Guidelines

Entry procedures to access NFFA-Trieste facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 18th, 2021

The Decree-Law no. 127 of 21 September 2021, provides that starting from 15 October 2021 to 31 December 2021 (the current expiration date of the state of emergency), in order to prevent further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, anyone who carries out a work activity must possess, and produce upon request, an EU digital COVID-19 certificate (in Italy "Green pass") or a equivalent certification stating that the cycle of vaccination has been completed with an EMA-authorised vaccine for the purposes of accessing the premises where the aforementioned activity is carried out.
Anyone entering the NFFA-Trieste facilities is required to verify compliance with such requirements.

Checks will be carried out on anyone entering the Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste site for any reason, irrespective of whether they access the premises on foot or by car or any other means. Additionally, random checks will be carried out within all NFFA-Trieste premises. The certification will be needed also to access the canteen.

Please carefully read and check the following link:

https://www.elettra.eu/science/top-stories/covid-19-new-containment-measures.html


Entering NFFA-Trieste facility with an EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS:

https://www.elettra.eu/science/top-stories/instructions-for-entering-elettra-campus-with-eu-digital-certificate-starting-from-oct-15th-2021.html


Entering NFFA-Trieste facility with an equivalent vaccine certificate

At the moment, the following vaccinations are recognized by Italian authorities:
- Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
- Moderna (Spikevax)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
- All the other versions of AstraZeneca vaccine (Covishield, R-CoVI, Fiocruz)

The equivalent vaccine certificates, even if the correspondent QR code cannot be read by European automated verification systems, will be recognised and accepted by the Security Staff if they contain the following information:
- holder’s identification data (name, surname, date of birth)
- vaccination data (name and batch)
- identification data of the Health Authority that administered the vaccination
- vaccination date(s)
- identification data of the Authority that issued the certificate

The certification may be in paper or digital format, in one of the following languages (otherwise, a translation must be provided):
- Italian
- English
- French
- Spanish
- German

As regulations about this subject may rapidly change, before travelling always verify the above information with the Italian Embassy in your country and/or with your National Health Authority.


International Travel and Trasport

Please keep yourself updated on any changes in the regulations regarding travel to Italy from your country and vice versa. Remember to double check with your home country for quarantine rules and always verify calling the Italian Embassy in your country and/or your National Health Authority, as regulations about this subject may rapidly change.

The request for swabs at local pharmacies and laboratories is very high at the moment, so if you need a swab for your return journey, we advise you to book largely in advance. Here is the list of Trieste pharmacies that provide a swab service and the web site to book the swab (instructions). Contact info.ts@nffa.eu for support.

Useful links to check:

Viaggiaresicuri.it
Ministry of Health - Information for travellers
Re-open EU
Tripsource Information Hub

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