What travel documents are needed for a holiday in Italy?
Italy is part of the Schengen zone common travel zone.
Visa requirements | no visa is required for stays up to 90 days for travellers from the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the UK | Schengen Zone passport holders have no entry visa requirement | from elsewhere check with Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Entry requirements | EU/EEA nationals will only need to present an identification document to enter Italy | Non-EU/EEA travellers wishing to visit Italy, San Marino or the Vatican, need to present the following at the Italian port of entry:
- A valid passport or travel document. Valid for at least three more months beyond the planned departure date, and issued within the last 10 years.
- A visa – if required.
Additional visa information | a short-stay visa to enter Italy and any other member country of the Schengen zone is required if you belong to one of the following categories:
- You are the national of a third-world country that has not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states
- You are the national of a third-world country that has signed a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but you were previously rejected from entering Italy or any other Schengen country.
Embassies and consulates
Rome hosts over 200 foreign embassies. In addition there are consulates and honorary consulates in many of Italy’s largest cities.
A complete list can be found on the website of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.