Social Distancing Around the World in Photos

Take a look at some of the world's busiest landmarks that are all now but eerily empty.
Times Square, New York
Times Square, New York Getty/Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP

Governments around the world are continuing the restrict non-essential travel both domestically and abroad to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. There are now over 200,000 cases globally and over 8,000 deaths. Beyond traveling by plane, train or automobile—many local governments have implemented lockdowns, curfews or encouraged social distancing with the hope of helping to stop the spread of the disease.

While restrictions vary from country to country—and even city to city—many landmarks and town centers that are usually filled with tourists and locals alike—are now almost completely empty.

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach, Sydney
A view of a closed Bondi Beach is seen on March 22, in Sydney, Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday introduced further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), implementing new rules limiting the number of people inside a venue to one every 4 square metres. A travel ban on all visitors who are not Australian citizens or residents or their direct relations arriving into the country is now in place.
Getty/Photo by Jenny Evans