Peru (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all country.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 14 days is required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.05.2021
1. Until 15 May 2021, flights from Brazil, South Africa and United Kingdom are suspended.
2. Until 9 May 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have been to or transited through Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Peru.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– an epidemiological medical discharge certificate valid for a minimum of 6 months before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
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 are subject to quarantine for up to 14 days.
6. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Changes in the situation of the Pandemic have led the government to adjust its approach to the current situation. This means that flights with journeys longer than 8 hours will be resumed- excluding the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa.

Machu Picchu will be closed on the following Sundays: 25th April, 2 May, and the 9th of May.

200,000 Pfizer vaccines arrive in Lima.

Those traveling from the United Kingdom, Brazil, or South Africa who are not residents must quarantine in another country for 14 days before trying to enter Peru, or else they will be denied entry.

Flights from Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Paris will be resumed- but ensure there is no layover in the UK, South Africa, or Brazil as you may be denied entry.

Vaccinated people are expected to follow the same protocols as none vaccinated people.

Certain areas (including Lima and Cusco) have a 9pm-4am cufew. Others have a 10pm-4am curfew.

Passengers must present a negative PCR test that was taken up to 72 hours before travel, and must still complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine that may be overridden with a negative antigen test that is taken on arrival into the country. The antigen test can be taken either in the airport or in your hotel. If you have a connecting domestic flight you can take the antigen test on arrive to your destination.

PCR tests are no longer required for internal flights within the country

Those traveling to the country must complete a sworn affidavit stating they have no symptoms before traveling. They must also fill in their details online so they may be informed if they have been in contact with someone or someones who are infected.
 

Lockdown Details

On February 19, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency for another 180 days, from March 7 to September 2, 2021.

On January 26, 2021, the President of Peru announced heightened restrictions which have been extended through March 28, 2021. The government of Peru indicates it will reevaluate and adjust these public health measures every 15 days. Under these measures, all regions of Peru are categorized as High, Very High, or Extreme, with corresponding levels of restrictions.

-Extreme: Lima (​Huaura, Barranca, and Huaral) and some provinces within Áncash (Huaraz), Ayacucho (Huamanga, Cangallo and La Mar), Cajamarca (Cajamarca and Cajabamba), Callao (Callao), Cusco (Cusco and La Convención), Ica (Pisco and Chincha), Junín (Chanchamayo, Jauja, Chupaca), Loreto (Maynas), Lambayeque (Lambayeque), Madre de Dios (Tambopata), Moquegua (Mariscal Nieto), Tacna (Tacna), and Ucayali (Coronel Portillo).
Major provisions of the Extreme level have been updated to include:

Curfew from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. strict mandatory social immobilization on Sundays.

24-hour curfew on Sundays.

Only one family member at a time may go to the grocery store, bank, pharmacy, obtain medical care, and exercise. These businesses operate at 40% capacity. Delivery from pharmacies are available Monday-Friday.

Restaurants are open at 30% capacity. Delivery is permitted from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Public spaces, including shopping centers, cinemas, tourist areas, places of worship, casinos, gyms, and clubs are open at a limited capacity.
Interprovincial air and land travel is open at 50-100% capacity.

Very High: Lima (Metropolitan Lima, Cajatambo, Canta, Cañete, Huarochirí, Oyón y Yauyos), and various provinces within Áncash, Pasco, Huánuco, Junín, Huancavelica, Ica, Apurimac, Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali.

Major provisions of the Very High level include:

-Curfew from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. strict mandatory social immobilization on Sundays.
-24-hour curfew on Sundays.
-Only one family member at a time may go to the grocery store, bank, pharmacy, obtain medical care, and exercise. These businesses operate at 40% capacity. Delivery from pharmacies are available Monday-Friday.
-Restaurants are open at 30% capacity. Delivery is permitted from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
-Public spaces, including shopping centers, cinemas, tourist areas, places of worship, casinos, gyms, and clubs are open at a limited capacity.
-Interprovincial air and land travel is open at 50-100% capacity.

-Very High: Lima (Metropolitan Lima, Cajatambo, Canta, Cañete, Huarochirí, Oyón y Yauyos), and various provinces within Áncash, Pasco, Huánuco, Junín, Huancavelica, Ica, Apurimac, Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali.

Major provisions of the Very High level include:

-Curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily.
-Public spaces, including shopping centers, cinemas, places of worship, casinos, gyms, and clubs, operate at reduced capacity. Delivery is allowed.
-Tourist areas, including archeological sites, museums and cultural centers, are open at reduced capacity. Please check with your travel agency or tour group for more information.
-Interprovincial travel operates at 50-100% capacity.
-Private vehicles are prohibited on Sundays.
-Social mobility permitted

-High: Piura (Piura, Ayabaca, Huancabamba, Morropón, Paita, Sullana, Talara y Sechura), Huánuco (Huánuco, Ambo, Dos de Mayo, Huacaybamba, Huamalies, Leoncio Prado, Marañón, Pachitea, Puerto Inca, Lauricocha y Yarowilca)

Major provisions of the High level include:

-Curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily
-Public spaces including shopping centers, cinemas, tourist areas, places of worship, casinos, gyms, and clubs operate at reduced capacity. Delivery is allowed.
-Private vehicles are prohibited on Sundays.
-Beaches are open.
-Interprovincial air and land travel are open.
 

Sources

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