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Peru: Cusco's archaeological sites to reopen to tourists on Oct 15

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20:22 | Cusco (Cusco region), Oct. 9.

Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra on Friday announced that tourist visits to archaeological sites in Cusco will resume on October 15.

During his visit to Cusco region, the minister noted that, starting October 15, tourists will be able to visit seven important archaeological sites, which constitute the cultural and historical legacy of the South American nation.

Since that day, tourists who comply with all biosafety measures will be allowed to visit the archaeological complexes of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pikillacta, and Tipon.

The minister verified the protocols that have been implemented in order to receive both domestic and foreign visitors.

"We have toured the archaeological sites while checking all the protocols. So, now we are able to confirm that the archaeological sites (located in Cusco) will reopen on October 15, as is the case in Lima and Lambayeque," he stated.


The sites will be allowed to open at 50% capacity and shall comply with all the biosafety measures so that tourists can feel safe while visiting these places.

"By doing so, we are contributing to the cultural, economic, and emotional reactivation in the region and country," Neyra expressed.

The culture sector's head visited the Archaeological Complex of Pisac, where he inspected its facilities joined by a tour guide and a small delegation.

Lima and Lambayeque

Visits to museums and archaeological sites in Lima and Lambayeque will also resume —free of charge for one month— on October 15.

The Archaeological Complex of Puruchuco, the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, and the Museum of Peruvian Culture will be the first to reopen.


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Published: 10/9/2020
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