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Vatican City Travel Information

The Basics


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between late March and end October)


Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Rounded two-pin or three-pin plugs are standard.


Vatican City has not established an official language. Italian, German, French and English are all widely spoken and understood.

Local Customs

Vatican City is a Roman Catholic state, and visitors should respect local religious traditions. Modest dress is required (no sleeveless shirts and short pants or skirts), and people are expected to remain quiet in sacred areas.

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