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has been rescinded effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01 AM
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
Bologna, PCR COVID TEST SITE (No Reservation
Centro Diagnostico Cavour
Srl – Società unipersonale
Via del Lavoro, 40 – Bologna
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):