Following its longest closure since World War II, the Eiffel Tower will reopen to visitors on Friday for the first time in nine months.
To maintain social distance, daily capacity is intended to be limited to 13,000 individuals, which is about half of the regular amount.
The “Iron Lady’s” lifts are expected to reopen, taking tourists to the 300-meter top after a long period of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visitors will be required to produce proof of vaccination or a negative test starting next week, in accordance with new government guidelines.
Early ticket purchases during the summer vacation period demonstrate how the tourism industry in Paris has altered as a result of travel limitations.
The Eiffel Tower reopens today after being ordered shut in October to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors 18 and older will have to show a pass proving vaccination, a negative coronavirus test or recent recovery from the virus to visit the tower. https://t.co/jyaEn5qvRz
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 16, 2021