Peru will raise the visitor cap for Machu Picchu

Peru will raise the daily number of visitors allowed at Machu Picchu in 2024. 

Right now, the current number of visitors allowed to visit the Incan citadel everyday is 3,800. 

Starting Jan. 1, Peru will allow up to 4,500 visitors on most days and will go as high as 5,600 on specific dates, according Peru’s ministry of tourism.

Peru tourism continues to recover from not only the pandemic but a tumultuous start to the year. The country had civil unrest in January and February amid political turmoil after protests had broken out in the country in December 2022. 

The protests resulted in the temporary closure of airports, railways and tourist sites, including the nearly month-long closure of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in late January. 

Those sites reopened by March but demand had been slow to recover, showing signs of improvement in the fall. 

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