The Roman Colosseum and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page will be continuously updated with the latest information about the coronavirus and its effects on public access to the Roman Colosseum.

⚠️ The Colosseum is closed until May 3rd, 2020.

This closure of the Roman Colosseum forms part of the emergency measures taken by the Italian Council of Ministers to contain the outbreak of the the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All museums and attractions in Italy are closed to the public this month.

Attractions closed

This includes the Roman Colosseum and the monuments that comprise the Parco archeologico del Colosseo: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Domus Aurea.

Other Attractions affected by these measures include the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Impact in numbers

The impact of the measures on Rome’s tourism industry will be significant:

  • Rome attracted 15.2 million tourists in 2018.
  • Roughly 7.6 million people visited the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy in 2018.
  • Italy expects a decrease of approximately 4.7 million international tourist arrivals due to the impact of coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Colosseum closed?

Yes, the Roman Colosseum is closed until 3 May 2020.

Can I get a refund for my Colosseum tickets?

No, but you can get a voucher if you haven’t been able to visit The Colosseum. Click here for more information.

Is it save to travel to Rome, Italy?

For travel advice, please consult your consulate, embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs.