Europe Odyssey Tours General Guidelines
- Group sizes will be limited to 10 people maximum.
- Visitors are encouraged to maintain social distancing of 1 meter between persons.
- Masks are required, covering the nose and mouth, for every individual when inside all museums, monuments, churches, historical sites, cafes, and restaurants.
- Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizing stations where available.
- At many sites, each visitor will be subjected to a body temperature check, and anyone with a temperature of 37.5° C (99.5°) or more will not be allowed to enter.
- It is advised not to touch your face, nose or mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
- Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 600 people at day.
- For security reasons all visitors shall be screened. To facilitate the security checksplease insert any object (including mobile phone) in the backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
- It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing bottles and glasses containers, alcoholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica
- On the day of the visit you must observe with extreme precision the time on the booking voucher (for example: those who have booked for 10.00 a.m. may enter no earlier than 10.00 a.m. and no later than 10.15 a.m.). Once the fifteen-minute phase has passed, the Guard Corps staff who are responsible for checking the voucher will be able to prevent access to the Museums and, in this case, no refund will be available.
- The exit that provides direct access from the Sistine Chapel to Saint Peter’s Basilica will remain closed until further notice.
- Masks, gloves, and proper social distancing required during the visit
- The Temple of Mithras is currently still closed.
- Visits last 2 hours, as usual, with a maximum of 80 persons at a time in order to ensure compliance with safety distancing in the rooms.
- The museum’s services such as the ticket office, bag deposit, and bookshop have been relocated outside, on the left of the museum, in order to limit the time that visitors spend inside the building to what is strictly necessary.
- The audio-guide service and guided tours have been temporarily suspended.
- Groups are not admitted.
- The visit is one way only to decrease crowding in any areas.
- It should be noted that in this phase the following services are suspended: cloakroom, bookshop, and rental of audio guides and tablets.
- Given the ongoing emergency, it should be noted that the maximum number of people admitted is determined by the possibility of keeping the interpersonal distance of at least 1 metre (1.80 m highly recommended). Once the maximum number has been reached, the staff prevents access to other people, and allows next visitors in line to enter accordingly and only if at least one meter apart from each other.
- Groups of no more than 5 people + a guide are allowed.
- To ensure a one-way safe route, some rooms (musical instruments, side rooms from the 200 and 300, first floor) will remain temporarily closed.
- In the museum it is possible to download for free both for iOS and for Android, the App “The Right Distance” created by Opera Laboratori fiorentini: based on bluetooth technology, it warns the visitor by emitting a vibration when the distance with other tourists falls below the set threshold.
- The Museum does not have a wardrobe, therefore visitors with large bags and backpacks, helmets, etc. will not be allowed to enter.
- The toilets are accessible ONLY at the end of the visit.