Peru (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all country.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.07.2021
1. Until 31 July 2021, flights from Brazil, India and South Africa are suspended.
2. Until 8 August 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Brazil, India or South Africa.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Peru.
3. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test result issued at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years with a certificate of good health.
4. Passengers must complete an “Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization” at http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/ 72 hours before departure.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
6. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all passengers coming into Peru has been lifted. Passengers must continue to present a negative PCR or antigen test issued 72 hours prior to the flight to Peru, and have signed the health affidavit.

Peru has lifted the restriction of flights between the UK starting May 10 through May 30. The no-entry restriction still stands for foreigners non-residents coming in to Peru from (or have had layovers in) South Africa, Brazil and India. Peruvian citizens and foreign residents coming in from said countries must comply with a 14-day quarantine.

The use of a facial protector or shield is no longer mandatory on national and international flights arriving/departing Peru. Double masks is still necessary, as in other crowded public areas.
 

Lockdown Details

On May 27, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the extension of emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions due to high levels of COVID-19 spread, effective Monday, May 31 to June 20, 2021.

On Sunday, June 20th, Peru will have a nation-wide lockdown for Father’s Day to avoid large gatherings.

As of May 10, 2021, Lima and Callao are considered on “Very High Alert.”

Regions considered on “Extreme Alert” include Apurímac (Aymaraes), Arequipa (Caylloma e Islay), Ayacucho (Lucanas y Parinacochas), Cajamarca (Chota y San Ignacio), Cusco (Canchis), La Libertad (Chepén y Otuzco), Madre de Dios (Tambopata), Piura (Morropón), Puno (Melgar, San Román y Yunguyo), San Martín (Moyobamba).

Other regions considered on “Very High Alert” are Amazonas, Ancash, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Tacna, Tumbes, Provincia Constitucional del Callao, Apurímac (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Arequipa (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Ayacucho (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Cajamarca (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Cusco (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), La Libertad (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Madre de Dios (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Piura (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), Puno (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert), and San Martín (with the exception of the provinces listed in extreme alert).

The Ucayali region is considered “High Alert.”

The Loreto region is considered “Moderate Alert.”

Additional Details for Extreme Alert levels:

-Monday-Saturday curfew is 9:00p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
-Sunday curfew is 24 hours.
-On all days of the week, restaurants may deliver from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Pharmacy delivery is available 24 hours. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
-Monday-Saturday, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 40% occupancy. Restaurants are open at 30% occupancy. Banks are open at 40% occupancy. Salons, spas, and barbershops at 40% occupancy by appointment. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 20% occupancy.
-Beaches remain closed.
-Open-air team sports and club activities are prohibited.

Additional Details for Very High Alert levels:

-Monday-Sunday curfew is 9:00p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
-On all days of the week, restaurants may deliver from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Pharmacy delivery is available 24 hours. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
-Monday-Sunday, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 50% occupancy. Restaurants are open at 40% occupancy. Banks are open at 50% occupancy. Salons, spas, and barbershops at 40% occupancy by appointment. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 30% occupancy.
-Beaches remain closed.
-Open-air team sports and club activities are prohibited.

Additional Movement Restrictions for all Alert levels:

-On Sundays, the use of personal vehicles is prohibited. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
-On Sunday, June 6th, Peruvian citizens are allowed to go to their voting location to exercise their right to vote, practicing social distancing, and complying with local COVID-19 protocols. There will be an exception for vehicles that have obtained a vehicle pass (from Peruvian authorities) to exclusively transport individuals to voting locations.
-On Sunday, June 20th, Peru will have a nation-wide lockdown for Father’s Day to avoid large gatherings. Vehicles are prohibited. In case of emergency, trips to the pharmacy, market, or restaurant on foot or by bike are allowed.

Additional Movement Restrictions for Arequipa:

On May 29-30, 2021, in Arequipa only, there will be no transit permitted, including all vehicles. In case of emergency, people may go to the pharmacy, market, or restaurant on foot or by bike.
 

Sources

https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co