Eiffel Tower Reopens After 104-Day Coronavirus Shutdown

The Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened on Thursday, June 25, for the first time following a shutdown of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tourists were welcomed back to the famous landmark for the first time since it closed on March 13 – its longest closure since World War I.

Face masks are compulsory for visitors over the age of 11 and staff will regularly clean and disinfect public spaces.

The top section and elevators of the Eiffel Tower will remain closed until July 1, with visitors having to use the one-way traffic system in operation on the staircases instead. Credit: Eiffel Tower via Storyful