In what is termed the longest time since WWII, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris is set to reopen on June 25 as France is planning to restart its tourism which was closed due to Coronavirus Pandemic. The tower will be open to the public from June 25 however strict rules will be in place.
Workers are preparing the Eiffel Tower for its reopening, however, things will be different as an only limited number of people will be allowed to enter the tower. The elevators will be non-functional hence one need to climb over 1655 steps and also the first and second floor of the tower will be open to the public. The top floor of the tower will be inaccessible as the lifts taking to the top floor are very small but they are set to open next summer.
“At first, only visits by the stairs will be available,” Victoria Klahr, the spokeswoman for the tower’s management said to the reporters. She continued “We are optimistic that visitor numbers will pick up, even if it will likely be local tourists who visit the monument in the first weeks,”
Visitors over 11 years of age will require face masks to be worn at all times. Strict crowd control measures will be in place and one needs to book their visit beforehand. The online site to visit the tower is already up and you can book your tickets here: https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/rates-opening-times.
The tower director told the press that they hope that the normalcy will return by August and a stringent cleaning operation will be in place which will continue.
“There is a new protocol,” said Eiffel Tower hygiene consultant Alain Miralles. “The day cleaning teams will be able to clean all the points of contact every two hours, from the opening of the site to its closing,”
On the other hand, another famous attraction in Paris, The Louvre Museum is set to open to tourists from July 6.