On 31 December 2020, the UK departed the European Union.


Due to the Withdrawal Agreement, the rights of UK nationals resident in the EU before 31 December 2020 will be protected, though there will be different registration schemes.


The Italian government announced that, starting from 1 January 2021, the UK has been added to Annex II of EU Regulation 2018/1806: British citizens, therefore, do not need a Schengen short-stay visa to spend up to 90 days in Italy within a period of 180 days.


On the contrary, those planning to stay in Italy for more than 90 days are subject to National visas requirements according to the Italian standard immigration provisions applicable to third-country citizens.


A different path is to be followed for British citizens already resident in Italy and registered as residents as of 31 December 2020.


When entering Italy, the UK passports will be stamped on entry and exit, and UK nationals should use the non-EU border gates.


If the UK national is resident in Italy, to prove the status he might be required to show the residency certificate or the Withdrawal agreement attestation.   To stay informed, we suggest to consult the Gov.uk website and the guidance for UK nationals.