Alcatraz to reopen to excursions up coming week

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The announcement came fewer than a week soon after San Francisco moved into the state’s red tier of coronavirus limits and as museums, film theaters and indoor dining reopened. Bringing back again obtain to Alcatraz, which will get about 1.4 million guests in a standard calendar year, could be a increase for the city’s tourism economic system, which has taken a main hit considering that the begin of the pandemic.

Alcatraz is managed by the Golden Gate Countrywide Recreation Area, which oversees the Marin Headlands, element of the Presidio and other nearby park lands. It was shut March 15, 2020, partly reopened in August then shut down again in December when the state’s regional COVID blueprint took result.

Individuals eager to tour the prison island should acquire note of new regulations and protocols.

Reservations want to be made on the web in progress through Alcatraz Cruises, the island’s official concessionaire. Ferries to the island will run at decreased ability and will not have snacks or meals on sale — food items intake is prohibited even on the island.

Guided “interpretive tours and ranger talks will resume at (a) later date,” in accordance to the GGNRA. Nonetheless, rangers will be on obligation.