Archive for the Traveling to Italy Category

How to request a refund or compensation in the event of denied boarding, flight cancellation, or extended flight delay

Regulation (EC) no. 261/2004 establishes how to request a refund or compensation in the event of denied boarding (overbooking), flight cancellation, or extended flight delay. Any traveler can personally request a refund and/or compensation (that goes from € 250 to € 600) by going onto the website of the airline company and filling out a form, or sending a request via email or via regular mail. Under Italian provisions, the period within which passengers can request compensation is 2 years from the event.  1) Introduction  Regulation (EC) no. 261/2004

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Maximum amount of liquids transportable on an aircraft in hand luggage

With reference to the transport of liquids in hand luggage, they must be carried in individual containers with a capacity no greater than 100 milliliters in a single transparent resealable plastic bag of a capacity not exceeding 1 liter. All liquids purchased from any duty free zone or on airplanes can be carried in hand luggage on condition that the purchased items and their receipts remain sealed inside the security bag. 1) Maximum amount of liquids transportable on an aircraft in hand luggage Under EU Regulation no. 246/2013, starting from January 31,

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Prohibited items on an aircraft in hand or checked luggage

The European Union has drawn up a list of items that travelers are not allowed to carry on an aircraft in hand and/or in checked luggage for security reasons (e.g. guns, baseball bats, toy guns, sprays, knives or razor blades, corkscrews, explosives, fireworks and acids). Prohibited items on an aircraft in hand or checked luggage The European Union has drawn up a list of items that travelers are not allowed to carry on an aircraft for security reasons, which, therefore, concerns Italian airports. The list of prohibited items in the cabin of an

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Rules to follow for security checks in order to enter the gates areas in Italian airports

ENAC has established a few simple rules concerning liquids, clothes, electronic devices, and metal items that must be observed by travelers who find themselves in an Italian airport. Rules to follow for security checks in order to enter the gates areas in Italian airports The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has established the following rules to be observed by travelers who find themselves in an Italian airport. In order to facilitate checks at security checkpoints (metal detectors) the traveler is obliged to: show

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European Small Claims Procedure

EU Regulation no. 861/2007 established a “Small Claims Procedure” which is applicable in all EU Member States except Denmark. The European Small Claims Procedure intends “to improve access to justice by simplifying cross-border small claims litigation in civil and commercial matters (thefts, debt collection, etc., e.n.) and reducing costs. “Small claims” are cases concerning sums under EUR 2,000 (…). Judgments delivered under this procedure are recognized and enforceable in the other Member States without the need for a declaration of

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Limits to the transport of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, etc.) into and out of Italy

Under European and Italian provisions there are limits to the quantities of tobacco products that private citizens can freely purchase and carry within EU countries and from non-EU countries to EU countries (and thus Italy) for personal use. Under Italian law, there is no specific limit to the export of tobacco products from Italy to non-EU countries. However, travelers must take into account the individual limits set by the country of destination.   Limits to the transport of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, etc.)

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Limits to the transport of personal belongings into and out of Italy

There are no limits to what private persons can buy and carry with them when they are traveling within the EU (and so into and out of Italy), as long as the products are for personal use, except for some specific goods subject to excise duty such as tobacco and alcohol. There are a few restrictive (and outdated) limits to the import into Italy of personal belongings by travelers coming from non-EU countries. Under Italian law there is no specific limit

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Limit to the transport of cash to Italy

It is possible to freely enter or leave the Italian soil carrying an amount of cash (banknotes, coins, traveler’s chèques, bearer negotiable instruments, etc.) lower or equal to € 9,999.99. Anyone entering or leaving Italy and carrying cash of an amount equal to or greater than € 10,000 shall declare that sum of money to the Italian Customs Agency. There is no distinction between EU and non-EU countries.  1) Allowed quantity of cash In accordance with Legislative Decree 195/2008 there is a limit to the transport of

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Limits to the transport of alcohol into and out of Italy

Under European and Italian provisions there are limits to the quantities of alcohol and alcoholic beverages that private citizens can freely purchase and carry within EU countries and from non-EU countries to EU countries (and thus Italy) for “personal use”. Under Italian law there is no specific limit to the export of alcohol and alcoholic beverages from Italy to non-EU countries. However, travelers must take into account the individual limits set by the country of destination. Limits to the transport of

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