Travel Insurance for Expats in Italy

Travel Insurance for Expats in Italy

According to statistics, there are about 5 million expatriates living in Italy, about 9% of the overall population. British expats currently account for almost 60,000, with many choosing to retire to the country for its warmer southern European climate.

For those expats looking to travel away from Italy however, whether it be back to their original country or elsewhere, travel insurance should be an essential element of planning their trip.

Finding the right travel insurance product can be an issue, however, as most travel insurers will insist upon customers being a resident of the country their trip begins in to qualify for a policy; meaning expatriates need to purchase a policy from a domestic Italian insurer.

For those expatriates with pre-existing medical conditions, the issue is complicated further by the fact that the cover available to them is very limited, with most Italian travel insurers excluding cover to those with existing medical conditions.

Fit 2 Trip travel insurance provides cover to expatriates with pre-existing medical conditions, by allowing them to declare conditions online, giving them the peace of mind that they are fully protected in the event of a medical emergency.

Products are available in both English and Italian languages and can be purchased by anyone who has an Italian address and has lived in Italy for at least 6 months.