Italy Travel Insurance Requirements

Is travel insurance required to enter Italy? 

Your Visa status will determine if you need travel insurance.  For example, international tourists who require a Schengen Visa to enter Italy must have valid travel insurance to apply for an Italian visa. However, if you can travel to Italy visa-free, then travel insurance is not mandatory.  For more information, visit the Schengen website. 

Why should you buy Travel Insurance to visit Italy? 

If you have a Schengen Visa, you must purchase travel insurance to enter Italy and other Schengen countries.  We recommend purchasing a trip cancellation insurance policy that provides additional coverage if something unforeseen were to occur while visiting.  Our Trip Cancellations policies also offer benefits for trip delay and trip interruption and on select plans, we offer the Cancel for Any Reason Benefit. 

What do you need to know about visiting Italy? 

If you are considering visiting Italy soon, check out our recent blog post

Do Trawick International trip cancellations plans cover COVID-19? 

Yes, our plans treat COVID-19 like any other sickness. To learn more about how our plans treat Covid-19 visit our Covid FAQ page

Optional Cancel for Any Reason coverage: 

On select trip cancellation plans, Trawick International offers the hard to find Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) benefit that provides reimbursement for 75% of the prepaid, nonrefundable, forfeited payments you paid for your trip if you cancel your trip for any reason not otherwise covered by this policy - like border closures or travel bans.  This coverage MUST be purchased with the initial policy and within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. (This benefit is not available in every US state). 

How much does travel insurance cost?

Many factors contribute to the cost of your travel insurance, such as your age, trip cost, length of trip, and other factors.  Please remember when you purchase a trip cancellation plan with Trawick International to include all non-refundable travel expenses so you can recover the investment if your trip is canceled or interrupted. 

When should I buy travel insurance? 

We recommend purchasing travel insurance within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date and include all prepaid, nonrefundable trip costs. By doing this, you will be eligible for CFAR and Financial default on a select trip cancellation plan. Please remember you can still purchase travel insurance after 21 days, but you may not be eligible for certain travel benefits. 

Does this plan cover mandatory COVID testing to reenter the USA? 

Effective January 26, 2021, all travelers flying into the United States will need to show a negative COVID-19 test before reentering the country. Airlines will be responsible for confirming the negative test results for all passengers before they board a flight to the United States. The cost of this mandatory test is not a covered benefit under any of our travel insurance plans. If a traveler does not receive the test results in time, this would not be a covered travel delay/trip interruption benefit.  Travelers need to make sure to plan accordingly to make sure their results will be received before their flights are scheduled to depart.  In the event someone has a positive test, there could be travel delay coverage available to cover costs for additional accommodations due to quarantine. 

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