- On 21 January, 2022
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The countries that make up the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia, will be able to enjoy the promotional rates to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu throughout 2022. Learn here about the benefits and main requirements of visiting Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu and the Mountain of Seven Colors are the archaeological and natural wonders of Peru and are once again open to be admired by travelers and adventurers from the Andean community.
Tourism to these two jewels is carried out in a gradual and controlled manner during Peru’s economic recovery, which according to official statistics shows that the incidence of COVID-19 in the country has had a downward trend.
Purchase of tickets for the Andean Community
- Travelers from the Andean community dream of knowing the Inca heritage of Machu Picchu and thanks to the ordinances made by the Peruvian government, they will be able to do so at a promotional price of 64 soles ($18.2) throughout 2022 to promote tourism.
- University students, primary and secondary school students, and children under 12 years of age will have a cost of 32 soles ($9.14), which is similar to the cost determined this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic before the closure of the citadel Inca.
- To obtain this discount, passengers must enter the website of the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Cusco of the Ministry of Culture in the ticket sales system and complete the information that proves that they meet the requirements for the issuance of the ticket.
Requirements to enter Machu Picchu
The main requirements to visit Machu Picchu are the following:
- Presentation of negative results of molecular tests (PCR) (carried out 72 hours before the flight) or
- presentation of having been vaccinated against Covid-19 in your country.
- Affidavit of the health of the traveler.
- A sworn statement of the health status of the traveler.
- During their stay in Machu Picchu, tourists will often undergo temperature checks.
- They will not be able to enter with symptoms related to COVID-19.
- Use of chinstraps throughout the tour.
- They must have a social distance of at least 1 meter and a half.
Excursions to the Inca city of Machu Picchu are being carried out, with a capacity for 1000 tourists per day equivalent to 90 tourists per hour, the tour group including guides can accommodate up to 8 people maximum. The daily entrance hours to the historic sanctuary are from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, at distributed times for the non-agglomeration of tourists.
Machu Picchu has obtained from the World Travel & Tourism Council the “seal of safe travel” proof that the Inca citadel has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the government and the authorities Peruvian, health and international aviation The Transport Association (IATA) to ensure that all biosafety agreements are in place at destinations, as well as in restaurants, lodging, access to the Llaqta de Machu Picchu (Llaqta de Machu Picchu) and inside the historic sanctuary.
The resolution will be in force until December 31, 2022, which was officially announced through a resolution issued by the Ministry of Culture in the official newspaper El Peruano, and is based on the recommendation of the Decentralized Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco.