Staying in Italy

To stay in Italy, every foreign citizen must have:

  • Passport (or another document valid for leaving the country, or a passport, round-trip ticket,
  • Entry visa or residence permit.
  • Health insurance (and in some cases, a surety policy as well)

All foreign citizens applying for an entry visa or residence permit for Italy must demonstrate to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin that they have taken out health insurance guaranteeing coverage for any medical expenses.

The requirement for health insurance for foreign citizens is regulated by “European Legislation.

” Article 15 of the European Regulation No. 810/2009 “VISA CODE” establishes that Schengen visa applicants must prove that they have adequate insurance coverage for medical treatment and hospitalization due to injury or illness and for repatriation expenses, for the period of stay, with a minimum coverage of €30,000, valid for the national territory and extended to the Schengen Area.

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