These are very difficult times and a frequent question is how to travel to Cusco and Machu Picchu after COVID-19. For many travelers / tourists trips to Cusco and Machu Picchu have been rescheduled, suspended and in some cases canceled.
The visits to Cusco and Machu Picchu are going to change in a radical way and this will involve many drawbacks, one of them will be the limited visit and it will only be for a short time, due to the number of people waiting to enter.
Due to health and safety issues, visits to tourist destinations will be made while maintaining distance between tourists and a small group will be chosen, which may mean that prices will rise in some cases.
Important things you should know before traveling to Peru
You should consider these recommendations before traveling to Peru.
• Be aware of restrictions imposed by the Peruvian government for the entry of foreigners. It is not yet known whether the foreign tourist will quarantine arriving in Peru, or a simple rapid or molecular test will suffice to rule out COVID-19.
• Take advantage of the travel offers that will be on sale, you must make sure that they have the flexibility to change the date, so you can postpone it to the date that suits you best.
• If you are going to buy your Airplane ticket do it directly from the Airline, do not use platforms. So you can change your flight date quickly and you will not have many problems.
Visit Cusco and Machu Picchu after COVID-19
After complying with all the protocols that the Peruvian state gave your visit to Cusco and Machu Picchu, we assume that it will be something like this:
• Cusco and its main tourist attractions (Sacred Valley of the Incas, Andenes de Moray, Salinera de Maras, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara, Tambomachay, Lake Humantay, Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca, Tipon, Mountain Palccoyo, Rio Rojo). The visit to these tourist destinations was generally made in a group of 15 to 20 people, and the mobility that was used was in a Sprinter or Renault, with the arrival of the COVID-19 the group visit will be half in order to save a little distance in mobility. The entrance to tourist destinations will also have a limited number and insurance will open different entry times.
The most recommended thing today is to hire a private service for these tourist destinations, and thus be able to travel more calmly and comfortably.
• Machu Picchu (Archaeological Zone). One question is what the visit to Machu Picchu will be like after COVID-19. Right now, the protocol used to receive the large number of foreign and national tourists is unknown. Machu Picchu already has different entry times, but the safest thing is that now it will be mandatory to enter with a guide and with a minimum group of people. In other words, your visit to Machu Picchu started and ended with your guide, which means that you will not have time to visit Machu Picchu on your own, which was previously allowed.
• The use of masks and gloves.
• Keep the distance of 1 meter.
• You should not share personal hygiene or food items with other tourists.
• Perform frequent hand hygiene (washing with soap and water, or using alcohol solution).
• Use disposable tissues and dispose of them properly in a trash can with a lid.
• In case of sneezing or coughing, cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or the forearm.
• Maintain clean and ventilated environments.
• Body temperature control every 12 hours.