Peru is gradually reviving its tourism economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. International flights are scheduled to and from 25 major cities in North, Central, and South America as borders reopen and tourist attractions welcome their first guests. This month sees the return of flights into Lima from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Orlando, and Toronto, as well as from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and more. Flights to Europe could be added to the schedule soon, though many countries on the continent are now experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
Machu Picchu opened to tourists on Sunday at 30% capacity (that is 675 visitors per day), and will continue to operate at reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. It welcomed the first group of tourists with a light show and gratitude ceremony, where the first visitors gave thanks to the land. Forty-five local artists took part in special performances, while messages from people all around the world were projected on to the citadel.