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Vatican City

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestScreening upon arrival
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineNone
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: May 4, 2021
Reviewed: October 15, 2021
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Vatican City has opened for visitors again, following Italy's easing of restrictions.

Can I visit Vatican City?

  • Vatican City is open for visitors, and anyone who can enter Italy may visit.
  • All visitors must book their visit in advance on the Vatican's website:

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Vatican City?

  • Vatican City has no quarantine requirements of its own, however arrivals to Italy are subject to the following requirements:

    • Arrivals from EEA countries, except San Marino and Vatican, as well as arrivals from Israel and the UK, are required to self-quarantine for 5 days.
    • Arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, are required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
    • Permitted arrivals from other countries must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Vatican City?

All visitors  to the Vatican are required to undergo a temperature check before entering.

Are guided group torus available for Vatican City?

Guided bus tours to Vatican City are operating, with capacity limitations.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Vatican City?

Restaurant services in the Vatican are open for sitting only. A reservation is required in advance, and is only permitted to eat and drink at the table.

Are all parts of Vatican City open?

Access to the Saint Peter's Basilica is closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Vatican City?

When visiting the Vatican is possible, wearing a face mask is required for the entire duration of the visit.


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