Your health and safety is our top priority. All attendees are expected to comply with our health and safety requirements. The information outlined below continues to evolve and will be updated as necessary to help support a safe on-site experience. Make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to Milan, Italy.

Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines. If an attendee or exhibitor does not meet these requirements, they are not considered fully vaccinated and will not be permitted to attend in-person events.

Travel to Italy

According to the Ministry of Health of Italy, all travelers, regardless if they are travelling from an EU or non-EU country, need to present a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate in order to avoid additional restrictions.

For more country-specific information, visit the US Embassy & Consulates in Italy website. Further information is also available on the Italian Ministry of Health’s website.

Vaccination Requirement

All participants must be fully vaccinated by the start of the conference in order to attend the conference in person. A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Sinovac vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for a booster to get one at least two weeks prior to the event. Participants will be required to show their vaccination card at check-in. If participants can’t provide proof of vaccination, they will not be permitted to attend the in-person conference.

Mask Mandate

The use of protective FFP2/KN95 masks is mandatory to participate in all indoor athletic, cultural and recreational events, and on all transportation in Italy. All attendees will be required to wear an FFP2/KN95 masks,  while participating in all conference sessions and activities.

The CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can, that fits well and that you will wear consistently. Learn about CDC Mask Guideline here. 

Increased Sanitization & Follow Directions from Staff

We will be working closely with the host location to implement cleaning and sanitization standards that meet or exceed the recommendations of the CDC.

Operational adjustments may occur throughout the event. Please adhere to all signage and direction from all staff, host university employees and hotel employees.

COVID Testing

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we highly recommend that you get tested before attending our in-person conference. If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness or breathe, please do not attend in-person. If you are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 but would still like to get tested or if you need to get tested for travel purposes, please see the closest clinic near you.

We’ve also identified some COVID-19 testing locations in Milan:

  • Synlab has several labs throughout Italy in the major cities. In Milan, there are several locations in the city center.
  • Attendees who wish to take an antigen test at Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Linate (LIN) in Milan must register in advance. You can book through the Medical Airport Service here.
  • Grupo San Donato has a lab right next to Malpensa airport where you can also book a test.


We encourage every individual to make informed decisions about attending our conference in the best interest of their own health as well as the health of others. If you cannot or choose not to follow the on-site health and safety requirements, we do offer a virtual program as well.