Following the news in May that vaccinated travelers from certain countries need no longer quarantine on their arrival in Italy, there are now good tidings for students of Italian from the USA.
The Italian embassy in Washington DC has this useful summary, the gist of which is that if you are a.) vaccinated, b.) have recovered from Covid, or c.) have a negative test result from within the last 48 hours, and can demonstrate one of these things to your airline before your departure, and to the immigration officials on your arrival, then you will have no requirement to self-isolate once you get to ‘il bel paese’.
Better still, from June 21st the ‘coprifuoco’ (curfew) has been abolished, so you can enjoy your time in Italy 24 hours a day, if you so choose! Basically, the summer fun is on (as, unfortunately, is the summer heat…)
So is it time to book your Italian course in Bologna, perhaps for a couple of weeks (or more) in July, August or September? Or for later, in the cooler autumn months??
N.b. Students from some countries are still NOT exempt from the quarantine requirement – for example, students from the UK will need to self-isolate for five days because of the Delta variant. Also be aware that, even if you are no longer required to quarantine on arrival in Italy, some countries may insist that you quarantine on your return home. The Italian rules on travel (in italiano) are here, but do check your own country’s situation carefully, too.
Anyway, for all those people who paid a deposit for a course, back before the pandemic began, but haven’t taken their course yet, we haven’t forgotten you! Please let us know, via email or using our booking form, when you’re thinking of coming.
For new students, everything you need to know can be found on these pages:
Italian courses | Prices | How to book
And if you can’t, in the end, make it to Bologna, perhaps because of a cancelled flight or a change in the pandemic situation?
Unlike some Italian language schools in Italy, we don’t expect you to pay for your whole course in advance. Instead, we just ask for a standard deposit, irrespective of how long you plan to study with us.
So as long as you tell us in advance (even a few days, even a few hours), you won’t even lose your deposit – we’ll keep the credit for you, hoping you’ll rebook your course for another time.
Got a question? Need more information? Phone or email us, even at the weekend!
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