Peru is open to tourists from most countries without quarantine but all arrivals must bring proof of negative molecular COVID-19 (RT-PCR) or medical certificate of epidemiological discharge obtained 72 hours before departure.
Visitors must also agree to do an antigen test on arrival at Jorge Chávez International Airport on their own.
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A few days ago, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, also known as -MINCETUR- and the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Commission -PROMPERÚ- decided to suspend the 14-day quarantine that international tourists should spend.
International visitors who present a negative result in the COVID-19 PCR test will be exempt from this requirement. In addition, they will need to pay for an antigen test on arrival and sign a statement stating that they have no symptoms related to Covid-19.
“The Government of Peru, through MINCETUR, ratifies its permanent commitment to the tourism industry, recognizing its contribution to our millennial culture being recognized in the context of the bicentenary of Independence.” the statement reads.
The Peruvian government extended the health emergency COVID-19 until September 2, 2021.
Biosafety measures were also extended until at least 28 March. Thus, as of today, the country is divided into high, very high or extreme risk.
Each area must follow restrictions according to its rate of infection.
On March 23, the following cities and areas were classified as extreme risk:
- Lima (Huaura, Barranca and Huaral) and some provinces of Áncash (Huaraz), Ayacucho (Huamanga, Cangallo and La Mar), Cajamarca (Cajamarca and Cajabamba), Callao (Callao), Cusco (Cusco and La Convención), Ica (Pisco and Chincha), Junín (Chanchamayo, Jauja, Chupaca), Loreto (Maynas), Lambayeque (Lambayeque), Madre de Dios (Tambopata), Moquegua (Mariscal Nieto), Tacna (Tacna) and Ucayali (Colonel Portillo).
They must respect the curfew from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am and strictly mandatory social immobilization on Sundays.
Cities and areas are classified at very high risk:
- Lima (Metropolitana Lima, Cajatambo, Canta, Canete, Huarochirí, Oyón and Yauyos) and several provinces within Áncash, Pasco, Huánuco, Junín, Huancavelica, Ica, Apurimac, Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin and Ucayali.
Most public spaces, such as tourist areas, cinemas, churches, gyms and clubs, can open with reduced capacity.
Cities and areas are classified at high risk:
- Piura (Piura, Ayabaca, Huancabamba, Morropón, Paita, Sullana, Talara y Sechura), Huánuco (Huánuco, Ambo, Dos de Mayo, Huacaybamba, Huamalies, Leoncio Prado, Marañón, Pachitea, Puerto Inca, Lauricocha y Yarowilca).
In these areas, the beaches are open and interstate, air and land travel are allowed.
After being closed for 8 months, Peru’s internationally celebrated tourist site, Machu Picchu, reopened last week. The historic site is part of the exclusive club of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World and will be open to 897 tourists per day (40% of capacity).
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Claudia Cornejo, recently stated that regardless of the new set of restrictions, Jorge Chávez international airport remains open to international tourism except for flights from Europe, South Africa and Brazil.
Peru reportedly received a first shipment of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines on February 7. According to Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti, the country will begin distributing vaccinations immediately. The first phase will cover people who work in “intensive care units, emergency units, operating rooms and all those who are on the front line of defense against the effects of the pandemic”.
Peru receives the first batch of vaccines – February 7.
Is Peru open to Americans?
Yes, he is. Commercial flights to Peru have resumed operations in some US states. All arrivals from the United States will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. They must also present proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the airport.
Situation of COVID-19 in Peru
Covid-19 has caused damage to Peru, with 1,582,367 cases reported in total and 52,877 deaths.
The government is making great efforts to supply oxygen to Peruvians at the moment.
Why visit Peru?
For those looking for adventure in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, Peru is the ideal destination. Here visitors can go hiking, rafting, surfing, diving, paragliding or take a hot air balloon ride while enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
Travelers will find the high Andes, green plateaus, lush jungles and stunning beaches. Biodiversity is also incredible.
Then there are the legendary sites – legendary lost cities of ancient lineage full of artifacts and rich in history. Of all the countries in Latin America, Peru is the most fascinating in terms of its prehistoric treasures.
It is also known for having one of the best foods on the continent. Part of this is due to the variety of cultures that call this country their home.
There are indigenous and foreign influences, including everything from Spanish, French and Japanese traditions.
For travelers new to the region, Peru is probably the best place to visit first, as it has some of the best travel infrastructure.
There is a wide range of accommodation available and the inhabitants are friendly and helpful. However, even some of the more luxurious options are usually affordable.
There are also bargains in some of the local markets, which offer interesting local products, including samples of traditional weaving.
Although most visitors go to Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Lima is also worth a visit.
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