As you will certainly understand, CERN cannot predict the spread of the virus or the evolution of event or travel restrictions, airline polices or flight/public transport cancellations. Your participation in the school is at your own risk and, in particular, CERN and the local organizing institutions are not responsible for any costs associated with early departure from or termination of the school, travel, quarantine, medical treatment or any other consequences resulting from being infected or a close contact during or in connection with participation in the school. Please ensure you have the necessary travel and medical insurance in place to cover your attendance.
Entry into Italy :
As of 1 June 2022, the Green Pass or other equivalent certification is no longer required for entry or re-entry into Italy.
COVID-19 restrictive measures for arrivals from abroad are no longer in force.
In Italy, some containment measures – such as the use of masks under specific circumstances – shall remain in force until 15 June.
More information can be found here:
Currently masks will not need to be worn during the lectures or lab sessions but it is recommended in particular for unvaccinated people. However you must have an FFP2 mask to travel on any type of transport (bus, train, airplane) including the buses that will take you to and from the hotel to the INFN site. Mask wearing is also mandatory in special cases (see below). Please make sure you have enough masks for the duration of the School.
Current regulation for the COVID cases:
People who have tested positive in a diagnostic test (molecular or antigenic) for SARS-CoV-2 are subjected to the following quarantine protocol:
- At least ten days of isolation from the first positive swab of which the last three without symptoms (excluding loss of taste and smell).
- The days of isolation are reduced to seven for those who have received the booster dose and for those who have completed the vaccination course for less than 120 days.
- You can only get out of isolation after a negative test. If you are still positive in the molecular or antigenic test and no symptoms have occurred for at least 7 days (excluding loss of taste or smell), you can stop the isolation at the end of 21 days.
If a person participating in the school (student, tutor or teacher) tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 every other participant is considered a close contact. In such a case the self-monitoring regime applies to all of us and there will be the obligation to wear FFP2 masks, indoors or in presence of a crowd, until the tenth day following the date of the last close contact.
If symptoms of possible Sars-Cov-2 infection occur during the self-monitoring period, it is recommended to immediately perform an antigen or molecular test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 which in the event of a negative result must be repeated, if symptoms are still present, on the fifth day following the date of the last contact.
Although not necessary for attending the school, the local organization recommend to all the foreign students to bring their vaccination certificate or the EU Covid Certificate. Failing that, people will be considered unvaccinated and therefore the most restrictive regimes will be applied in case of infection.