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Machu Picchu reopens for the first time after the social outbreak

The Ministry of Culture of Peru decided to re-open Machu Picchu after it was closed on January 21 because of anti-government protests and social unrest. Peruvian authorities guarantee security for tourists and ensure the ancient Inka citadel and train services leading to it, which resumed already last week with a limited service, are safe.

The decision to open the destination was agreed upon by authorities, social groups and the tourism industry, as protests around Cusco and Machu Picchu relaxed, so the security of the tourist attraction and transportation services can be guaranteed. However, be aware that things can change quickly in Peru and at this moment protests continue, especially in other regions of southern Peru and the capital Lima.

Because of the sudden closure of the Peruvian attraction and the bloackage of the train tracks leading to and from the ancient site, the government had to airlift over 400 tourists, who were trapped,  to the city of Cusco.

Please don't get scammed and book your tickets for your visit to Machu Picchu only on the official government website https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe.

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