COVID-19 Policy Statement

Updated June 15, 2022


Travel, Health, & Safety Checklist & Reminders

The safety of our attendees and presenters continues to be a top priority for the Psychometric Society. In making the decision to host a live meeting, we carefully weighed the risks and benefits and believe that, with the appropriate precautions, the IMPS 2022 Meeting can safely take place with minimal risk to our attendees.

To this end, we will follow the guidelines of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC), the CDC, as well as any applicable regulations of the Italian Ministry of Health, the host university or local government agencies. We will work with the University and Local Committee to facilitate social distancing, and to make sure that meeting areas, and public areas are regularly cleaned and sanitized.  For those traveling from other countries, you should be aware of any COVID related travel issues from your country of origin, including possible testing, vaccination, quarantine, or self isolation protocols when returning after the meeting.

United States Travel Update: 

The CDC has announced that the order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result OR documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States has been rescinded effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01 AM ET. Click here to read the latest CDC Announcement. 

EU Green Pass Update: 

Since the 1st June 2022, the green pass is no more required to enter in Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries. For more information visit this page on the Bologna Airport website.

Official Site for Rules for Foreign Passengers from the Ministry of Health:

Bologna Airport COVID-19 Test Point (Reservation Required):

Bologna, PCR COVID TEST SITE (No Reservation Required): 

Centro Diagnostico Cavour
Srl – Società unipersonale
Via del Lavoro, 40 – Bologna
Tel. 051.4383810

Additionally at this time, mask wearing is only optional to IMPS attendees at the conference venue as the Italian Ministry of Health only requires masks in Italy airports, ships, ferries, trains, buses, as well as their hospital and clinics. More details can be found here. The Society will continue to watch these mandates and inform attendees if the mask requirement changes to be worn mandatory while in meeting rooms, lecture halls, event spaces, and/or indoor public areas. 

The Society will continue to strive to set up meeting rooms, reception areas, poster areas, registration areas, and public spaces that are under our control in a way that will facilitate appropriate social distancing.

We still strongly encourage all of our members and attendees to obtain a vaccination prior to coming to the meeting. In many countries, vaccines are free and available through your primary care provider, as well as through pharmacies and clinics.

As the pandemic continues to evolve and we get closer to IMPS 2022, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and will modify our plan to provide the best balance between safety and accessibility.

Please note that, in following guidelines and regulations, we may still be required to modify attendee requirements. This may include requiring proof of vaccination to attend the meeting and participate. At this time, this is not a requirement, but any updates will continued to be posted on this page, as well as emailed to those who have registered for the meeting. 

By attending and participating in IMPS 2022 Meeting being held July 11-15, 2022, in Bologna, Italy you agree to abide by all guidance, recommendations and requirements to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask in public areas, if required, and observing rules of room capacity limits. You also agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and, if you believe that you may be infected or exposed, to remove yourself from participation and interaction with others. By attending this meeting, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Psychometric Society, its employees, officers, agents, contractors, local committee, sponsors, and sponsored venues, of and from any claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to my voluntary attendance at IMPS 2022 meeting, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the IMPS Meeting.

Reminder/Helpful Links: 
We strongly recommend that you purchase travel medical insurance. Contact your health insurance provider before traveling to make sure you are covered. Most policies DO NOT provide coverage outside of the country. Travel medical insurance is available for very low cost through numerous sources. Here is an article listing the Best Travel Insurance Companies of May 2022. Any questions or suggestions feel free to contact the National Office staff via email at:

COVID-19 Helpful Info Survey for Entering/Returning to Italy:

Do I need a Visa?

Current CDC Guidelines can be found here.

CDC Coronavirus Symptom Self-checker:

IATA Travel Agency World Info:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control:

Bologna Airport (BLQ) Travel Document Tips:

Italian Ministry of Health (COVID 19 Updates):

Italian Ministry of Health (COVID 19 Tracker & Classification of Regions):

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):

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