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State officials announce indefinite closure of the Cobá archaeological site in Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — State officials have announced the indefinite closure of the Cobá archaeological site in Tulum for security and health reasons. In a press release, officials said “for security reasons and in compliance with the health provisions for the prevention of contagion of the COVID-19 disease, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) report that the Archaeological Zone of Cobá, located in the municipality of Tulum, has closed its doors to public visits as of August 11 and until further notice.”

Their notice goes on to add that the foregoing, in accordance with the powers granted to INAH by the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Zones.

The Ministry of Culture and the INAH urge visitors not to go to the archaeological zone. As soon as the conditions for its reopening exist, the public will be notified.

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