Health & Safety

As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic status changes with the Omicron variant, we are cautiously optimistic and prepared to manage our onsite event through different layers of security keeping in mind the health and safety of our attendees.

We will provide a safe, productive, and welcoming environment and we kindly ask attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff to respect our code of conduct, and all polices in effect for a safe event.

*Make sure you take the “Test before you go” as a recommendation if the country you’re flying from does not require this specific indication.

IAPCO Roma 2022 will be one of the meetings with both a face-to-face and a virtual participation! We perceived great interest and enthusiasm from the community to take the great opportunity to reconvene again.

To ensure the safety of all the attendants, IAPCO will be constantly updating on the strict safety measures of Italy’s latest COVID-19 regulations.

Anyone attending the congress in Rome should revisit the government/institutional sites (country of origin and Italy). IAPCO will post the latest updates available, however it is individual responsibility to be informed on the necessary measures to travel safely.

The Italian Government periodically updates these restrictions based upon changing conditions, and all travelers should refer to current Italian health decrees when making travel plans.

Be updated about COVID-19 safety measures on the following official websites:

Italian Websites

Italian Ministry of Health

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Tourism Agency

Viaggiare sicuri

Rome Airports

European Websites

European Union Agency

The Guardian

Schengencisainfo

USA Websites

Washington Post Article

U.S. Embassy and Consulates

Measures to deal with the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19

On 23 and 29 December 2021, the Italian Government approved a series of urgent measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic, including the extension of the use of the Super Green Pass from 10 January 2022 onwards.

This means that from 10 January 2022 conferences and events in Italy can only be attended by vaccinated or recovered persons (= need of Super Green Pass).

The same rules plus a negative COVID test are also needed for participants entering Italy from countries outside the Schengen Area. Regularly updated information for travellers can be found here. https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto.

Where can I obtain my EU Vaccine Passport?

Every EU citizen can obtain a certificate in the country where they receive the vaccine. The certificates are issued by qualified bodies in each EU and Schengen country. These bodies could be hospitals, test centres, health authorities, etc. As per third-country citizens who may be eligible to apply to obtain the certificate, they should apply for such a document through their destination Member State.

When and How can I use the EU Vaccination Passport?

When travelling within the EU, you will need to carry your certificate with you – in digital or paper format. You will need to present this at the border controls that you encounter when travelling. The certificates contain their own digital signature key, which is part of the QR code, in order to prevent their falsification. The verification has been made possible through a gateway build by the EU Commission, which is now connected to the national systems of the Member States

To American Delegates The Italian Ministry of Health issued an ordinance on July 29, 2021 stating that an Anti-COVID-19 vaccination certificate for an European Medicines Agency (EMA) recognized vaccine from competent U.S. health authorities (CDC “white cards”) will be considered the equivalent of the Italian Green Pass where this requirement exists.

Alternatively, you can provide a negative molecular PCR or rapid antigen test result taken within 48 hours before entering a restaurant/museum etc. or a medical certificate issued by competent US authorities confirming recovery from COVID within the previous 6 months.

Certificates are accepted in Italian, English, Spanish or French and can be both digital or in paper copy.

Passengers are required to complete the online EU Digital Passport Locator Form.

For any updating please refer to https://it.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Rules for entry into Italy

Good news! It is possible for you to travel and attend the IAPCO Annual Meeting 2022. Please see the rules issued by the Italian Ministry of Health and check what rules apply your country of origin.

List A – Vatican City and Republic of San Marino

List B – The States and territories with low epidemiological risk will be identified, among those in List C, by the Ordinance. At present, no state is included on this list.

List C – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories outside the European mainland), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (excluding territories outside the European mainland), Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco.

List D – Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and British bases on the island of Cyprus and excluding territories not belonging to the European continent), Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and the States.

List E – Rest of the world – (all States and Territories not specifically referred to in any other list).