Foreign travel advice

Italy

Summary

Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck central Italy during the early hours of 24 August. If you’re in the affected area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities. Civil Protection in Italy have activated an international hotline +39 06 828 888 50 for information. Within Italy you can also call 8008 40840 or 808 555 for the dedicated Lazio line.

The affected regions of Lazio, Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo each have websites giving advice to travellers. The state police website also provides updates about roads that are damaged.

For more about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake visit the Protezione Civile website See Natural disasters

Demonstrations may occur with little or no warning in cities. You should avoid any protests, political gatherings, or marches.

Approximately 3 million British nationals visit Italy every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you are visiting a ski resort you should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before you travel and  familiarise yourself with local skiing laws and regulations. See Winter Sports

If you’re planning to visit Rome for the Holy Year of Mercy (8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016) see this information and advice issued by the British Embassy in Rome.

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.