Stranded Tourist Gets Machu Picchu All To Himself Peru granted Jesse Takayama special permission to enter the world heritage site. He's been waiting since March to visit the site. He's been trapped in Peru because of pandemic travel restrictions.
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Stranded Tourist Gets Machu Picchu All To Himself

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Stranded Tourist Gets Machu Picchu All To Himself

Stranded Tourist Gets Machu Picchu All To Himself

Stranded Tourist Gets Machu Picchu All To Himself

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Peru granted Jesse Takayama special permission to enter the world heritage site. He's been waiting since March to visit the site. He's been trapped in Peru because of pandemic travel restrictions.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Over the weekend, Jesse Takayama (ph) got to have Machu Picchu all to himself. He was the first tourist to visit the world-renowned Peruvian ruins in seven months. That's how long the park's been shut down because of COVID-19. Peru granted Takayama special permission to enter the World Heritage Site. He's been waiting since March while trapped in Peru because of the pandemic. Upside - he got to use the entry ticket he bought seven months ago, and the view wasn't bad either. It's MORNING EDITION.

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