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Peru: Machu Picchu to remain closed until Feb 18, 2021

12:11 | Cusco (Cusco region), Feb. 14.

Visits to Machu Picchu and 22 protected areas located in regions under extreme and very high alert levels will remain suspended until February 28, in order to comply with the measures decreed by the Government to contain the second wave of COVID-19 in Peru, the National Service for Protected Natural Areas (Sernanp) has reported.

Thus, Sernanp has taken action over the development of tourist activities in protected natural areas.

The measure was stipulated by Supreme Decree No. 023-2021-PCM, which has been recently published in the official gazette El Peruano.

The regulation also provides that one protected natural area —located in a region under high alert level— will be able to open at 50% capacity, while other three —in a region under moderate alert level— shall operate at 60% capacity.

Below is the list of protected natural areas with restricted access:

Temporary closure in regions and provinces under extreme and very high alert levels

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Cusco region)

Manu National Park – Ajanaco and Tres Cruces sectors (Cusco region)

Huascaran National Park (Ancash region)

Tingo Maria National Park (Huanuco region)

Yanachaga Chemillen National Park (Pasco region)

Allpahuayo Mishana National Park (Loreto region)

Junin National Reserve (Junin region)

Paracas National Reserve (Ica region)

Lachay National Reserve (Lima region)

Titicaca National Reserve (Puno region)

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Loreto region)

The Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System – Punta San Juan (Ica region)

The Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System – Ballestas Islands (Ica region)

The Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System – Cavinzas Islands and Palomino Islets (Lima region)

The Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System – Guañape Islands (La Libertad region)

The Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System – Punta Coles (Moquegua region)

Pomac Forest Historic Sanctuary (Lambayeque region)

Chacamarca Historic Sanctuary (Junin region)

Pampa de Ayacucho Historic Sanctuary (Ayacucho region)

Ampay National Sanctuary (Apurimac region)

Huayllay National Sanctuary (Pasco region)

Lagunas de Mejia National Sanctuary (Arequipa region)

Tumbes Mangroves National Sanctuary (Tumbes region)

50% capacity in regions and provinces under high alert 

Rio Abiseo National Park – Churo sector

60% capacity in regions and provinces under moderate alert

Tambopata National Reserve (Madre de Dios region)

Bahuaja Sonene National Park (Madre de Dios region)

Manu National Park – Rio Manu sector (Madre de Dios region)

(END) NDP/LZD/RMB


Publicado: 14/2/2021
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