- On 20 January, 2022
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The Mountain of Colors (Vinicunca) is the second-largest tourist destination after Machu Picchu, as this beautiful mountain received more than 1,000 tourists a day before the coronavirus pandemic occurred, now amid the state of emergency in which we are living our Archaeological and natural sites were no exception in closing them to visitors in the face of this terrible pandemic. Now after 1 year of being closed, work is being done on reopening to local and foreign tourists.
For which the ministry of foreign trade, culture, and tourism, the regional government of Cusco, and health and local authorities are finalizing the last details of the protocol for entering the mountain of colors to protect local and foreign visitors and the preservation of the natural resources that exist on the way to the mountain of seven colors.
Given the policy of reactivating tourist activities in the Cusco region, the mayor of Pitumarca, Benigno Fredy Vengoa Caro, wrote to the director of the local Foreign Trade and Tourism Office. Fredy Deza de la Vega asked him to resume his activities from November 1 to the tourist complex called “Winicunca – Montaña de Los Siete Colores”. Which concluded that there are already strategies, restrictions, and orders for entering this vinicunca mountain. These are the entry protocols that were announced for the reopening and subsequent entry to the mountain of seven colors.
The visit to the mountain of seven colors will have restricted hours that will be from 6:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon.
The entrance will only have a capacity of a maximum of 8 people between tour guides and porters.
People who enter the mountain must wear their chinstrap, face mask, and alcohol gel.
They must preserve the social distancing of at least 1 meter established by the Ministry of Health.
At the control gate, you will have to go through a temperature test.
You should not sneeze near people.
In the mountain of 7 colors, only a maximum time of 20 minutes will be allowed.
Tourism, transport, and restaurant agencies will only be able to provide a service to 50% of their total capacity, to guarantee biosecurity protocols.
The biosecurity protocols developed with the private sector are fundamental to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Its purpose is to take care of the health of users and workers. These regulations include personal hygiene, the use of protective equipment, and care area regulations. The follow-up of its compliance will be in the hands of the regional and local governments, who will carry out the necessary verifications and inspections.
The tourist guide protocols of travel and tourism agencies have a complement in the Technical Document: “Guidelines for the Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of the Health of workers at risk of exposure to COVID-19”, approved by Ministerial Resolution No. 448-2020-MINSA.
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