What documents are required to enter Peruvian territory?
- Sworn statement and geolocation authorization form
- Covid-19 vaccination record (completed vaccination schedule)
- Unvaccinated persons must present a PCR molecular test carried out within 72 hours before boarding from the country of origin (this measure does not concern children under 12).
On arrival in Peru, the fortnight is not compulsory if travelers have not shown any symptoms during the 15 days prior to the trip.
Opening of tourism at the national level
The Minister of Culture has authorized the reopening of archaeological sites, tourist sites, museums, and galleries at the national level. Sites must respect a limited reception capacity and strictly defined protocols such as temperature taking, wearing a mask, disinfection, and distance.
Peru has been awarded the “Safe Travels” label. This label was designed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) with the aim of establishing a special general health policy for the tourism industry. Biosafety protocols, hygiene, and health standards have been worked out according to the directives of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This label helps restore travelers’ confidence and allows them to recognize destinations that have adopted standardized global health and hygiene protocols, in order to travel there serenely and safely. Peru has thus become the third destination in Latin America to receive the “Safe Travels” label, after Ecuador and Brazil.
Is it possible to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu has communicated its reopening on November 1, 2020. The reception capacity is limited. The regional authority of Cusco has established a security protocol, including the limitation of the capacity of the visits mentioned above, the mandatory social distancing, the use of masks and the organization of one-way visits so that they do not there is no crossing between visitors.
Security and protocols
At Terra Peru, and hand in hand with all our partners, we are currently organizing ourselves to implement the security protocols defined by the Peruvian government in order to receive all our future travelers in optimal security conditions: these include in particular respect distance meter, regular temperature taking, regular disinfection of our vehicles and infrastructure (hotels and restaurants), regular hand washing of our travelers and our teams in the field, wearing a mask, as well as the reduction in the capacity of transport (use of 50% of the capacity of vehicles), restaurants (use of 40% of the capacity of establishments) and tourist sites (implementation of one-way tours with itinerary and reduction of site capacity). It is also expected that the visits will be organized by a guide for a maximum of 7 travelers, according to legal standards.