Puno begins the reactivation of the local tourist activity with the reopening of the archaeological complex of Sillustani and the colonial temple Asunción de Juli. These two cultural monuments were authorized to receive tourists, reported the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur).
The visits will only be for domestic tourism and it is expected that activities will start by the end of this year, but it will depend a lot on the implementation of biosecurity protocols, which will be in charge of the Regional Direction of Culture.
“The control of the colonial and archaeological sites is in charge of the Ministry of Culture, and it is the authorized entity and implement the sanitary security protocols,” informed Juan Huanca Tonconi, regional director of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Puno.
In that sense, he invoked the tourist operators not to speculate about the reactivation of this sector, “the pandemic, is not controlled and the risks of contagion are still latent,” he commented.
At another time, the official said that while there is the reopening for water transport, they are not yet authorized to leave for Lake Titicaca, the control and monitoring is in charge of the Captaincy of the Port of Puno.
For her part, the assistant manager of economic activities and tourism of the Provincial Municipality of Puno, Karen Fredes Tipo, indicated that they are articulating a plan to reactivate local tourism in the short, medium and long term.
Within the established strategies, the artisan fair organized by the Association of United Craftsmen has been programmed, whose activity will be developed from 28 to 31 of this month, with fashion show and for November the registration of photos for the implementation of a virtual store will be carried out.