How To Get The Vaccine In Italy as a Foreigner

You might have wondered how to get the anti-Covid vaccine in a foreign country, as a tourist or a non-resident person currently living abroad. The concern around the anti-Covid vaccination meets doubts and concerns also around the volunteers that, under the European Solidarity Corps, are already carrying out their activities in another country or are about to.

No worries, we’ve got you covered.

Based on our experience, we are able to give you the details to get the anti-Covid vaccine as a foreigner in Italy.

The Anti-Covid Vaccination In Italy

Our experience area covers just Italy, so if you are currently volunteering as foreigner in another EU country please refer to your National Agency or ask directly to your hosting organisation for help.

Moreover, the vaccination process may vary from region to another. Keep in mind to check on the process that best suits your situation.

How To Obtain a Fiscal Code in Italy

The very first thing to do, is to get a Fiscal Code, if you don’t have one already.

In Italy, the Anti-Covid vaccine is available to anyone with a National Fiscal Code, which is your reference identification number. The Fiscal Code is a code made up of letters and numbers on the basis of your first name, family name, date and place of birth and it is used by the Public Administration to identify the citizens living in Italy. All those living in Italy need to have their own.

The first step is therefore, if you don’t have one already, to get your Fiscal Code from Agenzia delle Entrate, the fiscal agency of the public administration.

To receive your Fiscal Code it is necessary to fill out the Form called “Modello AA4 8“, that you can easily find for download. After that, the process goes entirely online.

The second step is to send by email (your personal email) the “Modello AA4 8” to the Agenzia delle Entrate office closest to you. To find out which offices are near you, check out the website. In 1-working day you will receive an email attesting your Fiscal Code, which is mandatory to book an anti-Covid vaccine.

The Vaccination in Lombardy Region

In Lombardy Region, once obtained your Fiscal Code, you have to access the Vaccination Portal. You will see different option. Click on “Clicca qui” as showed below.

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Scroll down, click on the green button “Prenota Vaccino” and in the middle of the page you will see the following copy:

Click on “link” in green. This is necessary to pre-register and validate your Fiscal Code. Insert the information required: your new Fiscal Code, your First and Second Name (“Nome”, “Cognome”), your birth date (“Data di nascita”), and your telephone number (“Numero di telefono”) (when providing your telephone number, please remember that it must be an Italian telephone number. If you don’t have one already, you can use someone else’s number, as long as it is an Italian one). Eventually, click on “Invia“. Your Fiscal Code can take up to 72 hours to be validated.

We invite you to keep on trying to book your anti-Covid vaccine in any case, as the public administration will not tell you when your Fiscal Code is ready to be used.

Once your Fiscal Code is validated, go back to the Vaccination Portal. Click on “Prenota Vaccino” (do not insert your data here) and scrolling down, in the middle of the page, you will see the following copy:

Click on “link” in green.

Going further, you will see the following page in which you have to select “Cittadino straniero in emersione” under “Seleziona tipologia”. And then to insert you Fiscal Code, under “Codice Fiscale o Codice Univoco”.

Remember to flag the Data Protection release.

And finally click on “Accedi“, on the bottom of the page. You will be asked to provide further information on the area where you are living in, therefore the city/town/village and the related postal code.

You will then be able to see which time-slots are available for booking and choose the one that your prefer.

The Vaccination in Italian Regions

The online process to book an anti-Covid vaccine in Italian regions other than Lombardy do not vary. The only difference is that the online process must go through the following Vaccination Portal: Vaccinazione in Italia. The steps showed above are exactly the same on this (even) different website.

What to do Next

Once booked your anti-Covid vaccine, you will receive a QR code. Such QR code must be shown when going to your appointment. Please also remember to bring your identification documents and your Fiscal Code. 

We do not have enough information about getting the second vaccine dose in a different country, meaning that if you have already been vaccinated in your home country and willing to get the second dose in Italy, this is still not possible, as the European public administration are still on the way to be coordinated.

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  • Teresa Marcantuoni
    05/08/2021 at 9:40 am

    I need to get the second vaccine in italy my first dose was in April so I am over due as the article states there was no news on receiving a second dose in italy has anything changed? I am in Lazio region I am an Italian citizen registered with Aire as non resident.

    09/08/2021 at 6:27 pm

    I wanted to vaccinate but i don.t non how to go about it

  • Shayn
    11/08/2021 at 5:12 am

    Hi, do you know if Italy will provide vaccine for international students? My son is a minor starting school in Italy, and he doesn’t have time to get two doses here and leave.
    thank you,

  • Malanding sowe
    18/08/2021 at 4:54 pm

    I want to take my vaccination but my tessa saniteria is expired it’s possible to have and appointment?

  • shachar oz
    22/08/2021 at 10:34 am

    thank you for this SUPER helpful article. i am a resident and working in emilia romagna (fully vaccinated now). my wife is not yet a resident.
    the only issue with this process is that not all regions are supported in the list. i can see: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Marche, Calabria, Sardegna, Sicily. but not the others (we are in Emilia Romagna.

    is it legal if we go ahead and book for Marche, for example (since its the closest region to us)?
    thanks a lot

  • Marta Kalczynska
    24/08/2021 at 5:18 pm

    why I can not pick the region Toscana?

  • Ananthakrishnan Mohan
    27/08/2021 at 4:48 am

    I am a foreign student in Italy. Can I get my vaccine in Italy without being registered to the national health services? (Without Tessera Sanitaria)?

  • Leila ramos
    01/09/2021 at 9:02 am

    Please I need help, I want to take a vaccine but I don’t have yet the health card or the tesera di sanitaria because I didn’t done yet but I have my codice fiscale printed on my permeso d soggiorno I’d..please where I can go and take a vaccine I’m here at roma.

  • Obazee blessing
    06/09/2021 at 10:28 pm

    My vaccine code number

  • Renata Bossi
    22/09/2021 at 12:41 pm

    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for this. The most helpful breakdown and I am finally booked to get my vaccine tomorrow! The biggest relief.

  • KCVL
    23/09/2021 at 4:55 pm

    Unfortunately this is no longer working.. When trying to book an appointment outside the Lombardy region, you can only choose 5 other regions (in the south) to schedule your appointment.

  • Isaac yaw adom
    24/09/2021 at 7:19 pm

    I want to get appointment for vicini

  • fiona willoughby
    30/09/2021 at 3:06 pm

    This is a great article but it has not been updated since July, Can you please update the information in the last paragraph about the 2nd vaccine being given in Italy to people that have had their first vaccines in UK?
    That would be really helpful !

    Many thanks

  • Demetri Zacharopoulos
    05/10/2021 at 1:33 pm

    I havd vaccinated but canot get digital vreen pass no body knows what to do only. Ask health card.

  • Anton louw
    27/10/2021 at 12:12 pm

    I live in italy with MY Italian wife in province OF viterbo. I need to get vaccinated but receive no assistance from hospitals or pharmacies. Can u assist please

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