Eiffel Tower Reopens; COVID Passes Required As of Next Week

Its reopening comes four days after President Emmanuel Macron announced new measures aimed at warding off a fourth surge.

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Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Wednesday, July 14, 2021. France celebrated its national holiday Wednesday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade, after last year's events were scaled back because of COVID-19 virus fears. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
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PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is reopening Friday for the first time in nine months even though the French government introduced new virus rules this week aimed at taming the fast-spreading delta variant. The “Iron Lady” of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its second virus surge of the pandemic. The tower remained shut for renovations even after most of France’s major tourist draws reopened last month. Its reopening comes four…

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