Machu Picchu and other tourist sites will be free for children and older adults
In total, there will be 55 cultural sites and 22 protected natural areas that will thus open their doors from July 1 to December 31, 2020
In order to promote tourism in the country in the framework of the health emergency by COVID-19, the Peruvian government announced that in the coming months it will give free access to children, adults and public workers to Machu Picchu, as well as also to other places of historical, natural and archaeological interest. In total, there will be 55 cultural sites and 22 protected natural areas that will thus open their doors from July 1 to December 31, 2020.
“To reactivate the tourist activity, affected by the advance of COVID-19, we must adapt to new forms of tourism. In this sense, the promotion of internal tourism and short trips will be some of the alternatives for the reactivation of this sector, ”said the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, referring to national tourism and" small trips "such as main alternatives. However, the sector will have to adapt to the new biosecurity requirements, for which the Government has authorized an injection of 20 million soles to the Ministry and 10 million to the System of Natural Protected Areas of Peru (Sernanp).
"With these resources, the managing entities of these sites will be able to constantly carry out maintenance work and adapt to the new measures to guarantee the safety of the workers who operate in these attractions, as well as of the visitors. The adaptation of the new measures will begin from June, "said the statement.
Among the tourist places that can be visited with this benefit are the National Museum of Sicán (Lambayeque), the archaeological complex of Chan Chan (La Libertad), the Huacas del Sol and the Luna de los Moches (La Libertad), the Chavín archaeological site (Áncash), the Nasca Lines (Ica), the Royal Tombs of Sipán (Lambayeque) museum, among others that will be known in the coming months.