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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Italy?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Italy?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Italy?
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Italy is a beautiful country containing beaches, mountains, ancient history and vibrant industry. From the ruins of Rome to the splendor of Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice to the home of Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, Italy has unforgettable sights.

When you get tired of sightseeing, sit down at a cafe for authentic pizza, local pasta or unforgettable desserts and that's not even mentioning the coffee! If you're planning on visiting the country, here are some tips on safety and on travel health insurance for Italy.

Travel Requirements for Italy

International travelers visiting Italy will need to have travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 (about $50,000 USD) to satisfy the Schengen Visa requirements.

For non-U.S. residents, travel insurance must be purchased before the issuance of your Schengen Visa. With several travel Insurance plans to choose from, VisitorsCoverage can help you decide which one is right for your needs.

We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements. 

If you’re an American citizen traveling from the U.S. needing to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including Covid-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in Italy

If you travel to Italy, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. As of June 2022, all Covid entry requirements have been lifted. This could change quite quickly, though. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating. 
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care. 

Other health and safety recommendations include:. 

  • Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip. 
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. 
  • Contact your airline or travel agency prior to travel.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently, international and American citizens traveling to Italy should exercise increased caution during their visit due to some outbreaks of Monkeypox. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Italy Travel Advisory website. 


Maintain Personal Security: 

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State. 
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft. 
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for Italy.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Pneumonia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Shingles

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation 

To enter Italy, your passport is recommended to be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. There must be two blank pages for stamps. 

A tourist visa is not required for stays under 90 days within each 180-day period.


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