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

Actions taken to prevent the risk of SARS-COV-2 infection in the workplace and to help counter the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic

April 22nd 2021

The decree-law of April 22 2021, in force until July 31 2021, has ordered the application of measures for the gradual resumption of economic and social activities in compliance with the need to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In compliance with the current Government rules, external users from:

  • Italy
  • Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State

are granted access to our site to perform experiments approved by the NFFA-Trieste review panels.

Users from other countries / territories may be subject to specific rules, depending on the prevention measures applied for each particular country or territory (such as proof of having undergone a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab, with negative result).

Find out about the current regulations regarding travel to Italy from your country:
Tripsource Information Hub
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - FAQs

If your country of origin requires a swab before your return, Venice airport provides a quick swab service. If you are not travelling from Venice airport, or you prefer to have your swab test done in Trieste, please contact NFFA-Trieste Management at least five days before your planned return date.


Users authorized to access NFFA-Trieste facilities are obliged to read the Entry Procedures for Reopening the Structures of the CNR-IOM Headquarters in Trieste carefully and comply with the provisions.

Useful information and documents can be found on Elettra COVID prevention and safety webpage.

  • PRIOR to the scheduled access, users are required to complete and sign CNR-IOM declaration form, and send it by email to with in CC.

  • Upon their access to Elettra, users will be also required to fill in a ELETTRA declaration form related to COVID-19 containment measures: please read it carefully before planning your trip to Trieste, in order to be sure you will be allowed to enter. Note that, if you come from or transit through certain Countries, access restrictions may apply or proof of a negative swab may be requested.

Up-to-date information:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Updates on Elettra and FERMI operating mode