The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was reopened on Wednesday as announced by Peruvian officials.

The UNESCO World Heritage site, which is visited by thousands of tourists a day, was closed more than three weeks ago as anti-government protestors blocked key access routes.

Officials said they would ensure the ancient monument and the transport links leading to it were


Protests continue in the capital, Lima, and other regions in the south.

Tourism is key to Peru's economy and the losses caused by the ongoing political crisis are estimated to amount to more than 6 million dollars.

Train services to Machu Picchu resumed last week with limited service. They were suspended after protesters placed boulders on the line.

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