One of the famous tourist destinations in the US, Statue of Liberty located in the New York Harbor is reopened to visitors after a brief lockdown which was in place due to Coronavirus.
The Statue of Liberty along with the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island National Museum has opened its doors to visitors starting August 26 and New York City plans to open up all the museums and cultural institutions soon.
Since March, the statue of liberty and other museums which are famous tourist destinations were closed and like many other sites, they will be operating in reduced capacity which is followed according to health and safety guidelines. Every visitors need to wear the mask, follow social distancing measures and also there might be changes in entry timings and tickets must be purchased online.
Located on Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most celebrated places in the world which received millions of tourists. The gift from France, the Statue was placed on a pedestal in New York harbour and has been a tourist magnet ever since.
Similarly, other museums across New York will also open soon such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen on August 29, and the American Museum of Natural History will open September 9.
On the anniversary of 9/11 memorial museum will also open. Speaking of opening the 9/11 museum, Alice Greenwald, the 9/11 museum’s president and CEO, said in a statement, “We are extremely pleased to announce the reopening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a physical testament to the triumph of hope and our potential for resilience in the face of adversity and unfathomable loss.”
As per reports, the 9/11 memorial museum will now be open to the relatives and the dear ones of those who had lost their lives during the attack and later will be open for the tourists.