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Capital City: Rome
Official language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Population: 60 million
EU member state since: 1957

Non-EU nationals from visa-exempt nations will be allowed to visit all Schengen member states with a single application thanks to ETIAS. Those who want to see numerous European countries in a single vacation can simply depart Italy by aircraft, automobile, rail, or boat.

In the north, neighbouring France and Switzerland both offer beautiful towns, world-class ski resorts, and breathtaking alpine landscapes.

Culture and ancient civilizations enthusiasts might take a short journey to Greece or Spain. Both nations in the Mediterranean are well-known for their beaches and cuisine.

Finally, ETIAS grants tourists access to the unique mini-states of San Marino and the Vatican, both of which are located within Italian territory.

The sort of visa that foreigners must apply for is determined by their individual demands and circumstances.

Those who want to visit Italy for a short period of time and have a passport issued by a nation participating in the Schengen visa waiver programme do not require a visa. However, beginning in late 2023, they will be able to get an ETIAS authorization before travelling. ETIAS will be required for all travels to Italy shortly after the system goes operational.

Those who are ineligible to register with ETIAS will almost certainly need to apply for a Schengen visa to gain access. There are numerous sorts of Schengen visas available, and foreign people should choose one that best meets their travel needs and circumstances, such as the amount of time they want to stay in Italy and the purpose(s) of their trip.

The documentation required to enter Italy vary on the circumstances of the individual.

Travellers from ETIAS-affiliated nations will require:

  • The passport they intend to use to travel
  • An email address
  • A credit or debit card
  • Further relevant documentation such as proof of onward or return flight itinerary

Please keep in mind that in order to apply for ETIAS, your passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival.

Those who need a visa will need essential supporting papers that establish the conditions of their journey, in addition to their passport (for example, a work contract for those who are applying for a work visa.)