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14.Oct .2020 00:00

Peru Opens Machu Picchu for Single Tourist Left Stranded by Coronavirus Pandemic

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Peru has opened Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist who waited seven months after becoming stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic - SkyNews Reports.

Jesse Takayama had planned to spend only a few days in the country in mid-March to visit the sacred ruins, but they were closed as the global health crisis began.

He was left stranded in the town of Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu, due to travel restrictions.

But on Saturday, after submitting a special request, he was finally able to enter the world-famous site - clutching the same ticket he bought seven months ago.

"He had come to Peru with the dream of being able to enter," said Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra.

Mr. Takayama was allowed to walk through the ancient citadel before returning to Japan.

"This is so amazing! Thank you!" he said.