The Inca Trail in Peru reopens for the first time since the start of the pandemic


Travelers would be happy to learn that the Inca Trail is now back with its permits put on sale for the first time since the pandemic began last year. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic trekking routes in the world and is based in Peru. The trail is now open to the public, but with only half of its usual number of visitors. Therefore, if you want to embark on this epic journey, you will need to reserve your permit early.

The Inca Trail in Peru will be accepting visitors from July 15, and travel agencies have already been allowed to sell tickets or permits. At the end of this epic hike is the 550-year-old Machu Picchu, which is one of the world’s top tourist attractions.

The Inca Trail will reopen this year with 250 daily permits, instead of its usual 500. Another important measure taken by the Peruvian government is social distancing, with an emphasis on all protocols to be followed while hiking. But that’s not all, as hikers will also be subject to temperature checks. In addition, you will need to follow cleaning protocols that would require you to clean your tents and equipment; wearing a mask will also be compulsory.

Peru, at present, has stopped its quarantine rules for visitors, except those from India, South Africa and Brazil. However, the country requires that you complete an affidavit and also submit a negative PCR test or antigen test report. This rule also applies to those who have been vaccinated.


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