Summary

This travel advice page also covers the Vatican City.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Italy

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

Travellers should be aware of the volcanic activity and the associated release of hazardous gases on the island of Vulcano, including around the port area. On 22 November, local authorities advised that all non-resident visitors and tourists will be prohibited from the island for one month. If you’re planning travel to Italy, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.

Approximately 4 million British nationals visit Italy every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Italy, visit our Living in Italy guide in addition to this travel advice.

Forest fires are a risk during the extended summer months. See Forest fires

If you’re visiting a ski resort, take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before you travel and familiarise yourself with local skiing laws and regulations. For more information about the avalanche risk, visit the European Avalanche Warning Service website. See Safety and security

High waters known as “acqua alta” are a common occurrence in Venice and can cause flooding in parts of the city. See Flooding

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

Terrorist attacks in Italy can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112 (police), 118 (ambulance) or 115 (fire).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.