Tinum, Yucatán — After being closed for six months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chichen Itzá archaeological zone has officially reopened. The government of Yucatán made the announcement Tuesday, saying that the site has reopened to visitors with all hygiene measures in place.
In a press release, the Yucatán government reported that the Chichen Itzá archaeological site will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the last access at 4:00 p.m. and with a maximum daily limit of 3,000 visitors.
They add that a modern thermographic camera has been installed to check the body temperature of all visitors before being allowed to enter the site. Mouth masks are healthy distancing are mandatory and only group maximums of 10, including the tour guide(s), will be permitted.
The director of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural and Tourist Services of the State of Yucatán, Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, assured that both state and federal authorities have carried out all the necessary steps to reactivate the reopening of the pre-Hispanic site, complying with all suggested health protocols.
“It is very important that Chichén Itzá is open not only for the cultural aspect, but also for the economic aspect. We are ready to receive all tourists with all the necessary sanitary measures so that little by little, the influx to this place recovers,” explained Díaz Montalvo.