Taj Mahal and Louvre open again after quarantine
India’s famous mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal, is again open after quarantine. However, the pandemic made adjustments. The historical site will receive only 5,000 tourists per day. They will have to wear masks all the time and maintain a distance of at least two meters from each other.
The architectural site that was built in the Indian city of Agra has been closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to 80,000 people per day visited the Taj Mahal before the quarantine.
Another tourist attraction in the world, the Louvre, has opened in Paris with some restrictions. Only 70 percent of all halls are available for visit. The exhibition works in only one direction, through one entrance under the pyramid. Visitors and staff of the Louvre must wear protective masks. There were a lot of people who wanted to visit the museum on the first day. The staff said that the museum is not in such demand as before the pandemic. More than 9.5 million people visited the Louvre last year.
“We received 7,000 people today. We used to receive up to 30,000 people per day before. Visitors have nothing to worry about, because all precautions were taken. The museum is large, so that many people will not gather in one place,” said director of the Louvre Jean-Luc Martinez.
Cultural facilities in Kazakhstan are still closed because of the pandemic. Lockdown has been recently announced in the country as well as measures have been reinforced to prevent the disease spread. There are unique virtual excursions of the main attractions of the country, such as the National Museum of Kazakhstan, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and the EXPO exhibition center. People can visit them online, see historical artifacts and explore archeological achievements.