Vatican City, Apr 8, 2021 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures.
“Considering the continuation of the health crisis and the still uncertain situation, we communicate that, at the moment, the Vatican Museums and Gardens are expected to reopen to the public from Monday, May 3,” a message on the Vatican Museums website said.
The Vatican Museums reopened in February and the first half of March, after having been closed from Nov. 5, when the Italian government implemented tighter coronavirus restrictions, closing all museums in Italy.
Throughout the pandemic, the Vatican Museums have followed the Italian government’s measures. During a national lockdown in the spring of 2020, the museums were closed for a total of 12 weeks before reopening on June 1.
The Vatican Museums have published a five-page document listing the new rules for visitors.