CORONAVIRUS IN PERU & MACHU PICCHU

 Travel Updates

Published September 21, 2020 | Updated January 20, 2021

Update: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Can I travel to Peru from another country?
Limited international flights started on October 5th with further routes added (details below). As of January 4th, everyone entering Peru is subject to mandatory quarantine (further details below).  Land borders are not yet open but discussions are on going with neighboring countries.

Can I travel within Peru?
Yes, although not all tourist attractions, treks and visitor sites are open yet (see below).

Is Machu Picchu open to visitors?
Machu Picchu is open and can reserve your tickets here. Tickets are no longer free of charge. The site  received the Safe Travels stamp from the WTTC.

In December, protests blocked the railway to Aguas Calientes resulting in the closure of Machu Picchu. An agreement was reached to suspend protests until January 12th, but what will happen after that date has not yet been stipulated.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO PERU

DOMESTIC TRAVEL IN PERU

WHAT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ARE OPEN?

Archaeological sites, museums and other attractions started to reopen gradually from the October 15th. Below is a list of some of the most popular sites in different areas of Peru. You can see a more complete list (in Spanish) of attractions throughout the country here.

MACHU PICCHU - OPEN. Tickets  must be obtained in advance here. (Currently they are only available until January 10th)

CUSCO RUINS - OPEN, 50% capacity, by reservation only (Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Pukapukara)

SACRED VALLEY RUINS - OPEN, 50% capacity, by reservation only (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray)

SOUTHERN VALLEY RUINS - OPEN, 50% capacity, by reservation only (Tipon, Pikillaqta) 

MARAS SALT PANS - OPEN 

TRAINS TO MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO - Operating

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (Vinicunca) - OPEN from the Cusipata side.

PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAINS  - OPEN

LAKE HUMANTAY  - OPEN

WAQRAPUKARA - OPEN

HUCHUY QOSQO  - OPEN

CUSCO MUSEUMS AND CHURCHES  - Most are now open, including Casa Garcilaso, Museo de Arte Precolombino, Qorikancha, Museum of Religious Art, as well as the Cusco  cathedral and the main churches.

ARE HOTELS & RESTAURANTS OPEN

OTHER INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

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