Useful information

"Coronavirus" emergency, instructions for visits to the Vatican Museums

To access the Vatican Museums it is obbligatory to wear a mask to cover the nose and mouth. The mask must be worn throughout the visit.

Each visitor will be subjected to mandatory body temperature measurement.
Access will be denied to anyone reaching or exceeding a body temperature of 37.5 ° C.

Inside the Museums it is necessary to maintain the interpersonal distance of one meter.

We recommend that you comply with health regulations to contain COVID infection: wash your hands often (sanitizing liquid is available in the Vatican Museums), do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands, avoid being less than a meter from other people.

Useful information for the visitors

It is possible to take pictures without flash inside the Vatican Museums.
It is strictly forbidden to take photos and film inside the Sistine Chapel.

Inside the Vatican Museums there is a free cloakroom service. Prior to entry, visitors must hand over suitcases, luggage, backpacks, and unsuitable packages. Video cameras, tripods and umbrellas are also to be delivered.

Knives, scissors and other metal tools are to be stored in the wardrobe.

It is forbidden to bring alcohol and spirits into the Vatican Museums and it is forbidden to consume food and drinks inside the rooms.

In the Vatican Museums there are special containers (in the areas outside the visit) where waste can be abandoned.

Authorization from the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage is required for the reproduction or design of the works on display.

Security checks by metal detectors are required before accessing the Museums.

The access of animals to the museums, even of small size, is prohibited. Guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired are an exception.

There is no Wi-Fi in the Vatican Museums and the use of mobile phones is not recommended. It is absolutely forbidden in the Sistine Chapel.

In the Vatican Museums it is forbidden to smoke (even electronic cigarettes).

In the museum there are relaxation areas with seats.

Inside the Sistine Chapel, visitors are asked to observe absolute silence.

The use of laser pointers inside the museum is prohibited.

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