Thursday, 22 June 2017

Peru introduces new permit system for Machu Picchu visitors

Peru’s ministry of culture has announced a new permit system for tourism visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu.

The introduction of permits for one of two daily timeslots will be effective from July to ensure a sustainable flow of visitors to the ancient citadel.

All travellers must make reservations online from the official Machu Picchu visitor website or via a UK or Peru-based tour operator or travel agent.

Reservations can be paid for online using a Visa card and permit e-tickets can then be printed.

The two entry periods have been established as the morning timeslot, from 06:00-12:00, and the afternoon timeslot, from 12:00-17.30.

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