The Italian tourist visa is issued to Nigerians who are traveling to Italy with the intention of sightseeing, recreation, and relaxation. Foreigners wishing to enter Italy for short-stays can do so by obtaining a Schengen Visa to Italy. This visa is a single-entry visa, and it is valid for 90 days. San Marino and the Vatican City – two European microstates located within Italy – are considered part of the Schengen Area although they did not officially sign the particular documents of the agreement Health insurance for the whole territory of Italy and the Schengen Area covering all kinds of medical emergencies is mandatory. Minimal health insurance coverage for the Schengen Zone is €30,000. A document that shows you have a reserved flight, to enter and leave Italy must be provided. This document should specify flight numbers, dates, and your details. Foreigners who are self-employed are required to provide a Certificate of Business Incorporation and Tax Clearance Certificate. Proof of sufficient funds must be provided. The Italian authorities want you to prove you have the necessary financial means to support yourself throughout your stay in Italy. You will need to prove you have the following amount depending on the length of your stay: Up to 5 days – The overall amount is 269.60€ per person and 212.81 per two and more persons. 6-10 days – The daily amount is 44.93€ per person and 26.33€ per two and more persons. 11-20 days – The overall amount is 51.64€ per person and 25.82€ per two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€ per person and 22.21€ per two and more persons. Over 20 days – The overall amount is 206.58€ per person and 118.79€ per two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€ per person and 17.04€ per two and more persons. Tourists can be fined or detained for buying counterfeit goods (usually fashion accessories). The import of medications into Italy by courier services or by mail is strictly regulated by Italian Customs laws. Italian customs clears all incoming shipments of medications, even small amounts for personal use, and will allow them to clear customs only upon presentation from the receiving party of a statement signed by a physician licensed in Italy, certifying: That the medication is essential for the patient, that he/she would be put in a life-threatening situation without it. That there is no substitute or equivalent medication available on the Italian market. Travelers must purchase train, bus or metro tickets and validate them by punching them in validating machines prior to boarding (usually near the entrance of the train or metro or on the bus). Tickets may be purchased at tobacco stores or kiosks. Failure to follow this procedure may result in an on-the-spot fine by an inspector on the train, bus or metro. If the violator does not pay the fine on the spot, it will automatically double and be forwarded to the violator’s home address. Fake documents will result to you being ineligible for this visa.