Covid-19 in Peru: what you need to know

COVID-19 in Peru: What is the situation? Is it possible to travel in Peru?

Dear passengers, due to your many questions and given the constant evolution of the situation, from now on we will inform you on this page every time the situation changes and every news related to your trip to Peru.

Latest news :


From  juin 21st to july 11th June, new measures are put in place.

At the national level:

A change has been made in the classification of regions according to the level of virus circulation.

- The Arequipa region will be under a strict sanitary blockade until july 11th 2021. 

- Restrictions eased in most areas

- A national curfew is always in force from 21h to 23 h till 4h, following the regions

- Inter-regional transport remains authorized.

- Non-essential businesses, restaurants and tourist sites may open with a reduced capacity.

- The use of face masks to circulate on public roads is mandatory nationwide.

- The use of double masks to enter establishments with risk of crowds of people such as: shopping malls, galleries, department stores, basic product supply stores, supermarkets, warehouses and pharmacies is mandatory nationwide with the additional use of face shields.

At the international level:

- The strengthening of migratory control at the northern border of the country is provided for. Peruvians and foreign residents will be able to enter the country complying with the protocols and measures established by the Ministry of Health.

- A negative PCR or antigen test less than 72 hours old is still required upon entry into the country. Check with your airline for other requirements.

- Non-resident foreigners from the India, South Africa and Brazil, or who have made a stopover in these places in the last 14 days, are suspended from entering the national territory until July 11th, 2021


As a result of the measures taken to deal with the second wave and the peak of contamination in early January, Peru has seen a relative decrease in the number of cases of contamination.

As a result, the government announced the following measures for the period from March 1 to 14.

- The country remains divided into three categories: Extreme level, very high level and high level.

- A curfew remains in effect throughout the country.

- However, total containment was lifted in the extreme level areas. It is replaced by a curfew and Sunday confinement.

- Tourist sites and certain "non-essential" services can now reopen in high and very high level areas and can again receive the public following a strict protocol.

Machu Picchu immediately announced its reopening!

- The interregional transports remain strongly limited

- Land borders remain closed to foreigners

- No European, South African, and Brazilian residents are allowed to enter the territory, as well as any other person who has made a stopover in these regions of the world.

Peru, while remaining very cautious, therefore authorizes a partial reactivation of the country's economy, as it did before the second wave of January.

In addition, despite the scandal, the vaccination campaign has indeed started and is continuing its course, initially for health personnel.

Faced with the increase in cases and the risk of saturation of hospital services, the state of emergency is prolonged. The measures taken at the beginning of February have been reinforced and extended.

Several regions are now at "extreme" levels, according to the terminology adopted by the Peruvian government. In fact, no travel is currently possible until further notice.

These measures are in effect until the end of February. An update will be made on this date for the coming months.

- A strict curfew is in force throughout the country and many areas are under total quarantine.

- Non-essential businesses remain closed.

- Transportation between regions remains suspended.

- The arrival of non-residents in Peru is also suspended for travelers from Brazil, Europe, and South Africa until February 28.

- Travelers from other regions are subject to approximately 14 PCR tests upon entry and to PCR testing before and after isolation. 

Faced with evidence of a second wave, the government extended the state of emergency and imposed new restrictions until February 14.

In Lima, the capital region was placed under strict quarantine, and curfews were tightened in other regions.

- Regional transportation to the capital was suspended.

- Non-essential businesses must be closed again

- External borders remain closed

Faced with the resurgence of the virus in Europe, and the appearance of variants, the reopening of borders with Europe is cancelled. Commercial flights between Peru and Europe are therefore suspended for a period of 15 days minimum and renewable.

Economic reactivation continues : International commercial flights to and from Europe are allowed.

Certain non-essential businesses are allowed to reopen, particularly restaurants, in accordance with strict protocol and reduced reception capacity.

Thanks to relative stability and guidance of new cases, international tourism is partly reactivated. Tourist sites will have to comply with a strict and rigorous protocol to access the authorization to receive from the public. Large sites like Machu Picchu have planned a calendar of reopening.

In the wake of deconfinement, interregional transport is resuming and national tourism is allowed.

Peru is coming out of its 40's, among the longest in the world: 4 and a half months of strict isolation.
Deconfinement and reactivation will have to follow a progressive plan in 4 phases.

A state of emergency is declared and the entire national territory is placed under quarantine to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

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