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Italy Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Italy

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Italy. We detected travel advisories from 9 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

Italy shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Italy), the Advisory Index is 4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Vatican (5), San Marino (4.5), Switzerland (4), Austria (3.8), Slovenia with 3.8 and France with 3.6 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Italy

There are currently 314,861 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Italy. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 35,894 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Italy.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 3.6 out of 5.0.

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: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Italien, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19. Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Italien, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Rom har de seneste ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Italy due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19. Improved ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/italy

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you're in Italy, you can now move freely between all its regions. You'll need to complete a self-declaration form before you travel to Italy. In all public spaces, you must follow social distancing protocols and use face coverings or protective masks in line with regional measures. Monitor and follow the advice of local authorities. For more information on ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/italy

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 18th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.2 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from July 22nd 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.6 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Italy to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.7 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Italy to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from June 11th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.9 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government decreased their existing warning for Italy to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from June 9th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 4.1 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for Italy to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from May 15th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 4.2 to 4.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 28th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 4.3 to 4.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 27th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 4.2 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government removed their warning for Italy with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 4.1 to 4.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Italy to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 11th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.7 to 4.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Italy to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 10th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.1 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The New Zealand government increased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Flag of Australia

The Australian government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 9th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 4th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from February 29th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 2.4 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Italy to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from February 27th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 2.3 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from February 26th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 2.2 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from February 25th 2020

The total rating for Italy changed from 1.8 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

Flag of Finland

The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Italy to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Flag of Austria

The Austrian government issued a new warning for Italy with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

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

Flag of United States

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

Flag of Denmark

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

Flag of Finland

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

Flag of Ireland

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

Flag of New Zealand

The New Zealand 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 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 9 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Italy.

Is it safe to travel Italy in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Italy. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Italy?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 9 individual sources for Italy.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Italy?

There are currently 314,861 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Italy. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 35,894 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.