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Eligibility for the First Aid Pass

Foreign pilgrims coming to Italy for the extraordinary event of the Jubilee can pay a contribution - prior to their arrival in Italy - in order to be entitled to hospital emergency healthcare free of charge.

Paying the contribution, pilgrims will be entitled to emergency healthcare in Italian National Health Service hospitals (both public and accredited private) free of charge. In case of non-payment of the contribution, pilgrims will be liable for the full fees applying in the Region where the hospital is, and may claim afterwards for reimbursement from their health insurance provider.

Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of some countries do not have to pay the contribution.

Important: the payment of the contribution does not replace any legally required health insurance policy.

1. Who can apply for the First Aid Pass?

Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of the following countries (table 1) can apply for the First Aid Pass:

TABLE 1 - Countries without a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Italy
AfghanistanChileGuinea BissauMalaysiaPapua New GuineaTaiwan
AlbaniaChinaHaitiMaldivesParaguayTajikistan
AlgeriaColombiaHondurasMaliPeruThailand
AndorraComorosHong KongMarshall IslandsPhilippinesTimor-Leste
AngolaCongoIndiaMauritaniaQatarTogo
Antigua and BarbudaCongo (Democratic Republic)IndonesiaMauritiusRussian FederationTonga
ArmeniaCosta RicaIranMexicoRwandaTrinidad and Tobago
AzerbaijanCôte d'IvoireIraqMicronesiaSaint Kitts and NevisTurkey
BahamasCubaIsraelMongoliaSaint LuciaTurkmenistan
BahrainDjiboutiJamaicaMoroccoSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesTuvalu
BangladeshDominicaJapanMozambiqueSamoaUganda
BarbadosDominican RepublicJordanMyanmarSao Tome and PrincipeUkraine
BelarusEcuadorKazakhstanNamibiaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates
BelizeEgyptKenyaNauruSenegalUnited Republic of Tanzania
BeninEl SalvadorKiribatiNepalSeychellesUnited States of America
BhutanEquatorial GuineaKosovoNew ZealandSierra LeoneUruguay
BoliviaEritreaKuwaitNicaraguaSingaporeUzbekistan
BotswanaEthiopiaKyrgyzstanNigerSolomon islandsVanuatu
BruneiFijiLaosNigeriaSomaliaVenezuela
Burkina FasoGabonLebanonNorth KoreaSouth AfricaViet Nam
BurundiGambiaLesothoNorthern Mariana IslandsSouth KoreaYemen
CambodiaGeorgiaLiberiaOmanSri LankaZambia
CameroonGhanaLibyaPakistanSudanZimbabwe
CanadaGrenadaMacaoPalauSuriname 
Central African RepublicGuatemalaMadagascarPalestinian National AuthoritySwaziland 
ChadGuineaMalawiPanamaSyrian Arab Republic 

 

Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of countries with a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Italy (Argentina, Australia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, FYROM, Montenegro, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, Tunisia), if they do not fall under the categories covered by the agreement (table 3), can apply for the First Aid Pass.

 

2. Who does not need to apply for the First Aid Pass?

Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of EU countries, EFTA countries or French Overseas Departments (tabel 2) does not need to apply for the First Aid Pass.

TABLE 2 - EU Countries, EFTA Countries, French Overseas Departments
EU countries

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

United Kingdom

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countriesIceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
French Overseas DepartmentsFrench Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion


Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of an EU country, an EFTA country or a French Oversea Department will have to bring with them the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) issued by their country or the provisional replacement certificate. Presenting the EHIC to the doctor or the hospital of the Italian National Health Service (public/private accredited), pilgrims will be entitled to all necessary healthcare - even if not urgent – free of charge, except for possible co-pay fees that are not reimbursable.

Important: pilgrims not presenting the EHIC will be liable for the full fee for any healthcare received and may claim for reimbursement from their health insurance provider upon return to their country.

Pilgrims registered with the National Health Service of countries with a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Italy (Argentina, Australia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, FYROM, Montenegro, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, Tunisia), if they fall under the categories covered by the agreement, will have to bring with them the form specified in the table 3. Presenting it to the doctor or the hospital of the Italian National Health Service (public/private accredited), they will be entitled to emergency healthcare free of charge, except for possible co-pay fees that are not reimbursable.

Important: pilgrims from these countries but not falling under the categories covered by the agreement (table 3) can apply for the First Aid Pass.

TABLE 3 - Countries with reciprocal healthcare agreements with Italy - coverage for temporary stays
Country of originCategories covered by the agreementForm to be requested prior to departure
ArgentinaPensioners and their family membersForm I/RA-1
AustraliaAll Australian citizensMediCare card and passport
Bosnia Herzegovina
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
Form 7
Brazil
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
Form IB/2
Cape VerdeAll Cape Verdean citizensForm111
FYROM
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
Form 7
Montenegro
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
Form 7
MonacoAll Monaco citizensForm MIC/8
San MarinoAll San Marino citizensForm ISMAR/8
Serbia
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
Form 7
Tunisia
  1. workers employed in the private sector and self-employed
  2. pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  3. dependants of workers and pensioners of the above mentioned categories
  4. survivors of the above mentioned categories
Form ITN/11

 


Publication date: 11 december 2015
First Aid Pass The Jubilee ended on 20 November 2016 - THE ONLINE FORM IS NO LONGER ACTIVE
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