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The Eiffel Tower will open again to visitors :: Dienas Bizness


The Eiffel Tower in Paris, which has been closed for months due to the pandemic, will be open to visitors again from 16 July.

No more than 10,000 people will be admitted to the Eiffel Tower during the day to meet the requirements of social distancing.

Visitors will have access to all floors of the tower, except for some where renovations are taking place.

The elevators will serve only 50% of the normal number of people.

The Eiffel Tower is undergoing the largest renovation in its history in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Among other things, the tower is repainted to give it a golden hue. However, the painting is currently suspended because traces of lead have been detected in the existing paint layers, making the painting process dangerous.

The Eiffel Tower is usually visited by about seven million people a year. Three quarters of visitors are usually foreign tourists.

Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the tower is expected to lose 70 million euros this year. Last year, the loss amounted to 52 million euros.

France on Wednesday eased restrictions allowing restaurants and cafes to open terraces. Museums, cinemas and some theaters are also reopening.

Disneyland Paris has announced that it will resume work on June 17.

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