AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING ITALY
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Italy starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Italy. All tourists entering Italian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Italian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Italian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Italian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (1L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Italy with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
List of American diplomatic offices in Italy
Consular Agency of United States in Palermo, Italy
Address: Via Vaccarini, 1, 90143 PALERMO
Phone: (+39) 091.305.857
Fax: (+39) 091.625.6026
Consulate General of United States in Naples, Italy
Consulate General of United States in Milan, Italy
Address: Via Principe Amedeo 2/10, 20121 Milano (Italia)
Phone: (+39) 02.290351
Fax: (+39) 02 2903 5440 / (+39) 02 2900 1165
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30 and 13:30-17:30
Consular Agency of United States in Genoa, Italy
Address: Via Dante, 43, 16121 Genova
Phone: (+39) 010.584.492
Fax: (+39) 010.5533.033
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Consulate General of United States in Florence, Italy
Address: Via Lungarno Vespucci, 38, 50123 Firenze
Phone: (+39) 055.266.951
Fax: (+39) 055 284088
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Embassy of United States in Rome, Italy
Address: Palazzo Margherita, Via Vittorio Veneto 121, 00187 Roma, Italy
Phone: (+39) 06.46741
List of Italian diplomatic offices in United States of America
Italian Consulate General SAN FRANCISCO
Address: 2590 Webster St., San Francisco, CA , 94115
Phone: (415) 292-9210, (415) 931-4924
Fax: (415) 931-7205
Office Hours: Office hours: Monday through Friday: from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon Visa Office hours: Open to the public only on Monday and Thursday from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm.
Details: Jurisdiction: Alaska, California (except the following counties: Imperial Valley, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, which fall within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Los Angeles), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Hawai'i. Also, the following American territories of: Guam, Caroline Islands, Yap, Northern Mariana Islands.
Italian Consulate General NEW YORK
Address: 690 Park Ave. , New York, NY, 10021
Phone: (212) 737-9100
Fax: (212) 249-4945
Office Hours: Office hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00 Open to the public: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.30
Details: Jurisdiction: The Consulate General in New York provides services to residents in the States of New York and Connecticut and the British Territories of Bermuda Islands. It can issue visas also for a portion of New Jersey (Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren).
Italian Consulate NEWARK
Address: One Gateway Center - Suite 100, Newark, NJ , 07102
Phone: 1 (973) 643 1448
Fax: 1 (973) 643 3043
Office Hours: Opening Times: The Consulate is open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Details: Jurisdiction: The Consulate of Italy in Newark provides services to residents in the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren.
Consulate General of Italy in Miami, United States
Address: 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 590 , Coral Gables, FL 33146 , United States
Details: Jurisdiction: Alabama, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Florida, Georgia, Island of Saba, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, South Carolina, Turks and Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, United States
Address: 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Phone: (310) 820-0622
Fax: (310) 820-0727
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Thursday the Offices of the Italian Consulate General are closed.
Details: Jurisdiction: Arizona, California (The following counties: Imperial Valley, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura), New Mexico, Nevada.
Consulate General of Italy in Houston, United States
Address: 1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 660 , Houston, Texas 77056 , United States
Phone: 713-850 7520
Fax: 713-850 9113
Details: Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, United States
Address: 1026 Public Ledger Building, 100 South 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3470, United States
Phone: 215 592 7329
Fax: 215 592 9808
Office Hours: Office Hours for the General Public: Monday through Friday 9:00 - 12:00 Office Hours for Visa applications: Mon.- Wed. - Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm
Details: Jurisdiction: The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia provides services to residents in the following States: Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Jersey (only the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem. The remaining counties are under the jurisdiciton of the Consulate General in New York for visas and for all other matters under the jurisdiction of the Consulate in Newark), ** Maryland (except for the counties of Montgomery and Prince George which fall under the jurisdiction of the consular section of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC) and Virginia (except for the counties of Arlington and Fairfax which are also under the consular section of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC).
Consulate General of Italy in Detroit, United States
Address: 535 Griswold, Suite 1840, Detroit, MI , 48226, USA
Phone: (313) 963-8560
Fax: (313) 963-8180
Office Hours: Open to the public: MON - FRI from 9:00am until 12:00 noon, and WEDNESDAY also from 2.00pm to 4.00pm Telephone inquiries are taken until 4:00pm. Our U.S. Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.)
Details: Consul of Italy in Detroit: Marco Nobili Jurisdiction: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, United States
Address: 500 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1850, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
Phone: (312) 467-1550/1/2
Fax: (312) 467-1335
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.30
Consulate General of Italy in Boston, United States
Address: 600 Atlantic Avenue 17th floor, Boston, MA 02210 , United States
Phone: +1 (617) 722-9201/02/03
Fax: +1 (617) 722-9407
Office Hours: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Details: Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Embassy of Italy
Address: 3000 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20008 , United States
Phone: 12 02 612 4400
Fax: (202) 518-2151
Office Hours: - The Offices of the Consular Section are open to the public from 10:00am until 12:30pm Monday through Friday. - The Notary Office is open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. - The Visa Office is open to the public from 10:00am until 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German-speaking);
- French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region);
- Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Area: 301,230 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +39
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