India’s Taj Mahal Reopens to Visitors After More Than Six Months

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –India’s famed Taj Mahal reopened on Monday after being closed for tourists for over six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to local media.

With strict measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a maximum of 5,000 people per day are allowed to visit the historical monument in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Visitors must have their temperatures checked, wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize their hands, while entry tickets are being sold online rather than over the counter.

As one of the world’s wonders, the Taj Mahal normally attracts about 7 million visitors each year with a large number of foreign tourists, according to local media.

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