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 June 2022

Tax Code & Revenue Agency operations

The territorial branches of the Italian Revenue Agency (Uffici Territoriali dell'Agenzia delle Entrate)  can be reached through e-mail for many operations can be made online through simplified procedures.

Getting the Tax Code /Codice Fiscale is possible by sending an email to any Revenue Agency Office.

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 need 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 in the National Health System depending on your nationality and situation.

For other requests, such as renewals, change of doctor, duplicates of the health card, consult this web portal.

The Registry Offices

The application process for Residence is fully online, therefore you won’t need to go to the City Registry.

If you're an Italian citizen and AIRE member, you can apply for Residence here.

If you wish to update your address or residence permit, you can do it here.

After getting your Residence you can request your Italian ID, by booking a (physical) appointment here.

We’re always available to answer your questions at the One-Stop-Shop.

I am a student from Ukraine seeking refuge in Milano

First of all, welcome!

Read here the relevant page by the Municipality with the instructions and contacts (e.g.for temporary housing)

If you are a University / Academy student, write to welcomestudents @yesmilano.it 

You will be able to assess your situation one-to-one with the YesMilano One Stop Shop Team

What are the health regulations to enter Italy?

See the Ministry of Health most updated instructions

From June 1st the Green Pass (or equivalent certification) is no longer required for entry or return to Italy.

Therefore, starting from June 1st, all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, will no longer be required to hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate when reaching Italy.

Since the laws are constantly evolving, before leaving to enter/return to Italy, it is recommended to check any provisions in force, by accessing the VIAGGIARE SICURIwebsite of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

In case of onset of symptoms from COVID-19, isolation and reporting by contacting your family doctor or the Medical Guard by phone at the number 116117 (active from Monday to Friday from 20.00 to 8.00, on Saturdays and on Sundays also from 8:00 to 20:00) is mandatory

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

See the relevant page on the Local Health Authority - ATS Milano website for local details and updates.

Can I Travel to/from Italy? What are the requirements?

A useful assessment tool for you travel to/from 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 get the third dose / booster dose of Covid-19 vaccination??

You can now get the third dose aka the booster dose: if you completed the primary cycle of vaccinations 4 months ago (120 days ago).

The third dose is meant to be a booster dose for the m-RNA vaccines.

You can book your appointment on the dedicated website Prenotazione Vaccini Covid

  1. Click on the button: Prenota il vaccino;
  2. 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;
  3. Fill out the form, you will need the tax code/codice fiscale (see above), your personal details and an Italian mobile number.
  4. Wait for SMS verification. Type the number you get via SMS in the confirmation field and submit.
  5. You will be prompted with a confirmation that you will be put on the database by 24/48 hours
  6. They will send an SMS to you in 24-48 hours (SMS is standard message, but it will tell you you are on the database. You can also try the following passages after 24/48 hours);
  7. Then repeat step 1
  8. 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;
  9. Complete the form, selecting the category Cittadino straniero con codice fiscale/univoco, provide the region where you wish to get your vaccine (Lombardia), province (Milano) and city (Milano) and the postal code of your area then choose from a selection of places and time slots for the vaccine;
  10. You will get a confirmation and a QR code that you can screenshot or print out.
  11. A confirmation SMS will be sent to your phone number;
  12. And then you are done, ready for your appointment!

During the appointment, you might be offered a flu jab as well.

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

You can enlist for vaccine following this procedure*:

  1. On the booking platform.
  2. Go to the section Ciclo Primario - 1° e 2° dose Indicazioni per la prenotazione della vaccinazioni anti Covid-19 per tutte le categories. and click Espandi la lista
  3. Click on Studenti universitari in Lombardia;
  4. Click on Se fai parte della categoria clicca qui;
  5. Click on the button: Prenota il vaccino;
  6. 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;
  7. Fill out the form, you will need the tax code (codice fiscale) your personal details and an Italian mobile number.
  8. Wait for SMS verification. Type the number you get via SMS in the confirmation field and submit.
  9. You will be prompted with a confirmation that you will be put on the database by 24/48 hours
  10. They will send an SMS to you in 24-48 hours. (SMS is standard message, but it will tell you you are on the database. You can also try the following passages after 24/48 hours);
  11. Then repeat step 1
  12. 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;
  13. Complete the form, selecting the category Cittadino straniero con codice fiscale/univoco, provide the region where you wish to get your vaccine (Lombardia), province (Milano) and city (Milano) and the postal code of your area then choose from a selection of places and time slots for the vaccine;
  14. You will get a confirmation and a QR code that you can screenshot or print out.
  15. A confirmation SMS will be sent to your phone number;
  16. 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: as a first choice get one
  • In case of need, 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 Regione portal 

For written inquiries: infosanita@regione.lombardia.it

Call center 800 894 545.

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

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

According to the Ministry of Health (see the relevant circular), citizens vaccinated abroad with a complete vaccination course not authorized by EMA may receive a booster dose with m-RNA vaccine starting from 28 days and up to a maximum of 6 months (180 days) from the date of their last dose of the first course of vaccination.

Walk-in any vaccination center in Milano with ID, tax code, vaccination certificate (see below).

You'll be asked for an Italian cell phone number and e-mail.

The completion of this integrated vaccination course is approved for getting the Green Pass.

If over 6 months have passed from the completion of the first course of vaccination with vaccines not authorized by EMA, as well as in case of incomplete vaccination course, it is possible to get a complete primary vaccination cycle with m-RNA vaccine. See the relevant paragraph.

For further information refer to the Lombardy Region Covid-19 Vaccination booking platform 

If you have to travel to Italy, 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.

What is the Super Green pass?

After 180 days from the 2nd dose of vaccine, the green pass expires.

When you take a booster dose you get a green pass with no expiration date.

Those who are either fully vaccinated or healed from Covid-19 will get a so-called reinforced Green Pass to access:
◾Live Shows
◾Sports events
◾Indoor dining
◾ Parties and discos
◾Public ceremonies

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 possible 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 below

 

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

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 to have 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 by 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).

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 Non hai la tessera sanitaria e sei 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)

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 link at the bottom of the page:

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 / I got two vaccinations;
  • Ho fatto una dose di vaccino entro un anno dalla guarigione / I 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 got one dose of vaccine and 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

Medical information If you are in Milano

Medical advice (including for Covid-19 related symptoms)

If you have doubts, questions, or you need medical advice and you have a European Health Insurance Card, get in contact with a General Practitioner (GP) in your area (Medico di Medicina Generale /MMG convenzionato SSN 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

Mask mandate in Milano and other rules

See our dedicated page

In Milano, it is recommended to keep distancing and wear a mask for your protection.

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

See our page for rules in force in the City of Milano

Private Covid tests

Private diagnostic labs, hospitals and pharmacies offer molecular swabs and serological tests at a variety of prices. 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.

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.