Peru’s former Inca citadel Machu Picchu on Friday marked 109 years since it was rediscovered by US explorer Hiram Bingham — but the iconic site stood empty of tourists after plans to reopen for the anniversary had to be scrapped. The jewel of Peruvian tourism closed to visitors in mid-March as the country locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic — and a recent surge in infections led authorities to shelve its reopening plans, indefinitely for now.
Peru’s iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said, although it didn’t set a date. ‘Admission to Machu Picchu will be 2,244 visitors a day,’ the government announced in the official gazette. That’s half the number of tourists usually allowed into the ancient Inca citadel in the high season.
Peru’s iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday, although it didn’t set a date. “Admission to Machu Picchu will be 2,244 visitors a day,” the government said in the official gazette.
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Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world — and tourists are visiting the spectacular Inca citadel in increasing numbers. But a trip to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site nestled deep within the Andes mountains can be complicated, thanks in part to ever-changing rules and regulations provoked on by the steady…
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