Visitor Requirements in the Vatican

Dos & Don’ts in the Vatican


  • Wear an attire to cover your shoulders and knees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Carry some Euros as the Vatican does not accept credit cards if you want to make a purchase.
  • Consider bringing a pair of binacolours and a bottle of water per person.
  • Bring you cameras but remember to deactivate the flash in some rooms.
  • Have a meal before the tour or a snack in your pocket, for it is a long tour.


  • Do not carry pocket knives, wine openers or long umbrellas
  • Do not carry large back packs. Photo attached of what is acceptable.
  • Do not take photos or videos in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Do not wear skirts-shorts above your knee.
  • Do not bear shoulders in the st.peter’s basilica. At least cover with a scarf.
  • Men should not wear hats inside the St.Peter’s Basillica