the Vatican announced the beginning of work of museums from 1 June, two days before the opening Italy’s borders to European visitors three months later, Talon. The visit may be by appointment only to limit the number of people and reduced time input, according to the portal catholicnewsagency.com.
All visitors will need to wear masks, in addition, at the entrance they will measure the temperature. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Museum visits will be limited to groups up to ten people.
the Vatican Museums was out of work for 12 weeks. The government of Italy announced the closure of all museums and archaeological sites across the country on 8 March. For the period of the quarantine order in museums were supported by around thirty employees. In total, the Museum sector employs about one thousand people, among whom are administrators, conservators, art historians and agents for the sale of tickets.
the Italian government has announced the opening of regional and international boundaries 3 June, which will allow tourists from the EU to visit Italy without the requirement of quarantine. The Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte said that it will create conditions for the restoration of the tourism industry.
meanwhile, the Vatican museums, visited by millions of visitors, which annually brings about $ 87 million of income in 2015. In the months when the museums were closed because of the pandemic, the Vatican, probably lost millions of dollars.