Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was closed due to COVID-19 pandemic since March 13, 2020, will re-open from February 6 for the public. It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, except on government holidays. Visitors can book their slots online by making a payment Rs 50 per visitor.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum opened for the public from January 5. While Circuit 1 opens on Saturdays and Sundays, Circuit 2 opens on all days except Monday. Circuit 3 opens from December to February on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (remains closed during Udyanotsav), as per the official website. To maintain the social distancing norms, three pre-booked time slots at 10:30 hours, 12:30 hours, and 1430 hours have been fixed with a maximum limit of 25 visitors per slot. During the tour, visitors have to follow Covid protocols such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, etc. Generally, the Mughal Garden and Other Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are opened for public viewing during Udyanotsav held every year between February to March. It remains closed every Monday.
The Change of Guard Ceremony is held on every Saturday and Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Water, milk bottles, briefcases, handbags, ladies purses, cameras, radios, umbrellas and other objectionable items will be banned due to security concerns.