Vatican City Visa (Holy See)

Vatican City Visa (Holy See)

Do you need a visa to visit Vatican City?

Despite the fact that it is not a member of either the European Union or the European Economic Area, the Vatican City maintains an open border with Italy and is thus considered to be part of the Schengen Area. Due to the fact that the Vatican City can only be reached through Italy, accessing the Vatican City without first entering the Schengen Area is not conceivable; as a result, the Schengen visa restrictions apply de facto. In spite of this, since the Vatican City does not have any tourist accommodations (such as hotels or rental flats), it is nearly impossible to spend the night as a visitor in the city.