, under a series of health rules and protocols —after being closed for almost eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since Machu Picchu opened its doors for tourism purposes in 1948, it had only closed for only two months in 2010, when a flood destroyed the railway from Cusco.
That month, on the last day of visits, 2,500 people were registered in the area.
Likewise, each sightseer must wear a face mask, avoid crowds, and have his/her temperature measured to verify that he/she do not have a fever, as part of the biosafety protocols at this stage of the new normality.
The official reopening ceremony will kick off today at 6:00 p.m. (local time).