Italy travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Italy with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Italy.

Sante Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence © Icononiac -
Sante Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence © Icononiac -

Italy travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Italy with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Italy - quick facts
Flight time 2 to 3 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) Italian
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F + L plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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Italy tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Italy weather

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Italy travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Italy from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Italy.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Italy travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Italy with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Italy, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Italy covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Italy with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Do you want to learn more about Italy? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Italy.

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Italy FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Italy including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Italy due to Covid-19?

Italy is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Italy.

Check out Italian Ministry of Health for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Italy?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Italy. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Italy from the UK?

The flight time to Italy from the UK is typically 2 to 3 hours.

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What is the time difference between Italy and the UK?

The time difference between Italy and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Italy?

The main language spoken in Italy is Italian.

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What is the currency in Italy?

The currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Italy?

Italy uses electrical plug type C + F + L (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Italy?

They drive on the right side of the road in Italy.

Find out more about driving in Italy with RAC*, International Drivers Association* and Halfords*.

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