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Peru

This information was updated on 5th March 2021. 

Current Situation

Currently the vaccination process already began in Peru and in the meantime, the Peruvian Government is announcing periodically new restrictions according to the number of cases in each region.

One of the mandatory regulations indicate that travellers must arrive in Peru with a negative result from a COVID-19 molecular (PCR) test molecular test (PCR).

The results of the tests must be issued no more than 72 hours before their flight. Also, an affidavit must be completed by clicking here.

All the arrivals from abroad must comply with a mandatory 14-day quarantine at their home, temporary isolation centre or accommodation. After the sixth day of quarantine, travellers can carry out a second molecular test (PCR) that confirms that they do not have coronavirus to go ahead with their trip.

Many hotels are offering testing facilities for guests for their return to their countries or whenever they need it. This will be afforded by the guests and the hotels will give all the information and advisory for their safe testing in local laboratories or in their facilities.

However, the entry of travellers who travel from Europe, South Africa and Brazil or who have stopped over in Europe, South Africa or Brazil and do not reside in Peru, is banned until March 17, 2021 due to the new variants of the virus.

Commercial airlines are operating between Peru and other countries up to 8 hours flying time away. If travelling via another country, it is essential you check the travel advice for that country.

Domestic flights are operating to some regions and with strict protocols for hotels, airports, restaurants, tour operators, guides, among others.

Peru is still fighting against COVID-19 with regulations aimed to control the contagions in all regions of the country. Currently the State of National Emergency is in force until September 2nd 2021.

The updated regulations that will run until March 17th are:

  • Peru has been divided in a three-tier system. (Very High, High and Extreme) with further restrictions depending on the level of risk.
  • Anyone arriving in Peru will need to quarantine for 14 days. You may end quarantine after 7 days if you take a PCR test on your 6th day in country and the result is negative.
  • Closure of all beaches in the Extreme and Very High tier regions.
  • Social and family gatherings and visits are prohibited
  • Everyone must wear face masks in public
  • In addition to wearing a face mask, everyone must wear facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport

Extreme Tier:

The curfew runs from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

A full lockdown applies on Sundays

Interprovincial land transport: allowed with a capacity of 50%.

Very High Tier: 

Restriction of private vehicles: Sundays all day.

The curfew runs from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

Interprovincial land transport: allowed with a capacity of 50%

High Tier: 

Restriction of private vehicles: Sundays all day.

Curfew: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Interprovincial land transportation: freely allowed.

See the details of the regions according to their tiers here.

Any changes to curfew rules and the emergency state will be announced by the government.

 

Please contact our IPeru offices Whatsapp +511 944492314 for updated information prior to your trip to Peru.

The use of a mask is mandatory throughout the country, and people are constantly reminded of the importance of hand washing and maintaining social distance.

For detailed and updated information about Peru please visit Peru.travel and contact our Information Offices (Iperu) Whatsapp +511 944492314. Check also your local travel advices before planning your trip to Peru.

Plans to reopen to international tourism

For now, international tourism is slowly opening and new measures are taken regularly to avoid a further spread of COVID-19 and its variants throughout the country.

Like many other countries affected by COVID-19, Peru is facing a unprecedent situation and the relevant authorities such as the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, among others, will determine when and which long-haul flights will be permitted, assuring safety and all the right measures for a pleasant visit to Peru.

Flights from the UK

Before the border closure these were regular flights:

British Airways – Direct flight between London Gatwick and Lima (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) from March to October 2021 (to be confirmed).

KLM/ Air France – Connections in Paris and Amsterdam daily.

Iberia/ Latam – Connections in Madrid and Barcelona

It is expected that the same flights and frequencies will operate once the pandemic is over.

Plans for reopening other entry points

The same restrictions are applied for other entry points.

What Covid 19-related safety measures can travellers expect?

The use of a mask is mandatory throughout the country, and people are constantly reminded of the importance of hand washing and maintaining social distance.

These measures, as well as the private ones that have been worked by operators, hotels and tourism representatives in general, which includes safety actions and good practices in order to keep high quality services during Covid 19, once domestic and foreign tourism is active again.

Mandatory protocols for restaurants, travel agencies, tour operators, guides, adventure tourism, museums, archaeological sites and airports have been approved in the last months.

Among others, the use of a face mask is mandatory in public and there is a limited access to malls and shops. Restaurants are open with strict sanitary measures but with limited capacity, delivery services and take outs only until March 17th.

What other Covid 19-related safety measures would you like to highlight to the trade?

Mandatory protocols for restaurants, travel agencies, tour operators, guides, adventure tourism and airports have been approved and put into practice in the last months.

 

Among others, the use of a face mask is mandatory in public and there is a limited access to malls and shops. Restaurants are open with a limited space occupation and with strict sanitary measures. Delivery and take-out services are available too.

 

Many hotels are offering testing facilities for guests for their return to their countries or whenever they need it. This will be afforded by the guests and the hotels will give all the information and advisory for their safe testing in local laboratories or in their facilities.

 

What are the COVID-19 related safety measures in Airports, restaurants, etc?

 

Airports:

  • Temperature control
  • Only admission with a mask will be allowed.
  • Only passengers will be allowed to enter to the airports. If they require additional help, they may enter with a companion.
  • The disinfection of footwear will be provided before entering the airports.
  • Social distancing will be mandatory.
  • Electronic check-in is recommended before attending the airport.
  • If the passenger has a luggage, they must personally deliver it.
  • Sworn Declaration

Hotels:

Sanitary processes for interaction with customers in areas such as reception, common areas, food service that is only for guests. Also, the cleaning and disinfection procedures for each area of the hotel: security, reception, lobby, elevators, stairs, passageways, housekeeping, laundry, warehouses and the areas of use of administrative personnel.

Many hotels are offering testing facilities for guests for their return to their countries or whenever they need it. This will be afforded by the guests and the hotels will give all the information and advisory for their safe testing in local laboratories or in their facilities.

Restaurants:

Restaurants need to comply with a series of sanitary measures to avoid contagion between workers and customers.

Delivery service is already allowed everywhere but restaurants will now be opened to offer meals in situ. However, they cannot exceed 30% of the occupation of each business.

It is mandatory to maintain a safe distance between tables. In addition, workers must wear a mask during their shifts.

Travel agencies, hostels and tourist guides:

It establishes hygiene and sanitation provisions; use of protective equipment; protocols in care, administrative and operational areas; appointment of personnel for symptom identification activities; among others.

Adventure Tourism:

The protocols of adventure tourism, canoeing and hiking indicates that hygiene and sanitation provisions are mandatory; the use of protective equipment, protocols in service areas, administrative areas and operational areas, designation of personnel for symptom identification activities, among other considerations.

Sanitary protocol in protected natural areas:

Nature tourism will also be one of the first to resume due to its development in open spaces. For this reason, the Service of Protected Natural Areas of Peru (SERNANP) established the guidelines for visits when tourist activity is restored.

Sanitary protocol in museums:

Museums and institutions established the reduction of their capacity to maintain more than one meter of distance between the visitors. In addition, the use of masks, disinfection of hands and shoes are mandatory. It is important to mention that to make the visit you must make a prior reservation virtually or by phone.

Is there anything else you would like to highlight to UK agents about travel to your destination in 2020?

The public and private sector are working jointly in order to adjust the implementation of the mandatory protocols in the different tourism segments.

Our peruagent.com website is a friendly tool where you can find useful information and updated statements about Covid-19.

Contact details

Elisabeth Hakim

UK & North American Markets Coordinator

ehakim@promperu.gob.pe