Peru’s government has closed Machu Picchu and the Inca trail leading up to it indefinitely as anti-government protests continue to grow.
Prior to the closure on Saturday Jan. 21, hundreds of tourists had already been left stranded on Thursday at the famous tourist site after train services were suspended when protesters allegedly damaged the tracks.
The 418 tourists, including hundreds of foreigners, were eventually evacuated.
Peruvian officials said people with tickets to visit the site could either get a refund or use them for a month after the protests end.
In December, hundreds of tourists had to be airlifted out of Machu Picchu after protesters blocked roads and forced airports to close.
Peru has been rocked by mass anti-government protests since December, when the former president, Pedro Castillo, was impeached and arrested.
Demonstrators have been calling for fresh elections and for the newly appointed president, Dina Boluarte, to resign.
At least 60 people have died so far in the protests.