Italy is one of 26 member countries of the Schengen Agreement, under which 22 EU countries (all but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK) plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland have abolished checks at common borders.
The visa situation for entering Italy is as follows:
- Citizens or residents of EU & Schengen countries: No visa required
- Citizens or residents of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand & the USA: No visa required for tourist visits not exceeding 90 days per 6-month period
- Other countries: Please refer to the Italian Ministry of External Affairs’ website to find out if you need a visa for Italy
Please note visas will take at least between 2-4 weeks to be issued. Participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure they receive their visa in time.