Italy travel insurance

Thinking of a holiday to Italy? Maybe Lake Como, Venice or Milan? Or perhaps you’ve already booked up and are ready to go! Either way, InsureandGo offer a range of travel insurance policies no matter where you’re going, or what you’ll be getting up to.

All of our policies cover over 100 sports and activities and if you’re up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have a range of seniors travel insurance, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Italy, there are a few things to think about:

Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.

What’s covered with our travel insurance to Italy?

As standard, cover to Italy will include:

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Italy.

Official language(s)Italian
Places to visitRome
Lake Como
PopulationApprox. 60.6m
Plug typePlug type C, F & L,
Driving sideRight-hand side
Things to seeWhere to visit in Italy
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Italy?

No. If you’re a British citizen with a valid passport, you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy. For more information, and other entry requirements, read our page about what you need to travel to Italy.

Healthcare in Italy

British citizens should have their free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which can be used in Italy. This will cover any necessary treatments you may receive at public healthcare centres or hospitals on your trip. However, it’s important to remember to still have European travel insurance in place to be able to cover the costs of any unexpected medical treatment the EHIC/GHIC might not cover, or repatriation costs.

Find more information about healthcare in Italy here.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Italy?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our medical assistance team.

European Heatwave FAQs

Can I get a refund if I cancel due to a heatwave?

This is up to your holiday provider, who you should contact directly. You may only be eligible for a refund if there is official advice not to travel.

Is it safe to travel to Europe during a heatwave?

The FCDO doesn’t currently advise against travelling to Europe, but you should check their latest advice before you travel. As long as you plan for the weather and remain hydrated, it is safe to travel.

Does travel insurance cover heatwaves?

Unless the FCDO advises against travel to your destination, you cannot claim for choosing to cancel your trip. We can only consider claims for cancellation if you are declared unfit to travel by your doctor due to the risk of travelling to a country experiencing a heatwave. All claims would be reviewed on a case by case basis.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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