Visa requirements for Italian citizens
are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed
on citizens of Italy. In 2015, Italian citizens had visa-free or visa on
arrival access to 171 countries and territories, ranking the Italian
passport 3rd in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
Visa requirements map Visa requirements
Territories Visa requirements for Italian citizens
for visits to various territories, disputed areas and restricted zones:
Europe Abkhazia — Visa required.
Mount Athos — Special permit required. There is a visitors’ quota: maximum 100
Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox per day and women are not allowed.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park — visa-free for 3 days; must first obtain
an electronic pass. Crimea — Visa issued by Russia is
required. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus —
Visa free access for 3 months. ID Card valid .
UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus — Access Permit is required for travelling inside the
zone, except Civil Use Areas. Gibraltar — Visa not required. ID Card
valid Jan Mayen — permit issued by the local
police required for staying for less than 24 hours and permit issued by the
Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.
Kosovo — visa free for 90 days. ID Card valid
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic — Visa required. Travellers with
Nagorno-Karabakh visa or evidence of travel to Nagorno-Karabakh will be
permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan. South Ossetia — Visa free. Multiple
entry visa to Russia and three day prior notification are required to enter South
Ossetia. Transnistria — Visa free. Registration
required after 24h. Africa
British Indian Ocean Territory — special permit required.
Eritrea — visa covers Asmara only; to travel in the rest of the country, a
Travel Permit for Foreigners is required.
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Ascension Island — Entry Permit must be obtained minimum 28 days in advance.
Saint Helena — Visitor’s Pass granted on arrival valid for 42190 days for 121625
pound sterling. Tristan da Cunha — Permission to land
required for 15/30 pounds sterling for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds
sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic — undefined visa regime.
Somaliland — visa required. Asia
Hainan — Visa not required for 15 days. Hong Kong — Visa not required for 90
days. India — Protected Area Permit required
for whole states of Nagaland and Sikkim and parts of states Manipur, Arunachal
Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh. Restricted
Area Permit required for all of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and parts of Sikkim.
Some of these requirements are occasionally lifted for a year.
Macao — Visa not required for 90 days. Taiwan — Visa not required for 90 days.
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province — OIVR permit required and another special
permit is required for Lake Sarez. Tibet Autonomous Region — Tibet Travel
Permit required. Turkmenistan — A special permit, issued
prior to arrival by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is required if visiting the
following places: Atamurat, Cheleken, Dashoguz, Serakhs and Serhetabat.
Korean Demilitarized Zone — restricted zone.
UNDOF Zone and Ghajar — restricted zones.
Phú Quốc — can visit without a visa for up to 30 days.
Caribbean and North Atlantic Anguilla — Visa not required for 3
months. Aruba — Visa not required for 30 days.
Bermuda — Visa not required. Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba — Visa
not required for 3 months. British Virgin Islands — Visa not
required. Cayman Islands — Visa not required for 6
months. Colombia — Visitors arriving at San
Andrés and Leticia must buy tourist cards on arrival.
Curacao — Visa not required for 3 months.
Montserrat — Visa not required for 6 months.
Puerto Rico — Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on
arrival from overseas for 2 years. ESTA required.
Sint Maarten — Visa not required for 3 months.
Turks and Caicos Islands — Visa not required for 90 days.
U.S. Virgin Islands — Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90
days on arrival from overseas for 2 years. ESTA required.
Oceania American Samoa — Visa not required.
Ashmore and Cartier Islands — special authorisation required.
Clipperton Island — special permit required.
Cook Islands — Visa free access for 31 days.
Guam — Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival
from overseas for 2 years. ESTA required.
Niue — Visa on arrival valid for 30 days is issued free of charge.
Northern Mariana Islands — Visa not required.
Pitcairn Islands — 14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if
not going ashore. United States Minor Outlying Islands —
special permits required for Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island,
Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island.
South America Galápagos — Online pre-registration is
required. Transit Control Card must also be obtained at the airport prior to
departure. South Atlantic and Antarctica
Falkland Islands — Visitor Permit valid for 4 weeks is issued on arrival.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — Pre-arrival permit from the
Commissioner required. Antarctica and adjacent islands —
special permits required for British Antarctic Territory, French Southern
and Antarctic Lands, Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic
Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Heard Island and McDonald Islands,
Peter I Island, Queen Maud Land, Ross Dependency.
Arab League — Certain countries will deny access to holders of Israeli visas
or passport stamps of Israel because of the Arab League boycott of Israel.
Vaccination Many African countries, including
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire,
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all
incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of
Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the
passenger is coming from an infected area.
Passport validity Many countries require passport validity
of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.
Countries requiring passport validity of at least 6 months on arrival include
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, Comoros, Côte
d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq,
Israel, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar,
Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri
Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, countries requiring passport validity of at least
4 months on arrival include Micronesia, Zambia, countries requiring passport
validity of at least 3 months on arrival include Georgia, Honduras, Iceland,
Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Nauru, Panama, United Arab Emirates and
countries requiring passport validity of at least 1 month on arrival include
Eritrea, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand, South Africa. Other countries require
either a passport valid on arrival or passport valid throughout the period of
intended stay. Non-ordinary passports
Holders of various categories of official Italian passports have
additional visa-free access to the following countries – Algeria,
Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Niger, Qatar, Uganda, Russia and
Vietnam . Holders of diplomatic or service passports of any country have
visa-free access to Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe.
Right to consular protection in non-EU countries
When in a non-EU country where there is no Italian embassy, Italian citizens as
EU citizens have the right to get consular protection from the embassy of
any other EU country present in that country.
See also Visa requirements for the European Union
citizens Italian passport
Foreign relations of Italy Visa policy in the European Union