List of tourist attractions closed in Europe due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

List of tourist attractions closed in Europe due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)



This overview is a work in progress. We will add attractions as we find news about closures.

Over the last days, the coronavirus is dominating headlines in Europe. In this overview we will list all touristic hotspots that are closed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Our aim is to make a single source for all closed attractions and tourist sites due to the coronavirus. So far we are tracking attractions that either have closed recently or where there is considerable news coverage about a possible closure.

Outside Europe, we have seen several major tourist attraction close. In Japan, several theme parks including Disneyland and Universal Studios closed for several weeks. Meanwhile in Europe, major trade shows, including the world’s largest tourism fair ITB Berlin, have been cancelled.

Since we are trying to keep up with an ongoing situation, this list might not be complete or correct. We link to official sources where we can. Verify all information before you rely on our or any other website. Please inform us about new closures, errors or re-openings on Twitter It is our aim to tell you which tourist attractions in Europe are closed due to the coronavirus.



Coronavirus list of closed European tourist attractions

wdt_IDCountryCityTourist AttractionStatusWebsiteLast updateAdditional info
1FranceParisLouvreClosedhttps://www.louvre.fr/en28.03.20Closed until further notice.
2FranceParisEiffel TowerClosedhttps://www.toureiffel.paris/en/28.03.20Closed until further notice.
3FranceParisVersaillesClosedhttp://en.chateauversailles.fr/28.03.20Closed until further notice.
4FranceParisArc de TriompheClosedhttp://www.paris-arc-de-triomphe.fr/en/28.03.20Closed until further notice
5FranceParisSacré-CœrClosedhttp://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/english/28.03.20We assume the church to be closed. Check with church or local authorities.
6FranceParisMosée d'OrsayClosedhttps://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/accueil.html?cHash=1030a57d4828.03.20Closed until further notice.
7FranceParisMontparnasse TowerClosedhttps://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/en/28.03.20Closed until further notice.
8FranceParisDisneyland ParisClosedhttps://www.disneylandparis.com/en-us/28.03.20Closed until further notice (at least until the end of March).
9ItalyVeniceDoge's PalaceClosedhttps://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/home/28.03.20Closed until further notice.
10ItalyVeniceSaint Mark's BasilicaClosedhttp://www.basilicasanmarco.it/?lang=en%2F28.03.20Closed until further notice.
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Louvre, Paris, France

The Louvre (temporarily) closed on March 1 due to the Coronavirus
The Louvre (temporarily) closed on March 1 due to the Coronavirus
  • Current status: CLOSED
  • Remark: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Louvre is taking measures to limit the number of people in the museum. Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets will be guaranteed entry.
  • Official website: Louvre.fr/en
  • Closed on March 14, 2020.
  • Last update: March 13, 2020
  • Paris crowd predictions: LOWERED

On Sunday March 1, the famous French museum Louvre closed its doors. On its website the Louvre reported that the museum has been delayed on Sunday. The museum stated that ‘The Museum cannot open at the moment’. Reuters reports that the museum closed due to a staff meeting. A spokesperson of the Louvre, cited by the newswire, adds that the was expected to open after the meeting between management, personnel and the staff doctor. On March 4, the museum opened its doors again and is seemingly operating as usual. On March 9, the Louvre started limiting the number of people in the museum. Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets or those entitled to free admission will be guaranteed entry.



Milan Duomo, Milan, Italy

Duomo Milano closed immediately after the outbreak in Northern Italy and reopened on March 1.
  • Current status: CLOSED
  • Official website: DuomoMilano.it/en
  • Reopening: Not before April 3.
  • Last update: March 9, 2020
  • Milan crowd predictions: ADJUSTED

Il Duomo in Milan closed after the Coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy on February 24 and remained closed until March 1 2020. The Duomo will take measures to prevent the spread of the virus and will introduces staggered and organized access to avoid crowds of people. Access to the Rooftops will only be possible on foot (no lifts).

Update March 8, 07:37: All museums in Milan are forced to close their doors due to government’s lock down decree.

Update March 11 08:46 (CET): To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Louvre is taking measures to limit the number of people in the museum. Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets will be guaranteed entry.
Update March 10 16:45 (CET): The museum is open but is asking those that have recently been to high risk areas to postpone their visit.
Update March 9 08:20 (CET): The Louvre now states on its website: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Louvre is taking measures to limit the number of people in the museum.
Update March 4 12:04 (CET): The Louvre has reopened (source)
Update March 4 08:52 (CET): Museum still says doors will open ‘as soon as possible’. For now that means the museum is closed.
Update March 3 20:31 (CET): Website states that on March 4, the museum will open ás soon as possible’.
Update March 2 12:47 (CET): New update: similar to March 1, the Louvre has ‘delayed opening’ and it is unclear if the museum will open today.
Update March 2 07:47 (CET): No updates published. Website still gives a pop up message that the Louvre is closed on Sunday March 1.
Update March 1 16:46 (CET): Louvre remains closed the rest of Sunday.

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy

Teatro alla Scala on Avoid Crowds
  • Current status: CLOSED
  • Official website: TeatroallaScala.it
  • Reopening: Not before April 3.
  • Last update: March 9, 2020
  • Milan crowd predictions: ADJUSTED

The famous Milan opera has been closed as the Italian government has banned all public events. The ban is formally in place until March 8 but a quick peak on the website shows that operas have been cancelled for a longer period of time.

Update March 8, 07:37 (CET): All museums in Milan are forced to close their doors due to government’s lock down decree.

Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), Venice, Italy

Doge’s Palace in Venice closed from February 24 to March 1

On February 24, Italian authorities responded to the outbreak of the coronavirus in northern Italy by closing multiple tourist attractions. Doge’s Palace and all other museums that are part of Musei di Venezia officially closed until March 1. Several museums reopened on March 2 but not all. Doge’s Palace is now open. Please check the official website for the latest information.

Update March 8, 07:37 (CET:) All museums in Milan are forced to close their doors due to government’s lock down decree.
Update March 5 08:23 (CET): Venice Museum Foundation, which also operated Doge’s Palace, has launched an information page about reimbursements.
Update March 2 07:42 (CET): Doge’s Palace reopened. Bell tower and some tours remained closed. Source: Official twitter account



St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy

Saint Mark's Basilica closed to the public until March 1.
Saint Mark’s Basilica closed to the public until March 1.

St Mark’s Basilica is closed until at least March 8. The website previously stated that: From 24 of February to 1 of March 2020 for reasons of public security St. Mark’s Basilica and Bell Tower will be closed to visitors.
This has now been updated and the website states that it is closed between March 2 and March 8.

Update March 8, 07:37 (CET:) All museums in Milan are forced to close their doors due to government’s lock down decre
Update March 3 20:38 (CET): Website’s Italian section now displays a message that the basilica remains closed between March 3 and March 8. There is limited room for prayer.
Update March 2 19:34 (CET): Website’s Italian section now displays a message that the basilica remains closed on March 2. Unclear what happens on March 3.
Update March 2 07:42 (CET): On the website it still states that the Basilica will be closed until March 1. No information on reopening has been given so far.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower Coronavirus

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is operating as normal and has not impacted by the coronavirus so far. Although the official website now has a page informing the general public to take protective measures, the attraction is open.



This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Are there any tourist attractions closed in Barcelona, Munich, Leon, Black Forest area of Germany?
    We are hoping to take a road trip from Munich to Barcelona, via Leon and Avignon.

  2. Thank you for your comment! We have not come across closures apart from Northern Italy (Venice & Milano) or the Louvre (Paris). We recommend checking the websites of all attractions you intend to visit. Meanwhile, we will add more information on our website.

  3. Thank you for the updates!!

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