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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC 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 UK - British DTC 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 British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
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).

Currency Restriction
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 Italian diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Italian Consulate in Manchester, England

Address: Rodwell Tower, 111 Piccadilly Street, Manchester M1 2HY

Phone: +44 (0)161 236 9024

Fax: +44 (0)161 236 5574



Office Hours: opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 12pm

Details: consular district: counties: Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Humberside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Clwyd, Gwynedd, Powys (Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire), Isle of Man.

Italian Consulate General in Edinburgh, Scotland

Address: 32 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7H

Phone: +44 (0)131 220 3695 / 226 3631

Fax: +44 (0)131 2266260



Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Details: consular district: Scotland and Northern Ireland

Consulate General of Italy in London, England (UK)

Address: 38 Eaton Place, London SW1X 8AN

Phone: 0044-20 7235 9371

Fax: 0044-20 78231609



Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am - 12pm

Embassy of Italy in London, England (UK)

Address: 14, Three Kings Yard, London W1K 4EHCheck on map

Phone: +44 (0)20 73122200

Fax: +44 (0)20 73122230



Details: Ambassador - H.E. Alain Giorgio Maria ECONOMIDES

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Italy

Capital: Rome
  • Italian;
  • 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
Population: 60,340,328
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +39

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug
Type L Italian 3-pin  L Italian 3-pin

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Travel info for Italy