Peru opens Machu Picchu for single tourist stranded by Covid


Peru has opened the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist who had waited almost seven months to visit the world heritage site. Jesse Katayama was due to visit Machu Picchu in March but it closed because of coronavirus. Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra said Mr Katayama was granted access after submitting a special request. The ancient Inca citadel – Peru’s top tourist attraction – is expected to re-open at reduced capacity next month. No exact date has been given. Mr Katayama planned to spend only a few days in Peru, but became stranded in the town of Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu, in mid-March because of coronavirus travel regulations.(BBC)…[+]