The Machu Picchu sanctuary will open for tourists on November 1, after months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On October 17, Machu Picchu opened for local visitors. This was confirmed by the Minister of Culture, Alejandro Neyra, who stated this and other archaeological sites and museums across Peru will open once the biosafety protocols are approved by the relevant ministries.
Now, it’s confirmed it will open to all visitors on November 1.
The minister told Andina only 675 people will be allowed inside Machu Picchu per day, which is 30% of its capacity pre-pandemic. Visitors will enter in groups of 8, with a tour guide, and must maintain a distance of 1.5-2 meters apart.
Inca Trail opening
The Route 5 of the Inca Trail will also open on November 1. This route is a short version (2 days, 1 night) of the Inca Trail, and nationals are able to acquire a free-of-charge ticket via Machu Picchu’s official website.
If you have questions about traveling to Peru in 2021 and booking tours in advance, you can contact the Traveling & Living in Peru team at [email protected]
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