COVID-19 RISK MITIGATION AT AEF

Updated on December 6th, 2022  

Since the beginning of the pandemic, AEF has worked to create the safest environment for students, in compliance with the guidelines established by the Italian government, the Tuscan Region and the Comune di Firenze (national, regional, and local levels). We continue to monitor the current regulations, adjusting all necessary protocols and procedures so that the highest standards of health and safety are maintained in our programs.

Before departure 

AEF faculty and staff will give their full support to students in preparation for their departure. The Italian Government and Tuscan Region guidelines on Covid-19 safety and hygiene regulations will be duly communicated to students.

Arrival in Florence 

Welcome! Your experience in the city of Renaissance has just begun: Florence – with its streets, piazzas, and iconic beauty at every corner – will be your classroom, for a real immersion into Italian art and culture.

Requirements for Entry into Italy 

Information for travelers from each country is available on the Ministry of Health website. 

Covid-19 Green Pass Certificate 

The Covid-19 Green Pass Certificate is the official European certification for the completion of an authorized vaccination cycle. Showing the Green Pass Certification is no longer required.

Vaccination requirements 

Although vaccination is no longer mandatory to access the school’s premises, AEF perceives itself as a community based on respect and social responsibility, where each member is in charge not only of their own safety, but also that of and everybody else safety. Hence, having completed a vaccination cycle is strongly recommended.

Masks 
The obligation for wearing a mask indoors has been lifted.

Social distancing 
The obligation for keeping 1m distance in the classrooms is lifted. 
 
We will try to answer all your questions about your experience, but if you have further questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact us: we’ll be happy to answer! 

WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE?

Students who test positive will be taken care of by the Regional Health System. They will be isolated until they recover, monitored daily by doctors and supported by AEF staff for any further needs. 
 
The student will be able to continue attending classes online, from the apartment, and will be constantly assisted and supported by the AEF staff.

Isolation can terminate after 5 days with negative swab. Otherwise, isolation must continue until a negative swab is obtained.

A negative swab is mandatory to access the school’s premises.