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Chichen Itza at sunset

Reopening of Chichen Itzá

The state of Yucatan continues to reopen its archaeological sites; after announcing last week the plan reopening, most of the archaeological sites in Yucatan are now opened. The only exception is Chichen Itzá which is scheduled to reopen on September 22nd.

State Goverment and INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) authorities have once again confirmed that Chichen Itzá will be reopening its doors this September 22nd at 8am.

Here are the special measures under which the site will be operating during the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • The use of face-masks is obligatory at all times and with no exception
  • Chichen Itzá will be open from 8am to 5pm
  • "Kukulcan Nights” show at night remains closed
  • Tours will be held primarily between 11am and 2pm
  • Visitors must go through a health screening where they will have their body temperature measured as well as been given hand sanitizer; people with temperatures of over 37.5C (99.5F) will not be allowed to enter
  • Visitors must keep a safe distance of at least 1.5m (5ft) from other guests with the exception of children who must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • It is asked that visitors avoid touching surfaces such as handrails and counters as much as possible
  • Groups will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, this includes guided groups as well.

The opening of the Chichen Itza ruins will be of great importance to continue with the tourist recovery of Cancun and the Riviera Maya as it is one of the most visited attractions in the destination. If you are interested in visiting this archaeological zone, we suggest you book in advance due to the limited capacity implemented by the authorities during Covid-19 pademic

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