Peru Reopening borders

Peru Officially Open for Tourists from 8 Latin Countries

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The Peruvian government reopened its borders for international tourism on October 5. As of today, only visitors coming from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panamá, Paraguay and Uruguay are permitted to enter.

The authorities also stated that air borders with Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, El Salvador will reopen over the weeks to come.

– Spanish version: Apertura de Perú para el turismo
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COVID-19 test requirements

Visitors must bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival.

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Peru reopening – LATEST UPDATES

November 26

Air borders with Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, El Salvador may be reopened over the weeks to come.

October 5

Peru decided to reopen its international borders for tourism with Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Paraguay and Uruguay starting on October 5.

Due to a spike in coronavirus infections, the Peruvian Government had to extend its national quarantine policy until December 18, 2020.

August 18

Flights in and out of Peru were reestablished at Jorge Chavez International Airport. Prior to that, they were conducted through one of the country’s military bases.

All travelers must fill out an online health affidavit. All travel is being coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Peruvian embassies.

All travelers will be required to wear masks and submit to having their temperature taken.

Until Peru gets its cases of the virus under control, it will not be fully reopened to international travel.

For more information check Ministry of Health in Peru website (only available in Spanish language)

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Travel within Peru

peru reopening

The country began to gradually reopen in June and July. On July 1st, stores, hotels, and restaurants were allowed to reopen at limited capacity.

In an attempt to help the economy, the government reopened Jorge Chavez airport in Lima for domestic flights on July 15th, and reopened bus routes.

All passengers were required to wear face masks and to have a sworn statement that they were coronavirus free.

In particular, travel from Lima to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, was reestablished. This was in hopes of once again allowing tourists to visit Mach Picchu.

The impact of the Coronavirus on Peru


Covid-19 has taken a toll on Peru, with almost a million cases in total and 35,685 deaths.

The first case of the coronavirus was discovered on March 6th. The government acted promptly. Within a week, it had imposed a quarantine and halted all business activities.

Yet there have been recent surges in both new cases as well as fatalities. The Ex-President, Martin Vizcarra, stated that the lax attitude of the public, shown through recent crowds at sporting events and other social gatherings, was the culprit.

In response, on August 12, family gatherings were banned and new lockdowns were enforced.

Why Visit Peru?

For those seeking adventure in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Peru is the ideal destination. Here you can hike, raft, surf, dive, paraglide, or take a hot air balloon ride while enjoying the amazing scenery.

You’ll 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, if you have time Lima is worth a visit as well.

Whether you crave wild adventure or to take a trip back in time, this is a place you should visit once travel can safely resume.