COVID 19 UPDATE

Updated 06/16/2022 

(For travel guidance please refer to the updated travel tab below)

UPDATE--ITALY MODIFIES MASK MANDATE ON VARIOUS TRANSPORT SERVICES-
From 15 June 2022 until 22 June 2022, the wear of face coverings is no longer required, except in the following circumstances: 

  • To access boats or ferries for interregional transport (FFP2 mask required)*
  • On interregional, Intercity, Intercity night, and high speed trains (FFP2 mask required)*
  • On all busses (FFP2 mask required)*
  • On local or regional public transport services (FFP2 mask required)*
  • On school transport for primary, middle, and high school students (FFP2 mask required)*
  •  At patient treatment areas within medical, health, and wellness facilities (FFP2 mask required)*
  • *Children under the age of six and persons with disabilities or medical conditions which do not permit the wear of masks  are exempt"
    Masks are NO LONGER required on airplanes. However, check with your air carrier for any special rules they may have.

    On 12 June 2022 the CDC ended its requirement that travelers show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. This means that starting at 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, the United States does not require air passengers to get tested and show their COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the U.S. Note: travelers should continue to check if the country from which they fly to the US has its own testing requirements.

MDG Symptomatic Appointments Beginning 4 April

Beginning 4 April, 31 MDG will change their appointment procedures for patients with COVID-like symptoms. Individuals who have NOT been a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person in the last 10 days, may be seen in the MDG for an appointment.  They must show proof of a negative at-home COVID-19 test performed on the same day as the scheduled appointment.

Patients with COVID-like symptoms who are a close contact of a positive person must schedule a test through the MDG before they can be seen.

Patients who would like to be tested by the MDG and are not a close contact, may still schedule a test through the appointment line.

Vaccination Definition:

When am I considered fully vaccinated?               

 In Italy, you are considered fully vaccinated if you meet any of the following criteria:                        

  1. If you take a vaccination that requires two shots (such as Pfizer or Moderna), then you are considered to be fully vaccinated 14 days after you receive the second shot.
  2. If you take a vaccination that requires only one shot (such as Johnson & Johnson), then you are considered to be fully vaccinated 14 days after you receive that shot.
  3. If you received a booster following your original vaccination, then you are considered fully vaccinated.

Does my vaccination expire?          

First, please note boosters do not expire.  Once you receive a booster, it is considered valid within Italy without time limitation.

If you have not received a booster, then to enter Italy without quarantine you must have been fully vaccinated within the last 9 months OR have proof of recovery within the last 6 months OR have a negative COVID test.

Other countries may have different requirements for entry and access to facilities and services. 

Please see the UpdateD Travel Guidance tab below for further detail.

COVID-19 SELF TESTING CLOSING 13 JAN, 2022
The COVID-19 self-testing center closed on 13 January 2022. As a reminder, your respective units are now the PRIMARY location for official & leisure RAPID/ANTIGEN testing needs. The COVID-19 Cell team has trained over 110 personnel throughout the 31 FW and has provided COVID Antigen kits  for official testing only. For leisure travel, it is still the member’s responsibility to provide a test kit for self-testing. The capabilities and rules remain the same. Your unit representatives have been briefed and will inform you of the Rules of Engagement within your unit. If you need a test, please contact your First Sergeant to find out who has been trained to test within your unit.

 

 

Re-Open EU

LEISURE & OFFICIAL TRAVEL WEBSITES:

  1. Reopen Europe https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA Highly recommend checking destination country for travel requirements before departure.

Travel Resources

COVID Self Declaration Form
Click Here

European Command (EUCOM) COVID-19 Green list (CAC enabled)
https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/usafe-afafrica/UASR/CV19/SitePages/Home.aspx

 EU  Reopen Website 
https://reopen.europa.eu

State Department SMART Traveler Program
https://step.state.gov.step

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