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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Italy Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Italy is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Italy is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.7 / 5

Italy shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Italy), the Advisory Index is 1.7 (average value over all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somewhat dangerous: France (2.5), Switzerland (1.5), Austria (1.3), Slovenia (1.3), San Marino with 0 and Vatican with 0 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Italy

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Italy.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Italy from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Italy due to terrorism.  Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Italy. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/italy-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Italy due to the threat of terrorism.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/italy

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt tryggt resmål. Se upp för ficktjuvar. Demonstrationer förekommer. Undvik folksamlingar.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IT

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft, og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Italien. Du bør dog være opmærksom pga. risikoen for lommetyve og indbrud i parkerede biler.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/italien/

Individual rating changes for Italy

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Italy. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Italy changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 2.0.

About Italy

Italy with its capital Rome is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly larger than Arizona (301,230 km²). The country is located Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. The climate can be described as predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south. The landscape is mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands. With a population of about 58.15 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Rome
Population about 58.15 million
Size 301.230 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Arizona
Common languages German, French, Italian, Slovenian
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +39
Internet Top Level Domain .it
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 IT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ITA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 380

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Italy is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain damaging lakes
  • air pollution from industrial emissions such as sulfur dioxide
  • coastal and inland rivers polluted from industrial and agricultural effluents
  • inadequate industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities

Natural hazzards

  • land subsidence in Venice
  • regional risks include landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding
  • significant volcanic activity; Etna (3,330 m), which is in eruption as of 2010, is Europe's most active volcano; flank eruptions pose a threat to nearby Sicilian villages; Etna, along with the famous Vesuvius, which remains a threat to the millions of nea

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Italy. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. ceramics
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. food processing
  5. footwear
  6. iron
  7. machinery
  8. motor vehicles
  9. steel
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. dairy products
  3. fish
  4. fruits
  5. grain
  6. grapes
  7. olives
  8. potatoes
  9. soybeans
  10. sugar beets

Italian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Italy.

Export products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. engineering products
  5. foodstuffs
  6. minerals
  7. motor vehicles
  8. nonferrous metals
  9. production machinery
  10. textiles

Import products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. energy products
  5. engineering products
  6. food
  7. minerals
  8. nonferrous metals
  9. textiles
  10. tobacco

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Italy?

Italy is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Italy is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Italy in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Italy.

How many travel advisories do you know for Italy?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Italy.

What is the size of Italy?

Italy has a size of 301,230 km² or 116,306 mi² which is slightly larger than Arizona.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.