As of Wednesday, July 21, 2021, visitors wishing to go up the Eiffel Tower or visit the treasures housed in France’s many museums will be required to show a COVID-19 pass. This new rule is one of the steps that the French government is taking in its new campaign against the rise in Delta variant infections.
To obtain the COVID-19 pass or to enter, people must show proof that they’re fully vaccinated, the negative results of a test, or proof that they recently recovered from COVID-19.
France reopened to American tourists, vaccinated or not, on June 18.
France’s COVID-19 pass is also required for taking part in other activities such as going to the movies or to the swimming pool. Plans to expand the scope of the COVID-19 pass in August include restaurants, bars, long-distance train excursions, and plane rides, Reuters reported.
The Eiffel Tower reopened on July 16 after being closed for nine months. The famous Parisian landmark will now only allow 10,000 visitors instead of the usual 25,000.