG in Italian, you can consult this database)

If you are enrolled in the Italian National Health System/SSN (details on how to enroll as students here), refer to your assigned family doctor.

If you have symptoms that can be associated with Covid-19, call your doctor or the toll-free regional number 800894545.

When GPs are off-duty and for all people that need medical advice or to enter Covid-19 surveillance even without EHIC or SSN enrollment, call the after-hours Medical Assistance Continuity Service (dial 116117) open from 8:00pm to 8:00am all days and 24h on holidays and days before holidays. The answering voice menu is in Italian: press number 1 ("continuità assistenziale") and hold on until the triage operator answers. English-speaking personnel is available.

ONLY if symptoms are severe and/or life-threatening, such as high fever and respiratory difficulty, call the emergency number 112 but don't show up independently in a hospital's ER. Read our guide on How to place a 112 emergency call

What can I do during self-isolation?

What to do:

  • Stay home and relax:) (it is a great opportunity for incoming students to face their paperwork, meet the welcome staff at their University, take a YesMilano One-Stop-Shop appointment)
  • Measure your body temperature twice a day - morning and evening.
  • If you share your apartment, all occupants must self isolate with you (the count of the days starts from the last who arrives).
  • Limit as much as contacts with cohabitants: stay in different rooms, don't share personal objects, wear a mask in common spaces whenever possible.
  • PCs, tablets and smartphones, and personal objects should not be shared.

Medical advice:

see above

Residence Permit:

If you have to submit your application for Residence Permit, you can do so by 8 days after the end of the self-isolation period

How COVID-TESTED FLIGHTS work?

The Minister of Health issued the Ordinance of 23 November 2020 , containing urgent measures for the experimentation of  "Covid-tested" flights .

Flights are considered "Covid-tested" flights for which passengers are allowed to board following an  obligatory rapid antigen test performed before boarding  or following the presentation of certification  certifying the  negative result of a molecular test (RT-PCR ) or antigenic , carried out by means of a swab,  no later than 48 hours prior to boarding .

In the event of non-boarding on the "Covid-tested" flight, due to a positive COVID-19 result, the air carrier will refund the ticket or issue a voucher of the same amount upon the passenger's request, within fourteen days from the date of the withdrawal and valid for eighteen months from the issue.

For information on the actual operation of “Covid-tested”  flights on the routes for which testing is underway, it is necessary to contact the airlines directly.

Tax Code & Revenue Agency operations

The territorial branches of the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) Branches can be reached through e-mail, as they operate in distance working mode. Many operations can be made online through simplified procedures.

Getting the Tax Code /Codice Fiscale is possible by sending an email to your nearest Revenue Agency Office (see which Ufficio Territoriale is closest to you of the six available in Milano).

For all incoming students who are still in their home country, unless the University can provide it for you, the Tax Code has to be requested at the nearest Italian Consulate. The same procedure applies to foreign professionals.
 

When in Italy, the Codice Fiscale can be requested to the nearest Revenue Agency office.

Students can get full assistance on the Fiscal Code Number in their One-Stop-Shop appointment.
 

Public Health System

If you have to apply for your first Voluntary registration, or register with your S1 form, you have to take an in-person appointment.

See this article for the step-by-step procedures for enrolling to the National Health System depending on your nationality and situation.

For other requests, such as renewals, change of doctor, duplicates of the health card, this web portal that has to be used.

 

The Registry Offices

If you need to request your ID card, or request your residence, you have to do that through the Milano registry offices.

Residenza can be applied for completely online.

They are reopening their offices by appointment only read more here.or consult with the YesMilano Students One-Stop-Shop.

More Help And Questions?

Take an online one-to-one appointment

Remember that the One-stop-Shop is available for all International Students in Milano for a one- to- one appointment.

Sign up or log in and go to https://www.yesmilano.it/en/one-stop-shop to get an appointment.

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