After three months, the Taj Mahal reopens, but remember: no mask, no entry! Online tickets will be available, and a maximum of 650 people will be permitted inside at any given moment.
After being closed for months owing to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, the Taj Mahal reopened on Wednesday. According to news agency ANI, Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, superintending archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India’s Agra circuit, “the Taj Mahal, among other ASI-protected monuments, will reopen on June 16.” Mr. Swarnkar went on to say that COVID protocols would be strictly observed.
Tickets will be available for purchase via the internet and via phone. For tourists visiting the Taj Mahal, here are the new COVID-linked instructions.The Taj will only accept tickets purchased online. Without a mask, no one will be allowed into the Taj.
At any given moment, only 650 people will be able to enter the Taj Mahal.After virus levels dropped in recent weeks, the Taj Mahal was reopened to visitors, while major cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai have relaxed some restrictions on mobility and activity.
The Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, was closed in March of last year as the country implemented one of the tightest lockdowns in the world at the outbreak of the pandemic.On Tuesday, a day before the reopening of the famed monument, a vaccination camp for Taj personnel was established.
Visitors will be required to walk through a sponge-like platform that will serve as a shoe sanitiser. Visitors will be watched by teams. Phone bookings are limited to five tickets. According to an ASI official, visitors will not be permitted to touch the Taj’s gleaming marble walls.