The Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan, located in the State of Mexico, will reopen its doors next Thursday, reported the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH); however, he pointed out that at the moment there will be no access to the pyramids because the monuments cannot be disinfected.
Through a statement, the Institute headed by the anthropologist Diego Prieto, said that the archaeological zone will operate at 30%, so that per day only a maximum of 3,000 people per day will be allowed access. In addition, it will operate on a reduced schedule, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“At the end of the visiting day, the work spaces, restrooms and commercial areas will be sanitized (monuments cannot be sanitized, which is why they will not be open to the public),” said INAH.
The Institute explained that as part of the sanitary measures, the visitor must wear a mask when arriving at the site to protect the personnel who will issue the ticket, as well as the personnel who check the tickets in the entrance modules.
Another of the measures established in Teotihuacan is that each visitor must maintain a healthy distance at all times, establishing a separation between people of at least 1.5 m; with the exception of children who must be accompanied by an adult.
“Only some open areas can be visited, such as the Calzada de los Muertos, squares and esplanades. The ascent to the Pyramid of the Moon, Pyramid of the Sun and Temple of the Feathered Serpent will remain closed, in addition the complexes of Quetzalpapálotl, Río San Juan (superimposed buildings and stuccoed heads) and the Palaces (Tetitla, Atetelco, Yayahuala, Zacuala and Tepantitla) “.
The Museum of Teotihuacan Painting and the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture will also remain closed.
The INAH indicated that the allowed capacity will be distributed according to the five access gates of the archaeological zone and the gates will close at the time the assigned tickets are finished: Gate 1 (700 tickets), Gate 2 (700 tickets), Gate 3 (350 tickets), Gate 4 (550 tickets, this access will serve tour operators: buses) and Gate 5 (700 tickets).
He added that for the reopening of the archaeological zone, it has been agreed with the municipalities of Teotihuacán, San Martín de las Pirámides and the Otumba Region Government Directorate, the support and collaboration for the maintenance of public order in the vicinity of the archaeological site to avoid the street vending and the sale of alcoholic beverages on the cobbled circuit, as well as avoiding the placement of food stalls;