With Unlock 4.0, the authorities have started implementing relaxations. Agra DM Prabhu N Singh shared on his Twitter that the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will be open for tourists from September 21. Agra’s other historic monuments were open for the tourists from September 1 including Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Etmaduddala.
Prabhu N Singh issued the instruction to open both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort after reviewing the current cases of the novel coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the virus in March, the monuments were closed for the tourists.
All necessary preparations and precautions are in place to welcome visitors to the historical monuments in Agra. The officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued SoP for the opening of all Centrally Protected Monuments and Museums. The guidelines say that the monuments/museums which are in the non-containment zone will be open for visitors, entry tickets shall be issued by e-mode only, no physical tickets will be issued until further orders, at the parking, cafeteria only digital payment is allowed, there will be a cap on the number of visitors in select monuments. The visitors shall follow social distancing. The use of face cover/mask is mandatory. Entrance to have mandatory hand hygiene and thermal scanning provisions. Only asymptomatic persons are allowed.