AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING ITALY
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorization will be required for every Australian 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 Australia 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 authorization will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian 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 Australian diplomatic offices in Italy
Australian Consulate in Venice, Italy
Address: CastelBrando, Via Brandolini 29, 31030 Cison di Valmarino, Italy
Phone: (39) 04 389761, (39) 0438 976417
Fax: (39) 04 976 000
Australian Consulate-General in Milan, Italy
Address: 3rd Floor, Via Borgogna 2, Milan 20122, Italy
Phone: +39 02 776 741
Fax: +39 02 776 74242
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:15
Details: H.E. Mike Rann
List of Italian diplomatic offices in Australia
Consulate Italy in Adelaide
Address: 398 Payneham Road, Glynde, South Australia 5070
Phone: ( 61 8) 83370777
Fax: ( 61 8) 83651540g
Office Hours: 9.15 am - 1 pm (from Monday to Friday) Wednesday also in the afternoon 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Details: Consul: Mr. Tommaso Coniglio
Italian Consulate in Perth, Austalia
Address: Level 2, 1292 Hay Street , West Perth WA 6005
Phone: (08) 9322 4500
Fax: (08) 9322 9911
Office Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 9 am 1 pm Wednesday : 9 am -12 am and 2 pm - 3 pm Thursday - Friday 9 am -12 pm
Details: Consul: Mr Giorgio Taborri
Italian Consulate in Brisbane, Australia
General Consulate of Italy in Sydney, Australia
General Consulate of Italy in Melbourne, Australia
Address: 509 St.Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Office Hours: 9 am -1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm (Monday) 9 am -12 pm (Tuesday to Friday)
Details: Consul General: Mr. Marco Cordella Matacotta
Embassy of Italy in Canberra, Australia
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Area: 301,230 KM2
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