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This page is meant to provide FBK international staff with some updated information on the Coronavirus risk.


In order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 the Council of Ministers in Italy has declared the state of emergency until October, 15th.

Last news on COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Croatia, Greece, Malta, Spain: the Minister of Health, with an Ordinance of 12 August 2020, in addition to what is already provided for EU countries, has established that those who enter/return to Italy from these countries (after a stay or even only transit) from 13 August and until further notice, must also:

    a) present a statement that they have undergone a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab and a negative result within 72 hours before entering the national territory;


    b) undergo a molecular or antigenic test; to be swabbed upon arrival at the airport, port, or border location (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering the national territory at the reference local health unit.

    Persons who have stayed or transited in these four countries shall also communicate their entry into the Italian territory to the Prevention Department of the competent Health Authority.

    Read more here

  • it is mandatory to use respiratory protection in all occasions (open and closed spaces) from 6 pm to 6 am when the maintenance of a safe distance cannot be guaranteed. E.g. entertainement venues.

Please have a look at the following measures adopted:

Wearing a face mask remain mandatory in closed spaces, such as in restaurants (except when sitting down), shops, or on public transport. In Trentino it’s no longer mandatory whenever you’re outside and you keep a minimum distance of one metre from anyone else. 

Page updated on 25.08.2020