Peru: Machu Picchu site closed indefinitely due to protests

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In Peru, the protests against the government are becoming increasingly bloody. So much so that the Cusco authorities have declared -with immediate effect- the suspension “for an indefinite period” of tourist access to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail network due to the unrest shaking the country.

In fact, the Urubamba-Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu railway line suffered damage in different sections due to the lifting and displacement of the rail structures. There are currently 417 people stranded in the Machu Picchu district, including more than 400 foreigners who are currently being evacuated.

According to the authorities that manage the site, tourists can request a full refund of the sums paid for the entrance ticket.

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