Sumary of Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay:
- The 15th century Incan archeological site has been a poster child for over-tourism for years, with visitors reporting trips to the site’s Citadel being ruined by crowds.
- Percy Hurtado | AFP | Getty ImagesIt reopened in November, but with new safety protocols, such as mandatory mask-wearing, restrictions on group sizes — no more than nine people, including a guide — and a requirement that groups stay at least 20 meters (66 feet) apart.
- Matthew Williams-Ellis | Universal Images Group | Getty ImagesBefore the site reopened, it changed how it issues tickets.
- “We had people outside the site complaining and crying,” Bastante said in an interview with The Getty Conservation Institute published this spring.
- prosiaczeq | iStock Editorial | Getty ImagesVisitors spend slightly less time at the site now too.
- Fewer trekkers on the Inca TrailAuthorities have also restricted the number of trekkers on the Inca Trail.