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Why do you need Travel Insurance for Italy?

Travel Insurance for Italy is essential to avoid unexpected medical bills while you’re on holiday and cancellation costs before you go. The right levels of cover will provide you with peace of mind on your travels. 

AllClear policies offer high-quality cover with flexible options.  included Superior COVID-19 cover for FREE with all AllClear branded policies. 

It’s time that you travelled to Italy with the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1.

Comprehensive cover when travelling to Italy

Italy has plenty to offer as a destination. To protect yourself and your holiday – make sure you buy comprehensive Travel Insurance. That way, you can travel to Italy with confidence.

At AllClear, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to travel. To ensure you find the right policy, we will: 

  • Help you travel with peace of mind
  • Help you understand what’s included within your chosen policy 
  • Answer your frequently asked Travel Insurance-related questions 

As the UK’s No.1 for Travel Insurance2, we can offer you: 

Superior Covid-19 Travel Insurance for Italy

40%3 of over 50s we surveyed now view Travel Insurance as more important than before the pandemic. 

With an AllClear policy, you’ll have that added peace of mind given that our Superior rated covid-cover is included for FREE. 

CEO of AllClear Travel, Chris Rolland, States that “Travel offers us all the chance to relax, explore and feel a sense of freedom, which are elements of life that we’re all limited during the pandemic. 

Now the world is re-opening, everyone should be able to enjoy the opportunity to travel safely. Designed with the knowledge of over 20 years of industry experience, we’re confident that our Covid cover can give you peace of mind when it matters most, no matter your age or medical condition.” 

We recommend that, as part of your holiday preparation, you:

  • Visit the FCDO website so that you can prepare for Italy’s entry requirements well in advance.  
  • Look into the ‘Go / No Go Travel System’ for quarantine requirements on return to the UK.
  • Buy quality Travel Insurance that includes enhanced COVID-19 cover. 

What should a Travel Insurance policy for Italy cover?

Wish to travel safely? Look for high-quality cover that includes: 

Emergency medical expenses – covers you for any unforeseen medical treatment should the worse happen while you’re away. Our policies consider all pre-existing medical conditions.

Repatriation to the UK – Without insurance, repatriation (medical transport) back to the UK can be incredibly expensive. Choose a policy that includes this for your peace of mind. 

Cancellation and Curtailment – Cancellations can occur, it’s best to be prepared, and a good policy will include cancellation cover should you need to cancel or cut short your trip. 

Baggage and personal property – Loss of property or damage can be extremely upsetting but even more so if you’re not covered for them. Protect items, such as your passport, with a policy that includes baggage and personal property cover.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Freephone to get your quote on: or

Travel Insurance for the Italian islands:

We offer Travel Insurance for: 

Sicily
Sardinia

Join the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1

Did you know that 97%4 of our customers rate us as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Great?’

Here’s what they have to say about us:

…Italy holiday insurance

“I needed to purchase holiday insurance for an Italy holiday next March. Even though both myself and my husband have health conditions to add, the system was clear and explanatory every step. Decided on the gold insurance, which covers us for Covid related concerns too. Second time I have purchased for us and would highly recommend!” – Paula

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage. Freephone to get your quote on: or

Frequently asked questions

What is the hottest time to go to Italy?

Italy is a destination that can be enjoyed any time of the year, but why not enjoy the coastline when it’s at its sunniest?

Different parts of Italy are at their hottest at different times of the year. In the south of Italy, it is hottest in August, and in the north, it is hottest in July.
At these peak times, the temperature can reach 38–42 °C.

Currently Rome is:

What does the GHIC cover in Italy?

The GHIC replaced the EHIC card following Brexit. The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) entitles you to healthcare while on holiday in Italy. However, the scheme does not cover repatriation and cancellation, so comprehensive travel insurance is still essential. 

You can apply for a GHIC here

Is it safe to travel to Italy?

As of the 22nd September the former ‘Traffic Light system’ used to categorise countries according to Covid risk changed. The ‘Green List’ and Amber List’ were merged to form a low risk ‘Go’ and high risk ‘No Go’ system. 

As of the 23rd of September, Italy is categorised as Low risk, alongside other territories and countries. This means you can travel to Italy safely without having to quarantine when you arrive back in the UK. 

For more details, visit the FCDO website.

How much is Travel Insurance for Italy?

Policies are tailored to suit the individual, and therefore the price reflects their choices, age, and medical conditions declared.

Where can I get Travel Insurance for Italy?

You can call us for free on 0800 077 777 or start a quote online.

Top Tips for Travelling to Italy

Did you know that Italy has a fountain that flows with free red wine 24/7 in the Abruzzo region? 

Below we’ve included some top tips for your visit…

Area of Travel

Travel information

Currency

Euro

Language

Italian

Emergency number

The general emergency number is 112. Police are on 113 and ambulances on 118.

Driving

You must be over the age of 18 and hold a full valid driving licence, see full details for driving abroad.

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes. You can learn and prepare for what to do before, during, and after an earthquake by visiting the Protezione Civile website.

Visa

Following Brexit, the rules for entering Europe changed on January 1st 2020. You can now enter countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

2  Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

3 Research-based those that took part in AllClear’s Summer Survey, July 2021. 1440 respondents. 

4 Based on Trustpilot reviews received during April 2021.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.