For your holidays in Italy and abroad

Italy may be most popularly known for its food, art, architecture, and the floating city of Venice, but it also has the maximum number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Moreover, the country offers an abundance of nature. From mountains and islands to volcanoes, you can find everything in the beautiful and diverse Italian landscape.

Not to forget the vineyards in its gorgeous countryside.
Can’t wait to explore this diverse European country? Let’s help you prepare for it with some essential

Does Italy Require Travel Insurance?

Italy doesn’t require American tourists to buy travel insurance unless they plan to stay for more than 90 days.
However, US travelers are still recommended to carry travel insurance. Here’s why:

  • The US Department of State lists Italy as a Level 2 country in its travel directory, requiring its citizens to Exercise Increased Caution.
  • There is a high prevalence of financial scams.
  • A travel insurance policy will also cover medical treatments if need be.


Italy Travel Insurance FAQs


What documents do I need to travel to Italy?

American citizens require the following documents to travel to Italy:

Passport with at least three months validity beyond your departure date from the Schengen region and two blank pages.

Does Italy require International Medical Coverage?

Italy doesn’t require US travelers to carry international medical coverage. However, experts and seasoned travelers strongly recommend getting one.

What vaccinations are required to visit Italy?

Italy doesn’t have any official vaccination requirements for American citizens. However, the CDC recommends getting the following vaccines before traveling to Italy:

  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis
  • Routine Vaccines – Flu, Polio, MMR, Shingles, Chickenpox, and Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis


What are the neighboring countries of Italy?

Italy shares a land border with the following four countries:

  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Austria
  • Slovenia


What is the best time of year to visit Italy?

May-June and September-October are considered the best months to visit Italy. However, these also tend to be the busiest months. If you wish to avoid large tourist crowds, you may be better off traveling through Italy during March-May and October-November.

What is the local currency of Italy and its exchange rate for USD?

The currency of Italy is the euro, and its current exchange rate for USD is 1 Euro =1.07 USD.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Italy? If yes, which ones?

Unlike most other European states, cash is still the most preferred mode of payment in many parts and places of Italy. However, credit cards are gradually becoming more common. Where credit cards are accepted, both Visa and MasterCard work.

American Express credit cards are not accepted in Italy.

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