With the number of tourists visiting the country dwindling, Peru has decided to increase the number of tourists allowed to visit its most famous tourist destination.
Currently, the number of visitors to Machu Picchu is limited to 3,800 per day. From January 2024, this number will be increased to 4,500 a day.
Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Andes Mountains.
If the demand to visit the historic sanctuary increases, local tourist authorities have indicated that it will further hike the number to 5,600 per day, but only on specific dates.
The decision was made based on the local tourism industry’s struggle to get back to pre-COVID-19 tourism numbers.
Sky News reports that it’s estimated just 2.2 million people are expected to visit the South American nation by the end of this year – a fall of more than 50% when compared with pre-pandemic levels.
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