Wineries, scenic views, cooking courses, and historic landmarks have positioned Italy as one of the world’s most popular destinations. More than 50 million tourists visit Italy each year. As more travelers continue to visit popular Italian destinations, travelers are spending more on their experience.
- Italy has been the second most popular international destination for U.S. travelers every year since 2012
- The average cost of a trip to Italy is more than $4,300
- More travelers taking trips to Italy are concerned about terrorism than travelers going to any other country
Italy Travel Insurance Fast Facts
Italy has remained the second most popular international destination for U.S. travelers every year since 2012, behind only Mexico, according to Squaremouth sales data. While Mexico is more popular in terms of the number of U.S. residents buying travel insurance, they are spending significantly more on their trips to Italy. The average insured trip to Italy for U.S. residents costs $4,354.
Terrorism is a major concern for many U.S. residents planning trips to Italy. Travelers going to Italy buy more travel insurance policies specifically for Terrorism coverage than travelers going to any other country.
Squaremouth’s Italy Travel Insurance Recommendation
For most travelers taking trips to Italy, a comprehensive travel insurance policy with cancellation coverage and medical benefits is best. These policies typically cost between 5% and 10% of their total trip cost.
The main covered reasons under Trip Cancellation is an illness or injury of the traveler, their traveling companion, or their family member. However, most policies with Trip Cancellation coverage have multiple other covered reasons, including terrorism and severe weather, that can cover travelers who are unable to take their trip. These benefits are included as part of the Trip Cancellation benefits, and do not increase the cost of a policy.
Squaremouth recommends at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage for a trip to Italy, and $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. However, with many travelers spending multiple weeks in Italy for their trips, a policy with higher coverage amounts may be better.