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Updates on Elettra and FERMI operating mode and information for users

Dear Users,

When travelling in these difficult times,  please note that schedules may be subject to changes by airlines/tour operators with no prior notice, and operational changes for very short periods may not be reported; therefore the final confirmation of a flight schedule has to be always checked with the airline or tour operator. 

When your plan your trip remember to double check with your home country for quarantine rules. 

For further information, please check the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control web page:


If your country of origin requires a swab before your return, Venice airport provides a quick swab service; please check: Venezia Airport

If you are not travelling from Venice airport, or you prefer to have your swab test done in Trieste, please contact the Users' Office at least five days before your planned return date

In compliance with the new Italian regulations:

Order of the Ministry of Health, April 6, 2021
valid until April 30th, 2021

In case of stay or transit in the 14 days previous to the arrival in Italy in one or more countries and/or territories in list C the following prevention measures will be applied: 
Upon boarding the aircraft or at the border control,  travellers must show a valid proof of negative swab or molecular antigentic test taken in the 48 hours  prIor to the departure.
They must then undergo a quarantine of 5 days in self isolation, regardless the outcome of the test. Aftrer the quarantine another test must be taken.
Travellers coming from Austria, Israel and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norhern Ireland are now included in list C.
List C:
Austria (iwith specific limitations and 14 days quarantine for the region of Tirol), BelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmark (including Faer Oer Isles and Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France (including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Réunion, Mayotte and excluding other territories located outside the European continent), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including territories on the African continent), Sweden, The Netherlands ( excluding territories outside the European continent) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norhern Ireland.
Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, Principality of Monaco, Switzerland.

The rule of 5 days' quarantine does not apply for travellers entering Italy for proven work reasons, whose permanence in the country does not exceed 120 hours.
Apart from the countries listed above, in compliance with the current Government rules, external users from:
- Italy;
- Republic of San Marino and Vatican City State,
are granted access to our site to perform experiments approved by the Elettra and FERMI review panels.

Users from other countries/territories may not be granted access until further notice, or may be subject to specific rules (such as at least 14 days of isolation upon entering Italy), depending on the prevention measures appilied for each particular country or territory.

For allocations, priority will be given to COVID-19 Elettra Rapid Access proposals. 
The beamtime of foreign users will be scheduled keeping in mind travel restrictions. 
Remote experiments with sample mail-in are still encouraged, whenever possible.
For your and our own protection, you will be required to follow the prevention and virus containment measures in force at our site
Before making any travel arrangement, you are asked to contact the beamline coordinator and make plans following her/his advice.

For any further information please contact:

Rescheduling of beamtime

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemia, several measurements originally scheduled have been postponed. The rischeduling will be re-arranged according to the regulations above. If you have already been granted travel support, please contact 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 08:49