On this page, Aracari is providing Peru coronavirus updates and responses to frequently asked questions about travel to Peru at this time. Our aim here is to keep you updated with the situation so that it becomes easier for you to start planning (or re-planning) your itineraries to this diverse and vibrant land. Besides our response to each question, you will see the date when the answer was last updated. If you are making travel plans and want to check with us on the latest, up-to-the-minute information, or have other specific questions you would like to ask, then please contact us and our local experts will be able to assist you.

For further information about the measures, Aracari is putting in place to ensure your safe travel with us, please read the information here

[15th October 2020] Peru's borders are partially open to tourists. Currently, commercial international travel is allowed from within the Latin American region only. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[28th October 2020] Peru's borders are partially open to tourists. Currently, commercial international air travel is allowed from within the Latin American region only, with flights to North America permitted to resume from Nov 1st. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[15th October 2020] Any citizen of any country can enter Peru, as long as they have traveled from within Latin America and have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight. Travelers must also wear a face mask and a face shield/visor onboard their flight.

The current routes into Peru are from:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

La Paz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Bogota, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

Panama City, Panama

Asuncion, Paraguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Santiago, Chile

 

[28th October, 2020] From November 1st, the direct connections between Peru and following destinations will also be permitted:

Colombia (Cartagena)

USA (Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Miami)

Mexico (Mexico City, Cancun)

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Iguazu)

Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Cordoba, Tucuman)

Costa Rica (San Jose)

Cuba (Havana)

Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

El Salvador (San Salvador)

Jamaica (Montego Bay)

Canada (Toronto)

 

 

[15th October 2020] All international airports are open. Currently, the only international commercial flights allowed to land in Peru are those from Latin American countries. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[28th October 2020] All of Peru’s international and domestic airports are open. Currently, the only international commercial flights allowed to land in Peru are those from the countries listed above. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[15th October 2020] Commercial international travel started on 5 October within the Latin American region. For those departing for Peru from outside of Latin America, the Peruvian government is yet to make an announcement about when the borders will fully re-open.

[28th October 2020] Commercial international travel started on 5 October within the Latin American region. International flights from destinations in North America are permitted from Nov 1st. For those departing for Peru from outside of the Americas, the Peruvian government is yet to make an announcement about when the borders will fully re-open.

 

[15th October 2020] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru.

[15th October 2020] Public places have started to open gradually following the relaxation of restrictions set out by the government four-phase Economic Reactivation Plan. Currently, museums and restaurants are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Machu Picchu is also due to reopen (on a currently unspecified date) in November at a limited capacity of 675 visitors per day, with small tour-groups permitted of up to 8 people per guide.

[28th October 2020] Public places have started to open gradually following the relaxation of restrictions set out by the government four-phase Economic Reactivation Plan. Currently, museums and restaurants are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Machu Picchu is also due to reopen in November for Peruvian Nationals, and at a limited capacity of 675 visitors per day, with small tour-groups permitted of up to 8 people per guide. There is no confirmation yet as to when Machu Picchu will fully reopen for international visitors.

 

[15th October 2020] The Peruvian government has imposed some of the strictest measures in the world to ensure safe public health. The protocols are in place until October 31st, 2020, but could possibly be extended by the Peruvian Government. All people in the country must follow these protocols:

  • A nationwide curfew between 11pm and 4am
  • A ban on the use of private cars on Sundays
  • An extended curfew all day on Sunday until 4 am on Monday in the regions of Cusco, Puno, Moquegua, and Tacna, and within the Ayacucho region, Huamanga province only; within the Apurimac region, Abancay province only; and within the Huanuco region, Huanuco, the province only.
  • Social and family gatherings and visits are prohibited
  • Children under 12 must stay at home. Each day they are allowed to leave their house for 60 minutes but must remain within 500 meters of their house, and avoid crowded places. When outside, children must be accompanied by an adult who lives with them and maintain a two-meter social distance
  • People over age 65 and those who have underlying health conditions must stay at home, with some exceptions; risk groups must not receive visits at home and must avoid the physical contact with people who leave their home
  • Everyone must wear face masks outside of homes
  • In addition to wearing a face mask, everyone must wear facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

 

[15th October 2020] Public buses as well as airlines are not operating at 100% capacity. Taxis, Uber and similar means of transportation are operating regularly. Predicting a rise in public transport use – which risked exacerbating COVID-19 transmission – the city of Lima acted quickly to expand and strengthen its cycle infrastructure in Lima. In May, work commenced on 46 km of emergency cycle lanes and additional cycle parking - prioritizing routes that would connect the city's 227 km cycle network. In a recent study, Lima also scored highly as one of the world's most walkable cities although face masks must be worn in public and additional facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

[15th October 2020] Yes, all travelers visting Peru must sign a sworn statement agreeing to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

[28th October 2020] No, there are no quarantine restrictions on arrival to Peru. Travelers must sign a sworn statement of health, and are required to present a negative PCR covid test issued within 72 hours of their flight to Peru.