Back in December, reported that Machu Picchu was closed due to civil arrest in Peru. In a travel advisory in late December, the United States Department of State warned against visiting Peru, telling Americans to “reconsider travel” to the country and “exercise increased caution due to civil unrest. ”The Incan city and site were closed down for the unforeseeable future. According to the Associated Press (AP), “agreements were made between authorities, social groups and the local tourism industry” to ensure the safety of the historic site—and the transportation services that tourists use to access it.
Now, as of the February 11th, Machu Picchu’s website is open for buying tickets for the city and tickets are available for the Inca rail and Peruvian train service. As of February 15, the sites will be open. Please be aware that closures can recur. If you are traveling to Peru, will need to be very flexible, especially since March is the beginning of their busy tourist season.
Machu Picchu Official Statement
Cusco Ministry of culture agency and the Headquarters of the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu also in coordination with the Protected Natural Areas agency (Sernamp) announce that due to the current social situation in which our region and the country have been experienced, the imminent close of the Inka Road Network and the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu has been ordered, from January 21, 2023, until further notice, to safeguard the safety of tourists and the general population.
Likewise, it is communicated that all the facilities will be provided to national and foreign tourists who are affected for the use of the tickets, from January 21, 2023, until one month after the conclusion of the social mobilizations or request the return of the amount of the ticket
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