Tourist information for Italy
British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Italy. For more information about entry requirements, contact the Italian Embassy.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Italy.
If you’re visiting Italy you should get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK.
Mount Etna has been erupting with increasing frequency sending plumes of ash into the air. Monitor local media and contact your airline if you are concerned about possible disruption to flights.
There is low-intensity volcanic activity on the island of Stromboli. Further information on Stromboli and other volcanoes around the world can be found on the Stromboli online website.
Many parts of Italy lie on a major seismic fault line. Minor tremors and earthquakes are almost a daily occurrence. To learn more about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake visit the Protezione Civile website.
The currency of Italy is the Euro.
If you need urgent help because something has happened to a friend or relative abroad, contact the consular assistance team on 020 7008 1500 (24 hours).
If you’re abroad and need emergency help, please contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
If you have a question about this travel advice, you can email us at TravelAdvicePublicEnquiries@fco.gov.uk