Eiffel Tower re-opens with new rules

The Eiffel Tower has reopened

Location: Paris, France

with strict safety measures

Elevators are off-limits

inside the 1,062 ft landmark

But visitors are also restricted

to no higher than the second floor

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GERMAN TOURIST, STEFAN MISSBACH, SAYING:

"We decided to do five days here in Paris now there's a bit less people here so we think it's maybe a good idea."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GERMAN TOURIST, ANNI KOEHLER, SAYING:

"It's great because I never was in the Eiffel Tower and it's our last day here so we hope that we can do it - it fits perfectly."

Anyone over 11 must wear a mask

Managers hope normal visits

will resume by the end of the summer

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL MANAGER OF EIFFEL TOWER, PATRICK BRANCO, SAYING:"We lost 27 million euros during this period and we will have probably lost for the months coming. But we know that if we open with the good conditions and we open and nothing bad happens, which is what I hope, I know that we will recover."