Visitor Attraction Operating Guidelines


Attractions are opening across Europe with various measures in place, depending on national regulations and individual restrictions (e.g. ventilation, space, staffing, arrangements for group access). 

Below you can find a sample of attractions’ current guidelines. The aim of this page is to give an overview of guidelines and practices being implemented by attractions themselves as well as generic guidelines developed by industry by sectoral associations. These may serve as inspiration to other attractions or give operators an idea of what to expect when planning visits.  

ETOA member Musement has noted some common new measures taken by attractions: 

  • Customers are encouraged to book online, avoiding physical queues as much as possible. 
  • Attraction capacity has been reduced with the introduction of time slots and reservations. 
  • Tour group capacity has also been reduced and general health and sanitation measures have been adopted. 
  • Where possible outdoor spaces have been prioritised. 
  • Sanitation and disinfection measures across attractions and tours have increased according to legal regulations. 
  • Customers are more frequently asked for their contact details to aid the tracking of Coronavirus cases. 
  • Customers may be asked to scan their own vouchers, take a temperature check, sign a waiver or complete a form with personal data. 
  • Customers are advised to bring face masks with them, as they may not be provided by the tour/venue. 
  • A safety distance of 1-1.5m is to be maintained at all times. 

Another member, Tiqets has created a checklist for reopening an attraction or a museum. 

If you are interested in each country’s specific regulations, please see our COVID-19 resources page including links to public information per country. 

If you would like us to add materials to this page, please contact us.

Industry Associations

The Global Association for the Attractions Industry

Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Attractions Industry

World Travel and Tourism Council

Global protocols for the new normal: Attractions

Visitor Attraction Guidelines

Alhambra y Generalife

Granada, Spain

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, United Kingdom

Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chateaux de Chenonceau

Loire Valley, France


Rome, Italy

DDR Museum

Berlin, Germany

Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

European Parliament


Gardaland Resorts

Lake Garda, Italy

Guinness Storehouse

Dublin, Ireland

Historic Royal Palaces

London and Hillsborough, United Kingdom

La Pedrera

Barcelona, Spain

Palau de la Musica

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

Vatican Museum

Rome, Italy


Krakow, Poland

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