Coronavirus: more information for migrants in multiple languages

In this state of emergency it is important to understand what to do and how to protect yourself. To protect people from the virus, many offices, associations and services for refugees, asylum seekers and foreigners are closed, they have changed hours or ways of working.

The law says that people must keep a distance of at least one meter from each other and that they cannot be all in one room at the same time. Therefore, all Italian language courses, the jobcenters, professional training courses and many other educational and socialization activities are closed.

Check on the website of the association that organizes the activities you participate in if they are open or closed. Some organizations have opened online or telephone services.

If you are based in Rome, check here which services are opened and how to reach them. 

If you need to apply for or renew your residency permit or other documents, read more information here

Here is a list of resources created by organizations that work with migrants that might be useful for you:

  • The campaign “Non sei solo”, made by the associazione Cambalache to help foreign residents to understand what to do in case they suspect of being infected and be informed on the local services available. Visit this page of their website and their Facebook page.
    The associazione Cambalache has also activated the WhatsApp number 351.0901647 – available to receive calls to provide information from Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 1 am.


  • The cooperativa Odissea created videos on the Coronavirus emergency in Sinhalese, Russian Arabic and Pidgin English.
  • The campaign #ItDependsOnUs launched by Acireale and Catania’s SPRAR / SIPROIMI projects consists of 9 videos on the Coronavirus emergency in many languages, including Mandingo, Pulaar and Pashto.

ItaliaHello thanks all the associations that are working to guarantee access to information to foreign residents during the Coronavirus health emergency.