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On November 26, 2021 Italian authorities passed a law requiring all visitors to and residents in Italy - including all university students to possess a COVID-19 Green Pass or equivalent paperwork. The Italian ‘Green Pass’ is a digital and/or paper certificate that is issued to individuals who either have undertaken a full vaccine cycle in the last 9 months or have documented recovery from COVID in the last 6 months.
The last day of the spring 2022 semester is May 3, 2022. Keeping that in mind, proof of natural immunity by a previous COVID-19 infection or by means of an approved vaccination are as follows:
Since booster shots are not readily available for tourists and temporary visitors, like our students, all incoming students are required to obtain a COVID booster prior to departure for Rome if the date of their vaccination falls outside of the parameters noted above. Please visit the CDC website for more guidance on obtaining your booster shot. Also, the date of the final vaccine dose must be at least 14 days prior to travel.
The digital Green Pass is only issued to individuals who are residents in Italy and/or who have received their vaccinations in Italy. University of Dallas students will need to carry one of the following equivalent documentation requirements in order to participate in the Rome Program:
The CDC white vaccine card will satisfy the documentation requirement. The card should
detail the following.
Note for Spring 2022 Romers: for a vaccine to be valid within the 9-month window it must have been administered no earlier than August 2, 2021 and the final dose must be completed no later than December 31, 2021.
A student must have recovered from COVID-19, with a positive test taken since November 2, 2021, to meet the 6-month recovery window. A doctor's declaration on clinic/hospital's letterhead should include:
All certifications of recovery, in paper and/or digital format, must be accompanied by a sworn translation. Students may contact one of the preferred Italian Consulate translators, Elisabetta Zaffaroni, at email@example.com.