Foreign travel advice
Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum.
On 27 October 2016 there were 2 earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 and 6.1 near Visso in Macerata province in central Italy. Emergency teams are present and there are reports of extensive damage and road closures. Before travelling to the region, check local news reports and the Italian Civil Protection website for more information and advice.
Rome Ciampino airport will be closed from 14 to 29 October 2016 for runway maintenance. Contact your airline or travel company for more information about your flight.
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.