Attractions Closed, Events Canceled Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, major tourist attractions and events that draw visitors from all over the globe are feeling its effects.

On March 1, the Louvre in Paris said it would not open that day or in the coming days following more than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France.

One of South Korea’s most popular tourist attractions, Gyeongbokgung Palace, has suspended all official guided tours “until further notice.” Self-guided tours, however, are permitted.

In Japan, the Tokyo Sky Tree, a popular spot for first-time visitors to the capital city, closed on March 1, with plans to reopen March 15 “out of consideration for the health and safety of…guests and associates.” Both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea have also closed and are set to reopen March 16.

The Thailand Grand Prix scheduled on March 22 also announced its postponement.

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