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With its monuments, museums, and of course, the White House, Washington DC is a beacon for tourists, counting a record 24.6 million visitors in 2019. But after months of lockdown due to COVID-19, the nation’s capital looks quite different these days.
Most major attractions, including the Washington Monument, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and nearly all the Smithsonian Museums remain closed. Those that are open, such as the National Zoo, now require advanced timed-entry passes. There are also many new restrictions for visitors, including wearing masks, even outdoors, except when exercising, eating, or drinking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) originally advised travelers from other countries or states with high COVID-19 rates to self-quarantine for 14 days. However, they have since removed those guidelines and are now sharing recommendations based