Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Vatican City?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Vatican City. In Vatican City, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Vatican City und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Vatican City
Vatican City
COutlets of type CFOutlets of type FLOutlets of type LOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Vatican City?

Vatican City uses power outlets of type C, F and L. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are not in use in Vatican City.

Country information

About Vatican City

Flag: About Vatican City

Vatican City is a country in Europe (Southern Europe) with about 842 inhabitants on an area of almost 0 km². The capital of Vatican City is Vatican City (842 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Latin, Italian and French.

The only neighbor of Vatican City is Italy.

TLD: .vaCurrency: EURCountry calling code: +39-06Country Code : VA
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Vatican City?

The voltage in Vatican City is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Vatican City, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Vatican City?

The utility frequency in Vatican City is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Vatican City, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Vatican City, you should not use the device!

Neighboring countries information