Jesse Takayama, the Japanese tourist had planned to visit Peru in March but due to corona virus pandemic he was stranded in the town of Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu. He had almost waited seven months to visit the world heritage site.
He was due to visit Machu Picchu in March but it closed because of coronavirus pandemic.
Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra said that Mr Takayama was granted access after submitting a special request.
Peru’s top tourist attraction :The ancient Inca citadel is expected to be re-open in next month with reduced numbers.
Still no exact date has been declared.
Mr Takayama planned to spend only a few days in Peru, but became stranded in the town of Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu, in mid-March because of coronavirus travel regulations.
In a virtual press conference on monday Mr Neyra said,”He had come to Peru with the dream of being able to enter,”
“Mr Takayama was permitted to enter the ruins on Saturday with the head of the park “so that he can do this before returning to his country”, Mr Neyra said.
In a recent video recorded on top of Machu Picchu mountain, the tourist celebrated the long-awaited trip.
“This tour is truly amazing, thank you”, said Mr Takayama.
Peru has reported more than 849,000 coronavirus cases and 33,000 deaths since the pandemic began, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.