Peru is open for tourists from most countries without quarantine but all arrivals must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge taken within 72 hours before departure.
Visitors also need to agree to take an antigen test on arrival at Jorge Chávez International Airport at their own expense. If they test positive, they must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
The Peruvian Government has banned the entrance of non-resident passengers coming from the U.K., South Africa and Brazil until further notice. This ban will be enforced, at least, until May 30.
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June 27 – Peru to extend domestic COVID-19 restrictions through July 11 due to a new COVID-19 variant
Lambda, also known as C.37, was first discovered in Peru in August and now accounts for 82 percent of new infections. On June 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified it as a variant of interest (VOI).
The new strain is also spreading rapidly in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and the U.K.
In an endeavor to flatten the second wave of the coronavirus following the recent spike, Peru has decided to extend domestic restrictions through at least July 11.
As of now, the provinces of Chachapoyas Province, Amazonas Department, Arequipa, Camana, Caraveli, Castilla, Caylloma, and Islay Provinces, Arequipa Department, Lucanas Province, Ayacucho Department, Espinar Province and Cusco Department will be considered of “extreme risk.”
June 10 – Peru continues to be open for tourism amidst the worst pandemic situation in the world – Restrictions extended through June 30
The official death toll is now almost three times higher than the previously reported with 5,484 deaths per million inhabitants, according to an AFP count.
The government raised the count from 69,342 to 180,764 on the advice of a panel of health experts. This undercount was in line with so-called excess deaths figures.
“There has been no government support with oxygen, with intensive care beds. We do not have enough vaccines at the moment. The first line of care has not been reactivated. All this makes us the first country in the world in mortality,” said the president of the Peruvian Medical Federation, Godofredo Talavera.
For now, Peru has updated and extended the nation’s COVID-19 restrictions through at least June 30 in a desperate attempt to contain the spread of the virus.
May 15 – Peru is now requiring citizens to wear face shields and cover eyes, nose and mouth when in some public areas
The Peruvian government has updated its nationwide COVID-19 restrictions and extended them through at least May 30.
As of now, all passengers taking public transport or commercial flights must wear face shields that cover the eyes, nose, and mouth, and a mask covering the nose and mouth. Double masking remains mandatory for everyone entering indoor places, such as shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.
April 26 – Mandatory double-making at all public spaces in Peru
Every 5 minutes a person dies in Peru to COVID-19. Despite the fact Peru has enforced all types of measures to mitigate the pandemic such as very strict curfews, border closures, tough entry restrictions, and now mandatory use of 2 masks, nothing seems to stop the advance of the virus that is killing more people than it did in its worst outbreak last year.
Thus, from today until May 9, all nationals and tourists must wear two masks at the streets, public transport, supermarkets and every single place that gathers a considerable number of people.
On the other hand, in big cities such as Lima and el Callao, there won’t be restrictions for people to do outdoor activities or attend public shows.
Is Peru open for Americans?
Yes, it is. Commercial flights to Peru have resumed operations from certain states in the U.S. All arrivals from the United States will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. They also will need to submit proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the airport.
COVID-19 situation in Peru
Covid-19 has taken a toll on Peru with 2,043,262 total reported cases and 191,447 deaths.
The government is making great efforts to provide Peruvians with oxygen supplies at the moment.
Why Visit Peru?
For those seeking adventure in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Peru is the ideal destination. Here visitors can hike, raft, surf, dive, paraglide, or take a hot air balloon ride while enjoying the amazing scenery.
Travelers will find the high Andes, green plateaus, lush jungles, and gorgeous beaches. The biodiversity is also amazing.
Then there are the legendary sites – fabled lost cities of ancient lineage filled with artifacts and rich with history. Of all the countries in Latin America, Peru is the most fascinating in terms of its prehistoric treasures.
It’s also known for having some of the best food on the continent. Part of this is due to the variety of cultures that call this country their home.
There are both 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 infrastructures.
There is a wide range of accommodations available and the locals are friendly and helpful. Yet even some of the more luxurious options are often affordable.
There are also bargains to be found at some of the local markets, which offer interesting local products including samples of traditional weaving.
While most visitors head to Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley, Lima is worth a visit as well.