ETIAS for Canadians traveling to Italy (or any other country in the Schengen Area) will be a requirement in 2021 . The ETIAS application for Italy will be straightforward and will not take longer than several minutes.
The ETIAS visa has been designed to strengthen the security of the Schengen Area. Travelers will be screened during the ETIAS application process which means that anyone who poses a security risk will be identified and prevented from entering the region.
In recent years, many of Europe’s cities have been struck by terrorism. The ETIAS visa for Europe will make Italy, and the rest of the Schengen Area, safer for both tourists and locals.
The ETIAS Europe visas will be valid for 3 years and will allow visitors to spend up to 90 days (in any 180-day period) in the Schengen Area.
How can Canadians apply for ETIAS to visit Italy
Canadians will be able to apply for the ETIAS visa waiver to Italy by completing the application form online. The form will include a range of questions. Applicants will need to enter their name, date of birth, address, passport details, travel plans, and other security-related information.
To obtain an ETIAS visa, Canadian travelers will need to meet the ETIAS requirements for Italy. This includes having a valid passport and paying a fee using a credit or debit card.
Traveling to Italy from Canada with the ETIAS visa waiver
ETIAS visa waiver will be sent to applicants once they have been approved. Canadians will be able to travel to Italy by presenting their ETIAS visa at the border, along with their passport.
Travelers can move freely between the Schengen countries once they have entered the region. There are no internal, hard borders between the participating countries, only a singular, shared border.
Basic information about Italy
Italy is located in the heart of the Mediterranean and has a population of 61 million. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia and contains two microstates: San Marino and the Vatican City.
Italy, the home of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, has left its mark on world culture and history. Rome is a living museum and full of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Venice, Florence, and Milan are popular destinations and many tourists just go to Italy to experience the culture, including the incredible food on offer.
Passport and document requirements
Canadians will need to have a valid passport to successfully apply for an ETIAS Italy tourist visa. The passport used in the application must be the same as the passport used for traveling, if not the ETIAS visa will not be valid.
ETIAS visas will be attached to specific passports and will not be transferable. This means that if your passport expires, your ETIAS EU visa will no longer be valid and you would need to reapply.
Italy has an incredible 53 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country in the world. Whether you want to see spectacular scenery such as the Italian Alps, masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci, or just enjoy Italian culture and lifestyle, there is something for everyone.
Rome is the best place to see the ruins and relics from the days of the empire. Jaw-dropping sites such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum never fail to impress. Venice, the city built on water, is one of the prettiest places is perfect for a romantic trip.
Florence is a captivating city, and perfect for those who want to experience Italian culture but avoid the chaos of Rome. It is the capital of Tuscany and home to numerous masterpieces of art and architecture. Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture and Duomo, the city’s cathedral, are a couple of the highlights.
Italy also has an incredible, breathtaking range of landscapes. The Alps are ideal for a skiing holiday and Italy has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. There are also over 450 islands and world-class vineyards to discover.
Health Information for Travelers to Italy
The standard of healthcare is high throughout Italy though hospitals in north are generally better than those in the south. Canadians should make sure they take out a comprehensive insurance policy to cover any emergency medical costs. For minor illnesses and injuries there is a range of over-the-counter medication available from pharmacies.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the following vaccinations :measles, mumps, rubella, polio, pertussis, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B.
- If you take medication bring it in its original packaging, clearly labelled.
- The number to call an ambulance is 112.
- Tap water is safe to drink.
Canadian embassies and consulates in Italy
Embassy of Canada in Rome
Address: Via Zara 30, Rome, 00198
Telephone: +39 06-85444-1
Consulate of Canada in Milan
Address: 3, Piazza Cavour, 6th floor, Milan, 20121
Telephone: +39 02 6269-4238