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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.
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.
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.