About travel with an Italian passport

The Henley Passport Index ranks Italy in 4th place among other countries in terms of the accessibility of visa-free countries.

Italian passport enables traveling to 153 visa-free countries. It is a great mobility score. Only a few countries have a better result.

Italian passport holders may choose between most European countries and many other destinations.

In this article, you will find a list of all visa-free countries open for Italians, 33 destinations that accept electronic visas, and 38 where an on-arrival visa is available.

New travel opportunities for Italian citizens with visa-free countries

Exploring foreign countries may be a great experience. However, you must apply for a travel permit to reach most destinations. Visa-free access opens new travel possibilities to eligible passport holders.

Without visa-limited entries and stays, you can decide how long you want to stay abroad. You may travel through different countries, meet people and enjoy the flexibility of visiting new places.

How to apply for an Italian passport 

The Italian passport is one of the strongest in the world. Possessing it, you have visa-free access to almost every European country and many non-European countries.

To apply for an Italian passport, you must be a country citizen. There are a few ways to meet this requirement.

  • by birth
  • by marriage
  • by descend (when at least one parent is an Italian citizen)
  • through permanent residence
  • by investment

You must register an appointment at the passport office and provide a completed application in person to apply for a passport.

Required supporting documents depend on the way you became a citizen. Mostly you will need an ID card, birth certificate, passport photographs, a former passport, marriage certificate, etc.

The benefits Italians have with visa-free access

Dealing with paperwork can effectively diminish the joy of preparing for a trip. It is why many travelers prefer to choose visa-free destinations.

This way, they save time and money on the visa application process. With no need to wait for visa approval, they can prepare for a journey in minutes, and it is helpful, especially if they want to take the opportunity to buy a cheap ticket.

A valid passport is usually the only document needed to enter a foreign country, which reduces stress connected with border controls upon arrival. If you want to enjoy flexible and stressless travel, check what visa-free destinations you are eligible to explore.

153 countries where Italian passport holders don't need a visa

Italian passport visa-free countries 

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • South Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran Free Trade Zones
  • Macao
  • Sabah and Sarawak
  • Palestine
  • Taiwan
  • Phú Quốc
  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Montserrat
  • Puerto Rico
  • Sint Maarten
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Brest and Grodno
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kosovo
  • South Ossetia
  • Svalbard
  • Transnistria
  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands

You will also find information about 33 countries available with an electronic visa and 38 countries with an on arrival visa.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Jordan
  • Maldives
  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Myanmar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Somaliland
  • Hainan
  • Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Niue

Electronic visa countries

  • Suriname
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Sudan
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Russia
  • Myanmar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ascension Island


How to know if you can enter the country visa-free?

To check what visa-free countries you are eligible to enter, visit an embassy or check the embassy's website. The list will vary depending on what country you come from. You will have more countries to choose from if your passport is strong.

What to do if your destination is not a visa-free country?

When traveling to countries that require visas, you must apply for them earlier to receive the approved document on time. Crossing the border without a travel permit is not possible. If you apply for an online visa, remember to print it as an electronic version is not enough to enter the country.

What to do before traveling to non-visa-free countries

Ensure your passport will not expire within 6 months from the planned arrival date. Check what visa types are available and choose the best option for you. If you apply for an electronic visa, don't forget to print the approved document and carry it with you during travel.

Is research of different visa requirements an essential thing to do before traveling?

Whether you're planning a trip for business or pleasure, it's important to ensure you have all the necessary visa requirements. The visa requirements can differ depending on the country you're traveling to. Checking them ensures that your trip goes smoothly and you have no problems.

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