What is new when traveling to Machu Picchu?

Prevention protocol before Covid-19 for the attention of tourist visits in the llaqta or Inca city of Machu Picchu

  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is fully open.
  • To board the trains they no longer request face shields. Temperature checks are also not necessary. You must be fully vaccinated to board the trains.
  • To board the buses to Machu Picchu, you need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.
  • Use of a double surgical mask or a KN95.
  • Social distancing of 1 meter.
  • Hand disinfection with the supplies provided at the time of entry.
  • Forbidden to consume food during the visit.

In addition to this, remember that a total of 3,000 visitors can enter daily at up to nine different times that go from 06:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In addition, the archaeological center has recently been adapted so that the groups cross each other as few times as possible through the 4 defined unidirectional circuits. Added to this is the disinfection of homes and commercial premises carried out in the district of Machu Picchu Pueblo in the previous months.
These safety and health protocols that both the citadel of Machu Picchu and the PeruRail train service operator have implemented seek that travelers from all over the world can enjoy this world wonder, requiring the active participation and commitment of visitors.
Prohibitions during your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu
During your visit to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the following is prohibited, among other things:

  • Carry backpacks, bags or handbags larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Enter with food and household items.
  • Carry canes, umbrellas, parasols, portable seats, tripods, supports or extensions for cameras, cell phones or any other stabilization or extension element for filming and/or photography.
  • Enter with animals, with the exception of guide dogs.
  • Make loud or annoying noises such as clapping, shouting, whistling or singing, among others.
  • Causing a riot, jumping, lying down, running, undressing or creating disorder.
  • Climb or lean on walls and/or structures. Touch, move or extract lithic elements.
  • Disturb, collect or extract flora or fauna.
  • Smoking, vaping or carrying out any type of fire.
  • Throw waste of any kind.