Visa requirements for Italian citizens

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Visa requirements for Italian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Italy. In 2014, Italian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 172 countries and territories, ranking the Italian passport 3rd in the world.[1]

Visa requirements map[edit]

Visa requirements for Italian citizens

Visa requirements[edit]

CountryVisa requirementNotes (excluding departure fees)
 AfghanistanVisa required[2]
 AlbaniaVisa not required[3]90 days; ID card valid
 AlgeriaVisa required[4]
 AndorraVisa not required[5]ID card valid
 AngolaVisa required[6]
 Antigua and BarbudaVisa not required[7]3 months
 ArgentinaVisa not required[8]90 days
 ArmeniaVisa not required[9]180 days
 Australia and territorieseVisitor[10]90 days on each visit in 12 month period if granted
 AustriaVisa not required[11]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 AzerbaijanVisa required[12]
 BahamasVisa not required[13]3 months
 BahrainVisa on arrival[14]14 days
 BangladeshVisa on arrival[15]30 days
 BarbadosVisa not required[16]3 months
 BelarusVisa required[17]Visas are issued on arrival at the Minsk International Airport
if the support documents were submitted not later than 3 business days before expected date of arrival.[18]
 BelgiumVisa not required[19]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 BelizeVisa not required[20]1 month
 BeninVisa required[21]
 BhutanVisa required[22]
 BoliviaVisa not required[23]90 days
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required[24]90 days; ID card valid
 BotswanaVisa not required[25]90 days
 BrazilVisa not required[26]90 days
 BruneiVisa not required[27]90 days
 BulgariaVisa not required[28]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Burkina FasoVisa on arrival[29]1 month
 BurundiVisa on arrival[30]30 days; obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport
 CambodiaVisa on arrival[31]30 days. Visa is also obtainable online.[32]
 CameroonVisa required[33]
 CanadaVisa not required[34]6 months
 Cape VerdeVisa on arrival[35]
 Central African RepublicVisa required[36]
 ChadVisa required[37]
 ChileVisa not required[38]90 days
 ChinaVisa required[39]72-hours visa free visit when in transit at Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Xi'an.
 ColombiaVisa not required[40]180 days
 ComorosVisa on arrival[41]
 Republic of the CongoVisa required[42]
 Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa required[43]
 Costa RicaVisa not required[44]90 days
 Côte d'IvoireVisa required[45]
 CroatiaVisa not required[46]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 CubaTourist Card required[47]
 CyprusVisa not required[48]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Czech RepublicVisa not required[49]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Denmark and territoriesVisa not required[50]Freedom of movement (DK); ID card valid
 DjiboutiVisa on arrival[51]
 DominicaVisa not required[52]3 months
 Dominican RepublicVisa not required[53]90 days (10 USD Tourist Card must be purchased upon arrival)
 EcuadorVisa not required[54]90 days
 EgyptVisa on arrival[55]30 days
 El SalvadorVisa not required[56]3 months
 Equatorial GuineaVisa required[57]
 EritreaVisa required[58]
 EstoniaVisa not required[59]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 EthiopiaVisa on arrival[60]
 FijiVisa not required[61]4 months
 FinlandVisa not required[62]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 France and territoriesVisa not required[63]Freedom of movement (in Regions of France); ID card valid
 GabonVisa required[64]
 GambiaVisa not required[65]90 days
 GeorgiaVisa not required[66]360 days; ID card valid
 GermanyVisa not required[67]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 GhanaVisa required[68]
 GreeceVisa not required[69]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 GrenadaVisa not required[70]3 months
 GuatemalaVisa not required[71]90 days
 GuineaVisa required[72]
 Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival[73]90 days
 GuyanaVisa not required[74]3 months
 HaitiVisa not required[75]90 days
 HondurasVisa not required[76]3 months
 HungaryVisa not required[77]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 IcelandVisa not required[78]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 IndiaVisa required[79]
 IndonesiaVisa on arrival[80]30 days
 IranVisa on arrival[81]Conditions apply.[82]
 IraqVisa required[83]Visa on arrival for 15 days at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.
 IrelandVisa not required[84]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 IsraelVisa not required[85]3 months
 JamaicaVisa not required[86]90 days
 JapanVisa not required[87]90 days
 JordanVisa on arrival[88]Conditions apply[89]
 KazakhstanVisa not required[90]15 days as part of the no-visa pilot program in period 15 July 2014 - 15 July 2015[91]
 KenyaVisa on arrival[92]3 months
 KiribatiVisa not required[93]30 days
 North KoreaVisa required[94]
 South KoreaVisa not required[95]90 days
 KuwaitVisa on arrival[96]3 months
 KyrgyzstanVisa not required[97]60 days
 LaosVisa on arrival[98]30 days
 LatviaVisa not required[99]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 LebanonVisa on arrival[100]3 months, only at Beirut airport to tourists, provided holding a telephone number and

address in Lebanon.

 LesothoVisa not required[101]
 LiberiaVisa required[102]
 LibyaVisa required[103]
 LiechtensteinVisa not required[104]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 LithuaniaVisa not required[105]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 LuxembourgVisa not required[106]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 MacedoniaVisa not required[107]90 days; ID card valid
 MadagascarVisa on arrival[108]90 days
 MalawiVisa not required[109]90 days
 MalaysiaVisa not required[110]3 months
 MaldivesVisa on arrival[111]30 days
 MaliVisa on arrival[112]
 MaltaVisa not required[113]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Marshall IslandsVisa on arrival[114]90 days
 MauritaniaVisa on arrival[115]
 MauritiusVisa not required[116]90 days
 MexicoVisa not required[117]180 days
 MicronesiaVisa not required[118]30 days
 MoldovaVisa not required[119]90 days
 MonacoVisa not required[120]ID card valid
 MongoliaVisa not required[121]30 days; until 12/2015
 MontenegroVisa not required[122]90 days; ID card valid
 MoroccoVisa not required[123]90 days; ID card valid in certain cases
 MozambiqueVisa required[124]Visa on arrival is no longer available to citizens of countries that host an embassy of Mozambique.[125][126][127]
 MyanmareVisa[128]28 days. eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon International Airport. Also visa on arrival for 28 days, if arriving from Siem Reap, Guangzhou or Phnom Penh on MAI.[129]
 NamibiaVisa not required[130]3 months
 NauruVisa required[131]
   NepalVisa on arrival[132]90 days
 Netherlands and territoriesVisa not required[133]Freedom of movement (European Netherlands); ID card valid
 New Zealand and territoriesVisa not required[134]3 months
 NicaraguaVisa not required[135]90 days
 NigerVisa required[136]
 NigeriaVisa required[137]
 NorwayVisa not required[138]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 OmanVisa on arrival[139]
 PakistanVisa required[140]Visa on arrival when travelling on business valid for 30 days. Conditions apply.[141]
 PalauVisa on arrival[142]30 days
 PanamaVisa not required[143]180 days
 Papua New GuineaVisa on arrival[144]60 days
 ParaguayVisa not required[145]90 days
 PeruVisa not required[146]183 days
 PhilippinesVisa not required[147]30 days
 PolandVisa not required[148]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 PortugalVisa not required[149]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 QatarVisa on arrival[150]1 month
 RomaniaVisa not required[151]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 RussiaVisa required[152]72-hour Visa on arrival in Kaliningrad if traveling as part of a tour group
organized by an authorized travel agent.[153]
 RwandaVisa required[154]Visa is obtained online.[155]
 Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required[156]3 months
 Saint LuciaVisa not required[157]6 weeks
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required[158]1 month
 SamoaEntry Permit on arrival[159]60 days
 San MarinoVisa not required[160]ID card valid
 São Tomé and PríncipeVisa required[161]Visa is obtained online.[162]
 Saudi ArabiaVisa required[163]
 SenegalVisa on arrival[164]3 months
 SerbiaVisa not required[165]90 days; ID card valid
 SeychellesVisitor's Permit on arrival[166]1 month
 Sierra LeoneVisa required[167]
 SingaporeVisa not required[168]90 days
 SlovakiaVisa not required[169]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 SloveniaVisa not required[170]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Solomon IslandsVisitor's permit on arrival[171]3 months
 SomaliaVisa on arrival[172]30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted
to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
 South AfricaVisa not required[173]90 days
 South SudanVisa required[174]
 SpainVisa not required[175]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 Sri LankaElectronic Travel Authorization[176]30 days
 SudanVisa required[177]
 SurinameTourist Card on arrival[178]90 days
 SwazilandVisa not required[179]30 days
 SwedenVisa not required[180]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
  SwitzerlandVisa not required[181]Freedom of movement; ID card valid
 SyriaVisa required[182]
 TajikistanVisa on arrival[183]45 days
 TanzaniaVisa on arrival[184]
 ThailandVisa not required[185]30 days
 Timor-LesteVisa on arrival[186]30 days
 TogoVisa on arrival[187]7 days
 TongaVisa on arrival[188]31 days
 Trinidad and TobagoVisa not required[189]30 days
 TunisiaVisa not required[190]3 months
 TurkeyVisa not required[191]3 months
 TurkmenistanVisa required[192]
 TuvaluVisa on arrival[193]1 month
 UgandaVisa on arrival[194]
 UkraineVisa not required[195]90 days
 United Arab EmiratesVisa on arrival[196]30 days
 United Kingdom
excluding some Overseas territories
Visa not required[197]Freedom of movement (in Constituent countries); ID card valid
 United StatesVisa Waiver Program[198]90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years, ESTA required
 UruguayVisa not required[199]90 days
 UzbekistanVisa required[200]Simplified procedure for Italian citizens.[201]
 VanuatuVisa not required[202]30 days
  Vatican CityVisa not required[203]ID card valid
 VenezuelaVisa not required[204]90 days
 VietnamVisa required[205]Pre-arranged visa obtained online through travel agencies available at Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang airports.
 YemenVisa required[206]
 ZambiaVisa on arrival[207]90 days
 ZimbabweVisa on arrival[208]3 months

Territories[edit]

Visa requirements for Italian citizens for visits to various territories, disputed areas and restricted zones:

Europe
Africa
Asia
Caribbean and North Atlantic
Oceania
South Atlantic and Antarctica


Vaccination[edit]

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.[294]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[295]

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 (except when arriving at Basra - 3 months and Erbil or Sulaimaniyah - on arrival), 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.[296] Other countries require either a passport valid on arrival or passport valid throughout the period of intended stay.

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of various categories of official Italian passports have additional visa-free access to the following countries - Algeria (diplomatic or service passports), Azerbaijan (diplomatic or service passports), Egypt (diplomatic, official, service or special passports), Kazakhstan (diplomatic passports), Kuwait (diplomatic passports), Libya (diplomatic, official or service passports), Niger (diplomatic passports), Qatar (diplomatic, service or special passports), Uganda (diplomatic passports), Russia (diplomatic passports) and Vietnam (diplomatic passports) . Holders of diplomatic or service passports of any country have visa-free access to Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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