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The grand reopening of Vatican Museums after lockdown

The grand reopening of Vatican Museums after lockdown

Feb 23, 2021

We are happy to say that the Vatican has opened the doors of the Museums after a lockdown on 1th of February 2021. This magnificent museum welcomes its visitors after this pandemic so that they can enjoy the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and all the other masterpieces of art, history, and faith in the Pope’s collections, therefore, remaining safe with the measures taken against the virus.

The museums will be open Monday through Saturday, to accommodate families and students, and the entry fee has been reduced. Feel free to travel with our tours, to remain safe and to get the best offers with ideal deals, skip-the-line tickets, and have the best of experiences.

Tourists all over the world are excited to visit the treasures of this museum, we have plenty of tours ready for this new journey that you will be taking. Our tours in Vatican Museums will make you dive into the curiosities and explore all their magical halls. Do not forget that to enter it is required to make online reservations, choose our tours and you won’t need to do so, we will take charge of you.

The reopening after covid-19 closure

The past year has been very difficult for museums across Europe, they were forced to shut during national lockdowns and then required strict measures, by social distancing rules to allow entry to far fewer people. Making this museum a “luxury” to be visited somehow, since not everyone would have the chance to book in time. The last time they were forced to close their doors to the public for an extended period was in the summer of 1943, the time when the Allies began bombing Rome under German occupation during World War II and remained close for 14 months.

The reopening of Vatican Museums is a small step to amuse the people in this hard time of pandemics, of course being safe and getting along with the covid-19 restrictions. Hopefully, there will be further steps with the vaccine and the relief from this pandemic, to get back to normal life as we used to, and not struggle to pre-book for visiting these amazing places.

Vatican museums reopened

The limitations of entrance

We can say that the opening of Vatican Museums is still far from back to normal, and there will be a reduced number of visitors, who are urged to pre-book. Our tours are very flexible in this case, feel free to explore our tours and the special opportunities that we offer.

The galleries will be almost empty, to reduce the gatherings and huge crowds of visitors. We have arrived at a point where visiting these museums looks like a great opportunity at this stage.

With the restrictions of Covid-19, the museums will be less crowded, with the temperature check in the entrance, the masks, social distancing, to remain safe. On the other hand, this is a good opportunity to enjoy all this beauty in peace. As we all know, when in a museum, the only thing you hear is the voice of the guide and the steps of the visitors, I’ll let you imagine the tranquility that the reduction of these steps will give you. It will be an amazing experience, feeling the peace that these halls will give you and enjoying the fascinating masterpieces that will nourish your sight.

The restrictions to remain safety

Due to covid-19, of course, the number of visitors will be reduced but choosing our tour you will be a priority. Masks and social distancing are still mandatory for the entrance to this museum, this way you will be facing strict rules to maintain safety. It is also very important to not touch the museums’ surfaces and use the sanitizers as required to not contaminate the virus.

Group visits will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, who will need to maintain at least three feet of distance from each other, with the opportunity to use audio guide devices provided by the museums. Therefore, the place will be sanitized frequently to maintain the safety of the next groups of visitors due to the volume of tourists. It is also important to follow the guide instructions in any case.

The culture and society need to keep working as earlier, I am sure that the visitors can’t wait to enjoy the beauty of these museums. Luckily, you cansimply buy our tickets, and enjoy skip-the-line entry, without waiting in the queue.

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