We do not provide services for this country.

ITALY VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Italy:
Italy, Austria, Belgium, British (passports endorsed British Citizen), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland

For stays of up to 90 days to nationals of:
Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, British (passports endorsed British National (Overseas) or British Overseas Territories Citizen with the ‘right of abode’ label issued by the UK), Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (S.A.R. passport holders), Israel, Japan, Korea (South), Macao (S.A.R. passport holder), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, St. Kitts-Nevis, Uruguay, United States, Vatican City & Venezuela

Citizens of Taiwan can travel without a visa to the Schengen area for tourist and business purposes for up to 90 days within every 6 months. Please note that visa free travel is only possible with Taiwanese passports that include an ID card number.

  ITALY visa service & travel information

WE DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THIS COUNTRY

ITALY VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Italy:
Italy, Austria, Belgium, British (passports endorsed British Citizen), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Rep, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland

For stays of up to 90 days to nationals of:
Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, British (passports endorsed British National (Overseas) or British Overseas Territories Citizen with the ‘right of abode’ label issued by the UK), Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (S.A.R. passport holders), Israel, Japan, Korea (South), Macao (S.A.R. passport holder), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, St. Kitts-Nevis, Uruguay, United States, Vatican City & Venezuela

Citizens of Taiwan can travel without a visa to the Schengen area for tourist and business purposes for up to 90 days within every 6 months. Please note that visa free travel is only possible with Taiwanese passports that include an ID card number.

ITALY TRANSIT VISAS:

Transit visas for Italy are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country from the same airport of arrival within 48 hours & arriving & departing from/to a non-Schengen country, provided holding confirmed tickets & documents for onward travel (except to nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Congo Dem Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia & Sri Lanka, Unless being EU Members or holding residence permits/visas issued by Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Romania, United Kingdom or United States)

ITALY HEALTH:

Participants of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC scheme) which allows visitors on short-term stays to other member countries to use the public health care sector for free or reduced-cost medical treatment and emergency care. 

There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunisations: Hepatitis A & Tick-Borne Encephalitis.

ITALY WEATHER:

Italy can be divided into three climatic regions: Alpine, Po Valley & northern plain and peninsular region & islands. The Italian side of the Alps has more rainfall than the Swiss and Austrian side and the lower slopes are warmer in both summer and winter. The wettest time is between seasons and thunderstorms are most frequent in the spring and autumn. The Po Valley and northern plain has rainfall throughout the year. Summers are hot and winters surprisingly cold with frequent fog, frost and snow. Peninsular Italy and the islands climate differs between the coastlands and the interior. During winter the higher areas are cold, wet and often snowy with the coastal areas being mild. Summers are usually hot and dry and changeable weather is common during autumn, winter and spring

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ITALY:

Location of Italy: Europe
Local Time in Italy: GMT+1
Capital City of Italy: Rome
Population of Italy: 58 million
Language(s) spoken in Italy: Italian
Dialling Code for Italy: 39
Emergency numbers in Italy: Police: 113. Fire: 115. Ambulance: 118
Driving in Italy: Driving is on the right. Pink UK licence required or International Driving Permit. Minimum driving age is 18
Electricity in Italy: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Italy: Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: EUR: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Coins: EUR: 1, 2. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards & Eurocheques are widely accepted
Opening Hours in Italy:
Bank: 0830-1330 & 1445-1545 Mon-Fri
Office: 0900-1800
Shops: 0900-1300 & 1400-2000 (shops may close Mon am, some shopping centres open 24 hours)
Hints for Italy: Business is conducted in Italian, many executives speak French and English. Smoking is prohibited in most public buildings and on transport. On social occasions be reasonably punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 16 years
Tipping in Italy: A service charge is normally added to the bill, tips are not necessary but it is customary to leave small change, min EUR 0.50 or around 10%. Taxis round-up their fare, therefore tips are not necessary
Hotel Classification in Italy: Hotels and pensions in Italy are officially classified: hotels from 1-star up to 5-star, pensions 1-star to 3-star. But it should be noted that each province sets its own levels for grading and consequently standards for each category may vary considerably from one area to another. Some provinces award an additional top grading of "5-star de luxe" shown here as *****L. Apartments in some provinces are classified from 1st class down to 4th class. Where a property is unclassified for whatever reason no category is shown.
Import Allowances for Italy: For persons of 17 years of age or older:
Travellers entering from non-EU countries (including Canary Islands, Channel Islands & Gibraltar):
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250gr of tobacco
1 lit of spirits of more than 22% proof or 2 lit of up to 22% proof or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more that 80% volume.
4 lit of wines
16 lit wine
Other goods to the value of EUR 430 (EUR 150 for travellers under 15 years)
Travellers entering from EU countries (goods obtained duty & tax paid - guidance levels):
800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars & 1 kg of tobacco
10 lit of spirits, 20 lit of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 lit of wine (of which, a max of 60 lit of sparkling wine) & 110 lit of beer
Prohibited/Restricted in Italy: Narcotic drugs and medicinal products, arms and weapons, explosives, protected species of animals and plants, parts and derivatives of such goods

Airports in Italy:

Alghero Fertilia (AHO)
Bari Palese (BRI)
Birgi (TPS)
Bologna G. Marconi (BLQ)
Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)
Cuneo (CUF)
Elba Island Marina di Campo (EBA)
Florence Amerigo Vespucci (FLR)
Florence Galileo Galilei (PSA)
Forli International Airport (FRL)
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo (GOA)
Giuseppe Verdi (PMF)
Milan Linate (LIN)
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
Milan Orio al Serio International (BGY)
Naples Capodichino (NAP)
Palermo Falcone-Borsellino (PMO)
Rome Ciampino (CIA)
Rome Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) (FCO)
Treviso International (TSF)
Turin International (TRN)
Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Verona Brescia (VBS)
Verona Valerio Catullo Villafranca (VRN)

For further information, please contact:

UK Tourist Office
Italian State Tourist Board
1 Princes Street
London, W1B 2AY
tel: +44 20 7408 1254
fax: +44 20 7399 3567
e-mail: italy@italiantouristboard.co.uk

EMBASSY

Consulate General of Italy
38 Eaton Place
London, SW1X 8AN
tel: +44 20 7235 9371, 0906 550 8984* (recorded visa enq)
fax: +44 20 7823 1609
e-mail: consolato.londra@esteri.it
website: www.conslondra.esteri.it
hours: 0900-1200 (Mon-Fri)
* calls cost £1 per minute

Visa Office
136 Buckingham Palace Road
London, SW1W 9SA
tel: +44 20 7823 6519
fax: +44 20 7823 4449
e-mail: visti.londra@esteri.it

 
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