EHA Corona advice

EHA Board Retreat 2022 - Corona measures

EHA has summarised some of the most relevant COVID-19 related measures for you during the retreat: 

  • All individuals should be aware of, and follow the applicable COVID-19 rules when entering Italy and while staying at the retreat.
  • General health and safety rules in Italy apply, including:
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based gel
    • Avoid close contact with people, keeping a distance of at least 1 meter (if not wearing a mask)
    • Do not shake hands, kiss or hug
    • Do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands
  • Wearing a face mask (FFP2 required) is mandatory indoors and on public transport. Outside it is not required.
  • Anyone with symptoms should not attend the program until tested negative from a self-test.
  • Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 (either self-test, PCR or antigen), must self-isolate for at least 5 days. No travel is allowed.
  • The program can continue even after participants have been in close contact with anyone tested positive, provided that no symptoms occur. It is advised to take a self-test as soon as being informed of having been in close contact with anyone tested positive.

Until 30 April, a 'super green pass' is required to access the hotel and thus the meeting. A ‘super green pass’ is an EUDCC based on proof of full vaccination or recovery.

For more details and the most up-to-date information, please check this website or this website. Please note rules can be regional in Italy, if you are travelling after the retreat please check what applies to you.

Travel to Italy

Please check with your airline what their exact requirements are for travelling to Italy. Below are some general rules:

  • Facemask is required (FFP2 type) when travelling to Italy. Such a mask is also required to be worn in the taxi that has been arranged for you from the airport to the hotel.
  • Travellers from outside of Italy must fill in a Passenger Locator Form before departure.
  • Travellers must also submit a COVID-10 green certificate (check your airline for details)

Travel from Italy

When returning from the Board Retreat individual countries may have some extra regulations in place. We have summarized them but we advise everyone to check their own requirements to be sure.

  • France
    For travellers vaccinated within the meaning of European regulations, no more tests is required on departure. Proof of a complete vaccination schedule becomes sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin, as was the case before the distribution of the Omicron variant.
    For unvaccinated travellers, the obligation to present a negative test to travel to France remains, but the measures on arrival (test, isolation) are lifted when they come from countries on the "green" list, characterized by a moderate circulation of the virus.
  • Portugal
    When travelling back to Portugal, you will need;
    A valid 
    vaccination EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or with a complete vaccination schedule and a vaccine booster)
    Or a valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate,
    Or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions
    Or a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or
    Or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test- 24h before boarding (according to the European Commission list)
  • UK
    When you travel to England, you do not need to:
    • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
    • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    • quarantine when you arrive
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Netherlands
    You don't need to show a test-, recovery or proof of vaccination when travelling back to the Netherlands 
    You need to fill in the Health form of declaration. 
  • Spain
    All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, including those arriving in transit to other countries, must complete a Health Control Form before departure and obtain their QR to present it at boarding and at health controls on arrival in Spain.
  • Israel
    Israelis are exempt from COVID-19 testing prior entering Israel.
    There is no need to take a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel or before entering border crossing to Israel. All those arriving in Israel are required to take a PCR test when entering Israel.
    All those arriving at the airport or at the border crossing in Israel, are required to take a PCR test and stay in isolation until receipt of a negative result on the test or for 24 hours, whichever is earlier.

Corona testing

If a test is needed, either to return home or because you have developed symptoms, please contact an EHA representative to have this arranged.