Coronavirus: the Louvre restricts its access to ticketholders

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 13 March 2020 at 16h16
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Louvre has announced this Monday March 9, 2020 to limit its access to people who booked a ticket online. The idea? Regulating its frequentation to avoid spreading the virus.

This is for those among you who planned to go to the Louvre this week! The Parisian museum has announced on Twitter that due to the Coronavirus pandemic spreading in France and since late February, it will restrict its access from Monday March 9, 2020 to people holding an e-ticket, booked online, as well to people entitled to free admission.

Tweet reads: “Due to Covid-19, the #Louvre museum regulates its frequentation.

Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets or those entitled to free admission will be guaranteed entry.

Thank you for understanding.”

Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets or those entitled to free admission will be guaranteed entry” the Louvre managing board has told to our peers at France Bleu Paris. They added: “Between 40 and 50% of our visitors purchase their tickets online”. As for the other visitors? They will be systematically driven back at the entrance of the pyramid and must book to come in the museum.

A restricted access in order to close temporarily? Despite health and safety measures settled by the government forbidding any gathering over 1000 people in a closed space, be rest assured, the Louvre has announced to stay open until further notice, inviting Parisians, tourists and Île-de-France inhabitants to come and discover the many wonders and masterpieces while respecting some  health instructions.

Let’s make the most of it and book our tickets to visit the Louvre and see Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace or Liberty Leading the People… While taking precautions.

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