The office of the Ministry of Culture in Cusco has announced a series of prohibitions for visits to Machu Picchu that apply to tourists, tour guides and other visitors. These have the purpose of guaranteeing the physical integrity of the visitors and the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Inca citadel.
The Ministry of Culture has determined that as of July 1, 2017, the following conduct within the enclosure is prohibited:
1.) Carrying backpacks or purses that exceed the following measures: 40 × 35 × 20 centimeters. Larger backpacks and bags must remain in the wardrobe located at the entrance of the Inca Citadel.
2.) Bringing food and pick nick utensils.
3.) Carrying illegal substances, alcoholic beverages, and aerosols.
4.) Bearing umbrellas for sun and rain. (hats and raincoats are allowed).
5.) Using tripods, stands or extensions for cameras, cell phones or other elements for filming and taking photos (this also applies to selfie sticks)
6.) Bringing animals, except for guide dogs.
7.) Bringing musical instruments, megaphones, speakers.
8.) Entering the Citadel with baby carriages. Babies can be carried in a baby backpack that does not have a metal frame.
9.) Bearing arms of any kind
10.) Wearing shoes with metallic soles and bringing sticks with metal tip
11.) Wearing clothes intended for advertising purposes
12.) Causing tumult or generating disorder in the access to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, as well as to raise or to lean on the walls and structures.
13.) Touching, moving or extracting lithic elements, or performing graffiti.
14.) Disturb, collect or remove native flora or fauna and cultural elements.
15.) Carry out activities that imply the deterioration of the Citadel of Machu Picchu, its natural environment, and facilities.
17.) Not respecting the established circuits or routes.
18.) Feeding the domestic and wild animals inside the citadel of Machu Picchu.
19.) Flying over the Citadel with paragliders, drones or any smaller craft.
20.) Making films or taking photographs for advertising purposes or in places of high risk.
The regulation specifies that the noncompliance will determine the expulsion of the citadel of Machu Picchu without the right to refund the amount of the entry ticket.