The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened on Thursday to visitors after a three-month closure, the longest since World War Two, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Also Read - Britons Can Holiday in France, Italy, Spain From Next Week But Not in US And South America

But the Paris monument isn’t returning to normal operations just yet, said a BBC news report. Also Read - Maldives Set to Re-open Its Borders And Welcome International Tourists From Mid July

Visitor numbers will be limited, face coverings mandatory for anyone aged over 11, and everywhere above the second floor will be closed to the public. Also Read - Here Are 6 Countries That Will Pay You to Visit Them Once COVID-19 Pandemic is Over

To soak in the sights of the iconic monument, visitors will also have to use the stairs since lifts are out of use until July 1.

The tower completed in 1889, hosts around seven million visitors every year, approximately three-quarters of them from abroad, according to its website.

Meanwhile, one of the French capital’s other famous landmarks, the Louvre is slated to reopen on July 6.

France lifted travel restrictions at European borders on June 15.

As of Thursday, France has reported a total of 197,885 COVID-19 cases, with 29,734 deaths.