Peru’s iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said, although it didn’t set a date. ‘Admission to Machu Picchu will be 2,244 visitors a day,’ the government announced in the official gazette. That’s half the number of tourists usually allowed into the ancient Inca citadel in the high season. The new limit has been suggested by international experts in a bid to avoid the gradual deterioration of the crown jewel of Peruvian tourism, which has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983. The new limited capacity has nothing to do with the coronavirus, though, and is part of measures the culture ministry was planning on taking anyway. The implementation was delayed by the country’s virus lockdown. Before the pandemic struck, Machu Picchu used to welcome between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors a day, with peaks of 5,000 in the high season.