The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopened to the public on Wednesday after nearly four months under a coronavirus lockdown that forced it to appeal for funding as revenues from visitors dried up.

The museum on the site of Nazi Germany’s most notorious death camp normally draws more than two million visitors from across the globe each year. This year’s closure was unprecedented.

“We’ve reopened with several health precautions for visitors, namely smaller tour groups, social distancing, masks required indoors and the use of hand sanitizer,” museum spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel told AFP.

He said that around 1,000 visitors, including Poles and people from abroad, had booked tours via the museum’s website for Wednesday.

“Future bookings depend very much on how the pandemic evolves, the situation is still uncertain,” Bartyzel added.

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