Following a three-month closure, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened on Thursday, the longest since the Second World War due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although, a BBC news article said, the Paris monument is not back to regular operations just yet.

Visitor numbers are small, face coverings are compulsory for everyone over the age of 11 and are closed to the public anywhere above the second floor.

Visitors will also have to use the stairs to take in the sights of the famous landmark, as lifts are out of service until July 1.

The tower completed in 1889, according to its website, attracts about seven million visitors per year, about three-quarters of them from abroad.

So, if you have plans to pay a visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this is definitely your chance.

Meanwhile, the Louvre is slated to reopen on July 6, one of the other prominent landmarks of the French capital.

On 15 June, France lifted the restrictions on travel at European borders.

France has registered a total of 197,885 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, with 29,734 deaths.