No vaccinations are required to enter Italy or to reenter the U.S. and Canada.
Emergency Telephone Number
For Medical Emergency dial 118
Healthcare and MedicalAssistance
Tourists requiring urgent medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency room (airports and many train
stations also have medical teams and first aid facilities). Those with serious illnesses or allergies should always
carry a special note from their physicians certifying in detail the treatments in progress or that may be necessary.
Pharmacies (Farmacia), generally follow shops times (approx. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:00 to 7:30
p.m., Monday to Saturday, but in large cities many are open no-stop. Night-time service is provided on a shift
basis. Business hours and night shifts are displayed outside of each chemist's (they are also published in local
papers). Before departure, it is advisable to procure a document certifying coverage by the national health-care
Health Services and Insurance Policy
Italy has no medical program covering U.S. and Canada citizens. Therefore, U.S. and Canadian tourists are advised
to take out an insurance policy before traveling. First Aid Service (Pronto Soccorso) with a doctor on hand is
found at airports, ports, railway stations and in all hospitals. Medicines can be obtained only from the pharmacy,
whether they are on prescription or over the counter.