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Peru’s Machu Picchu reopens after Covid lockdown

Peru’s Machu Picchu reopens after Covid lockdown

This officer from the tourism police will soon have visitors to watch over at the Inca stone citadel of Machu Picchu

MACHU PICCHU (PERú) – The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru’s tourist sites, reopens Sunday after a nearly eight-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

For safety reasons, however, only 675 tourists will be able to access the site per day, just 30 percent of the number of visitors pre-pandemic.

Opening Machu Picchu to the world shows “that we Peruvians are resilient,”…

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