Travel insurance for Italy

The National Health System is free for Italian citizens.

The emergency room is free for people living in the European Union, including Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. In case of emergency the number to call is 112 ( at the moment this number is active in the following regions: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio (put 06 in front), Liguria, Lombardia, Piemonte, Sicilia Orientale, Valle d’Aosta and in the Province of Trento and Bolzano). In the other regions call 118. If you don’t need immediate attention, make sure to first call your insurance company to know which are the affiliated hospitals

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Before coming to Italy is strongly recommend to purchase a health insurance policy for the entire period of your visit. There are many insurance companies out there and we suggest to spend some time to find the best option for you before leaving. The general philosophy is: pay something now so you don’t have to pay a lot afterwards!

Some options can be found down here.

VisitorsCoverage Inc.

Who is VisitorsCoverage?
We’re an insurtech company revolutionizing the way travelers search for, compare, purchase and manage their travel insurance.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we’re disrupting the global travel insurance industry by innovating consumer-focused marketplace resources to help travelers find the best travel insurance plans available anywhere in the world.

Our Story
VisitorsCoverage was founded in 2006 to not only satisfy the insurance needs of international travelers, but to do it differently. Built on the belief that choosing the best travel insurance should be simple, we set out to empower travelers to make informed decisions through the power of technology.

For over fifteen years, we’ve been dedicated to improving the travel insurance industry and helping travelers around the globe. And today we continue to innovate for the best travel insurance solutions to the challenges of the ever-changing travel landscape.

Chapka Travel Insurance

Chapka Assurances has been an insurance broker specializing in travel insurance since 2002. Backed by a consolidated experience over time, we continuously create insurance solutions to meet the needs of tourism professionals and individuals.

Chapka Assurances was born from the desire to make insurance accessible to all, making contracts understandable, simplifying their subscription and facilitating reimbursements. Independent travelers subscribe their travel insurance 100% online.

Chapka’s recipe for success: Transparency, reactivity, simplicity and a pinch of audacity: these are the ingredients at the base of our success!

Insurance for all trips:
Chapka insures all travelers: for short stays or long trips, for a world tour, for a period of volunteer work, but also for those who study, who do an internship or who leave as an au pair abroad. We specialize in working holiday visa programs. We also insure foreign citizens in Italy.