Private Insurance

According to the Italian health system, a health insurance must satisfy the following requirements:

  • covering expenses in case of emergency treatment, urgent hospitalisation and repatriation expenses;
  • provide full coverage for healthcare risks (maternity included)*;
  • cover the entire duration of your stay in Italy (including a validity and expiry date);
  • provide for the policy-holder's repatriation to their country in case of serious illness;
  • be either in English or translated into Italian (authenticated by the Italian Embassy/Consulate);
  • be valid throughout the Schengen area.


 * entry visa health insurance should cover a minimum of €30,000 for emergency hospitalisation and repatriation expenses. It must be valid throughout the Schengen area.



Things to know

Be aware that local Questura could not accept private health insurance underewritten out of Italy without an official document from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country stating its validity. 
For more information please get in touch with you host organization.


A proof of health insurance must be submitted for residence permit (first issue and renewal).

For further information, please contact the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence.