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Eiffel Tower to Reopen on July 16, Visitors Capped at 10,000 a Day: Operator

File photo of a deserted Eiffel Tower amid the pandemic.

File photo of a deserted Eiffel Tower amid the pandemic.

All floors of the monument will be accessible to visitors, except some areas where renovation work is ongoing, the Paris landmark's operator said.

The Eiffel Tower will reopen on July 16 after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Paris landmark’s operator said on Thursday.

Visitor numbers will be limited to 10,000 a day to meet social distancing requirements, fewer than half of their pre-Covid levels, operator Sete told AFP.

All floors of the monument will be accessible to visitors, except some areas where renovation work is ongoing.

The Eiffel Tower has been undergoing the most extensive revamp of its 130-year history to look its best for the 2024 Paris Olympics, including with a paint job giving it a distinctly golden hue.

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first published:May 20, 2021, 22:49 IST