Italy - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Italy

  • Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people living with HIV.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Italy

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people living with HIV. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations.

A medical examination is required for those who want to work in certain professions, for example in a medical profession. The privacy of personal data is respected.

(Source: 1)

Editor’s note: the information above is accurate as of July 7, 2021


HIV treatment information for Italy

Foreign nationals - even those without means or without documentation - can get treatment at the "Servizio Sanitario Nazionale" for free. 

(Source: 2)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Italy


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Italy, Berlin, 31 January 2000
    reconfirmed by Embassy of Germany, Rome, December 10, 2007
  2. Giulio Maria Corbelli, President Plus Roma, July 7, 2021, via e-mail


updated: 7/7/2021
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