Anyone considering travelling to Italy in the near future might be interested in this webpage, provided by Italia.it, which is Italy’s official tourism promotion agency, apparently.
You can find out what you have to do to enter the country (it depends on where you’re coming from) and what to expect when you get here. Take a look: http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/covid-19-updates-information-for-tourists.html
One thing that comes across very clearly is how vital it already is, and will increasingly be, to have your ‘green pass’, as the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate is known (if you don’t live in the EU, your country may have an equivalent.)
From the beginning of September, it’ll be needed in order to board a flight, a train or a long distance bus. It’ll be checked when you enter a theater or similar public venue. You’ll need one if you want to eat inside, go to a gym, or are invited to a wedding reception. The website I linked to above has a long list…
On the other hand, at least for the moment, you DON’T need a ‘green pass’ to come and study Italian at our school (though getting here might be a problem without one…)
Students are required to wear masks in the school and we’re keeping windows and doors open to improve ventilation. We’ll measure your temperature when you arrive just to be on the safe side. (If you actually have a temperature, this is what happens…)
September and October are looking like they’ll be ‘busy’ months, at least relatively, given that a lot of our students have always come from Australia (borders closed) and the UK (5-day quarantine). The temperatures should be better, anyway.
A special note to all of you who have already paid a deposit, but not yet taken a course (for obvious reasons…) Assuming you now have a ‘green pass’, or equivalent, why not pay us a visit?
While your deposit won’t expire, ever, and so you should absolutely wait until you’re allowed to travel and feel comfortable doing so, things in Bologna seem more or less back to normal, hence we’re keen to get the school working normally as soon as we are can.
As always, Stefania answers the phone and responds to emails, so if you have doubts/questions do get in touch.
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