Agra: Taj Mahal reopened today with strict COVID-19 guidelines: 5,000 visitors will be allowed in a day.
After being shut for tourists for over six months, the Taj Mahal in Agra reopened this morning with strict coronavirus safety guidelines.
The Agra Fort too reopened today.
Both world heritage sites were closed since March 17 due to the pandemic.
Speaking to media, , Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, superintending archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India (Agra circle), had said that all safety guidelines issued by the centre will have to be followed by every tourist, while visiting the mausoleum and the fort, which include social distancing and sanitising of hands.
In addition to this, he said that only 5,000 tourists will be allowed each day at the Taj Mahal – 2,500 before 2 PM and the rest after. At Agra Fort, 2,500 tourists will be allowed every day.
“Masks are mandatory to enter the monuments and all tickets must be purchased online. Ticket counters will not be open,” Mr Swarnkar added.