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Peru Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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: 17/01/2022).


Last major update:

Currently, the daily curfew in Lima is from 12am – 4am and in Cusco from 2am – 4am. The regulations are quite strict and we don’t recommend being outside your accommodation during the curfew. In order to enter Peru, all travelers above the age of 12 years need a vaccination card with the required doses completed up to 14 days or they must show a a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before traveling. 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?

  • In order to enter Peru, all travelers above the age of 12 years need a vaccination card with the required doses completed up to 14 days or they must show a a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before traveling. Children under 12 years old are only required to be asymptomatic.
  • For entering the country and domestic flights, you’ll need an affidavit.
  • The entry for non-resident passengers from South Africa or the ones that have made a stopover there in the last 14 days is suspended until January 20th. 
  • It’s obligatory to wear a KN95 face mask or a double mask in closed spaces.
  • Before entering closed buildings such as restaurants, bars, cafes or shopping malls it is required to show the vaccination card with the completed dose.   
  • All these measures will hold until January 20th 2022.


Flexibility With Your Bookings

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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


Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures During the Tours:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas and in the car
  • 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


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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:

  • In order to enter Peru, all travelers above the age of 12 years need a vaccination card with the required doses completed up to 14 days or they must show a a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before traveling.
  • 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.

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:

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.

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.

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.


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

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 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

  • 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

  • 26 November, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Cheers guys,
    so is it still save and I can visit Peru with my family? Anything that I have to be aware of?


    • 27 November, 2021 at 10:59 am

      Hello Andy,
      yes you can come with your family and discover all the different sites. We have just updated this blog post and it includes all the things that you need to be aware of. Don’t hesitate for further questions.

      Team Exploor

  • 30 December, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    If you test positive in peru can you quarantine at any hotel?

    • 1 January, 2022 at 1:16 pm

      Hey Robin! Yes, normally you can just stay at your hotel/airbnb and quarantine there until you test negative again.

  • 7 January, 2022 at 4:15 am

    What about unvaccinated travelers? Can they take busses and visit tourist places like Huaraz or Machu Picchu at this moment?

    • 7 January, 2022 at 7:20 am

      Hello Lisa,
      unvaccinated travelers need a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours to enter the country.
      During your time in Peru you’ll have to take on regular basis a PCR test to be able to enter busses or other transports.

      team exploor

  • 9 January, 2022 at 6:14 am

    What happens if you get Covid while in Peru? What are the regulations to leave the country?

    • 9 January, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Hey Lizalu! You have to isolate yourself and be in quarantine until you’re negative. Only then can you leave the country. It’s not allowed to travel when you still have COVID.

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