Peru’s famed Machu Picchu ruins have been closed for months due to a corona virus outbreak and reopened on Monday for a lucky Japanese tourist after months stuck in the country due to global travel restrictions.
In a video First announced Jesse Takayama of The Guardian expressed his gratitude to the authorities for making his special request to visit the ruins several months after he arrived in a small town near the ruins, where he has been staying since the COVID-19 restrictions were imposed by the Peruvian government. Others around the world.
Peru’s Culture Minister Alejandro Neira told a Guardian press conference on Monday that he had “come to Peru with a dream that he could enter”. “The Japanese citizen entered with the leader of our park so he could do this before returning to his country.”
Takayama first bought its ticket to visit the ruins in March, the news agency reported.
Peru was forced to implement stricter COVID-19 restrictions on all incoming international flights, including terminations, earlier this year, and only relaxed this month after the rate of new COVID-19 cases in the country began to fall in August.
The country has seen its rate begin to increase in recent days, and South America faces the worst eruption, according to compiled data Presented by Johns Hopkins University.
“We are still in the midst of an epidemic,” Neira added. “This will be done with all the necessary care.”
A total of 849,000 COVID-19 cases and 33,305 deaths have been reported in Peru since the outbreak.