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Peru Travel Restrictions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

This page will constantly be updated based on the latest news from the federal government regarding travel restrictions in Peru (last update: 6/09/2021).

 

Last major update:

Currently, the daily curfew in Lima and Cusco is from 1am – 4am. The regulations are quite strict and we don’t recommend being outside your accommodation during the curfew. These restrictions are subject to constant evaluation. They might change every two weeks due to the different number of infections in every region.

 

Peru Travel Restrictions

What are the current travel restrictions in Peru?

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you won’t need a negative COVID test to enter Peru.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated yet, you’ll need negative PCR test or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge in order to enter the country. The test results must be obtained no later than 72 hours before check-in.
  • Besides that it is important that you fill out the Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization.
  • The entry of non-resident passengers from South Africa or who have made a stopover in there in the last 14 days is suspended until September 19th.
  • For domestic flights, you only need an affidavit.
  • It’s obligatory to wear a face mask and a face shield for public transportation (bus and train, but not for planes). Social distancing has to be respected at any time. In addition to that, it’s mandatory to use a double mask in closed places, such as airports, banks, shopping centres, supermarkets etc. Furthermore, hands should be disinfected regularly.
  • Most restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping malls are open and work with limited capacities.  
  • All these measures will hold until September 19th 2021.

 

Flexibility with your bookings

girl with alpaca in front of rainbow mountain palccoyo

Happy traveler with an alpaca at Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo.

 

The entire travel industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many agencies are still fighting for their existence. We are still working very hard to provide you with the best possible service.

This way, you’ll definitely have an unforgettable trip to the country of the Incas. And apart from that, you can help the tourism industry in Peru stay alive. 

For more information on the terms of cancelation of the individual tours, we recommend that you take a look at the respective tour on our website or contact us via mail at info@exploor.pe

 

Our COVID-19 health and safety measures during the tours: 

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas and in the car  
  • Face masks required for guides and drivers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer for travelers and employees
  • Safety distance during the entire tour
  • We disinfect the equipment after each tour 
  • We clean the vehicles after every tour 
  • Guides disinfect their hands regularly 
  • Regular temperature checks on the entire team

 

Peru Travel Restrictions for entering 

If you plan to come to Peru, you have to make sure that you adhere to the following precautionary measures.

Travel to Peru:

  • Foreign travelers don’t need negative PCR no older than 72 hours if they are fully vaccinated already. If they aren’t, they need a negative PCR test.
  • You have to fill out the “Declaración Jurada de Salud y Autorización de Geolocalización” (Affirmation of health and geolocation authorization) before the trip and print out the confirmation.
  • Download the official app from the Peruvian Migration Authority (“Pre Registro de Control Migratorio Virtual”. You can search for Migraciones Peru in the App/Google Play Store). Then, fill in the required data and save the QR code on your phone or print it out.

Arrival in Peru:

  • With a negative test or a full vaccination you do not need to quarantine

couple at ollantaytambo ruins and travelers background

Couple standing at Ollantaytambo, the last tourist site of our Sacred Valley tour, before the journey to Machu Picchu continues. 

 

COVID-19 Tests in Peru

You will need another Covid test if you are travelling to a country that requires a negative result for entry.

We recommend the following laboratories/clinics:

Lima
Consulab
Phone: +51 952 464 447

Cost: S/ 240 ($61) for PCR test and S/ 120 ($31) for antigen test. You’ll get the result in 24 hours and 1 hour, respectively. It includes a test at home meaning that they will come to your hotel/airbnb (in Miraflores, San Isidro & Barranco) and do the test there. The result will be in English or Spanish.

Unilab
Cost: S/ 245 ($64) for the PCR test with a result within approx. 12 hours. The appointments are every 10 minutes from Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 5:50 pm. The test lab is in Miraflores in Comandante Espinar 450. The result will be in English or Spanish.

SuizaLab
Phone: +51 960243591 / +51 975610614
Cost: S/ 260 ($68) for the PCR test with a result in 24h. The test can be translated to English for S/ 55 ($15). For S/ 40 ($11) extra, the test can be done at home.

Cusco

Cima Clinic 
Phone: +51 984705309
Result in 24-72h depending on the test

INTEGRAMEDICA
Tel: 084 254919, Phone: +51 984309071 / +51 943916343
Result in 24h

 

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms/ a positive COVID test 

  1. Quarantine, avoid any contact with other people and do not go out.
  2. Follow further instructions from the local authorities.
  3. Call your travel insurance company and find out which doctor you should visit. 
  4. Make an appointment with the doctor and follow his advice. 
  5. Call your travel agent/ provider to make appropriate arrangements or postpone your current bookings.
  6. Avoid any further travel until you feel better and get a negative test result.

In case of symptoms, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) recommends calling the free emergency number 113, sending a WhatsApp message to (+51) 952-842-623) or an email to infosalud@minsa.gob.pe. However, it’s very likely that you will only receive an answer in Spanish.

happy travelers with ponchos at machu picchu ruins

Travelers during our 2.5h guided tour through the Machu Picchu ruins.  

 

Travelling to Peru during Covid-19

As you can see, there are a few things to consider if you plan to come to Peru during COVID-19. Even if you need a test before entering the country, with a negative test result you do not need to quarantine after your arrival.

Visiting Peru in times of COVID-19 has the advantage that there are hardly any crowds at the tourist sites. In fact, visiting Machu Picchu as it’s currently possible is a privilege because before the pandemic it almost suffered from over-tourism. Above all, taking into account our strict COVID-19 protocol, we try to ensure a high level of security so that we can show you the beautiful places such as Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley without hesitation. 

Do you have any further questions about the local COVID-19 situation or the travel restrictions in Peru? We invite you to leave a comment below or to contact us at info@exploor.pe.

8 Comments
  • 17 August, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Is this info still up to date?

    • 18 August, 2021 at 3:52 am

      Hello Tom,
      yes, the info is getting constantly updated and the guidelines are still applying.

  • 27 August, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Really helpful article! And thanks for sharing the different labs, that helped us a lot in Lima.

    • 6 September, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      Hey Andreas, glad this info was helpful! Hope you enjoyed your time in Peru. All the best 🙂

  • 6 September, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Is it true that to enter Peru you don’t need a COVID test anymore if you’re fully vaccinated??

    • 6 September, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Hi Jake! Yes, it’s true! If you are fully vaccinated, you don’t need a COVID test to enter Peru.

  • 11 September, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Super helpful! Thanks for sharing that. So in case I am coming from Switzerland and If I am fully vaccinated I do not need a test or anything else?

    • 13 September, 2021 at 10:00 pm

      Hey Jakob, glad you’re liking the info. Thanks for reading our blog 🙂

      That’s correct! With the current regulations, if you’re fully vaccinated you do not need a COVID-19 test to enter Peru. Feel free to reach out to us if we can help you with anything else.

      Best, Oliver

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