When the Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4, visitors will have to undergo a security screening in Battery Park before they visit.
That is the routine visitors had to follow before Hurricane Sandy.
Liberty Island suffered some hurricane damage, and when National Park Service officials planned to reopen the island they originally wanted to screen visitors on the island itself.
Officials changed their minds after Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and others expressed concerns about security.
A similar procedure will be in place for those who want to visit Ellis Island.
Visitors traveling from Liberty State Park in New Jersey will be screened there.