About COVID-19

Regarding the evolution of the epidemic phenomenon linked to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, it is recommended that the GSSI community as well as the broader public comply with the following protective measures provided by WHO – World Health Organization.


  • Keep all PPEs and mask on. Obligation to wear the mask in open and closed spaces
  • Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene. When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus.

In case of possible symptoms of infection and fever over 37.5 °C, please stay home and avoid going to the hospital or to the doctor’s office, but contact the toll-free number 1500 (operational 24/7), provided by the Italian Ministry of Health or, if you are in the province of L’Aquila, the toll-free number 800 169 326 (operational all days from 8 am to 8 pm).

Further information and constant updates for the public about the virus, its symptoms and the evolution of the epidemic phenomenon both in Italy and on a global scale are available on the following institutional web pages:

Here there are some constant updates  about the Coronavirus emergency both in Italy and Abruzzo Region.

At this link you may find updates about Government’s Decree in English version. 

The government has published on its website a guide to the most frequently asked questions on the Prime Minister’s decrees. These FAQs are available at the following links:


Travelling rules vary, depending on the country of origin or destination and the reasons for travelling. More information about travels from both European and non-European Countries is available here.

Travellers from abroad arriving in the Abruzzo Region must notify the public authority of their entry into the Italian national territory by filling in the online form or calling the regional toll-free number 800 595 459. 


The following measures will be taken:

  • The opening hours of the GSSI buildings will be 8 am to 12 midnight from Monday to Sunday.
  • The presence inside the GSSI buildings will be allowed, for the shortest possible time, by respecting the social distance and using a protective mask.
  • Thermoscanners have been ordered to measure your forehead temperature, which will allow us to have a further filter at the entrance for those who have a temperature higher than 37.5.
  • Open spaces, the library and the classrooms will be available for individual research work, but with a maximum number of admitted persons (indicated at the entrance of each room) depending on the size of the spaces and their ventilation conditions. Also for this reason, presence inside the buildings is recommended only if deemed essential.
  • Most of the technical-administrative activities will continue to be carried out remotely, therefore we ask you to continue limiting your requests to real urgencies and always via email.

Until further notice, the access to the GSSI premises and the behaviour inside them are subject to the rules articulated in the official document “GSSI Covid Regulations and Protocol” available at the following links (Italian version and English version).

Green Pass and new rules to contain the risk of contagion:

From August 6 the “Green Pass” – a digital or paper certificate showing vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test – will be required to entry to the following venues:

    • sport stadiums, swimming pools, gyms;
    • museums, theatres, cinemas, exhibition centres and other cultural places;
    • spas, wellness centres and leisure centres;
    • conferences and congress activities, festivals and fairs;
    • recreational and social centres, casinos and bingo halls;
    • public competitions.

The pass will also be required to be served at bars and restaurants. The Green Pass is available to those who have had at least one vaccine dose. The pass will also be available to anyone who presents proof of a negative test taken within 48 hours before accessing any of the activities under restriction, and to those who have recently recovered from Covid-19. Only children under 12 years old are exempt from the pass requirement.

As provided in the new Decree-Law August 6, 2021, n. 111 the Green Pass will be mandatory for all university staff, professor and administrative technician, doctoral candidates, research fellows, fellows, collaborators, starting from 1 September 2021.
With reference to EU students, we remind you that the Green Pass – EU digital COVID certificate issued by individual states is also valid in Italy.
With reference to non-EU students, we recommend them to provide the swabs and quarantines required by international and Italian standards.
For those who have been fully vaccinated, but have not yet received the Green Pass, the vaccination certificate will be sufficient to access the GSSI building until further notice.
While we wait to have a more defined regulatory framework, we invite you to consult the governmental Green Pass reference site: https://www.dgc.gov.it/web/