the world-Famous Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru will start to take tourists on the first of July, but now there will be some new rules. Employees of the Park, as well as hotels and restaurants will be required to periodically pass tests for coronavirus.
Before arriving at the ruins of the ancient town, tourists will need to disinfect shoes, handle hands, wear a mask and keep your distance, RIA Novosti reported. The train, which takes guests to the nearest to Machu Picchu village, will now fill only half to avoid the crowds. It is unknown how these changes will affect the tourist traffic and prices since before the pandemic of the place the train had to be booked in advance.
Previously, the government of Peru promised to allow tourists free access to Machu Picchu and a number of other archaeological sites and natural areas. This decision was made to reinvigorate the tourism affected by the pandemic coronavirus. Free access will be granted to civil servants, children and adolescents, the elderly, regardless of their nationality. The cancellation of entrance fee will be effective from the first of July to the 31st of December this year.
Machu Picchu is a city located on the top of a ridge at an altitude of 2400 meters. Today it is one of the wonders of the world.