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Peru travel entry requirements

Peru is open to most travelers regardless if you have been vaccinated for Covid or not. If you are traveling to Peru as a tourist, you need to make sure you meet the following entry requirements:

  • Passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry into the country.

    Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile can enter with their national ID document.

  • Fill out the Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization

  • Evidence of return or onward travel. Most tourists entering the country will not even be asked this, but you must have this just in case.

COVID-19 test: Required

All travelers, vaccinated or not, must show proof of negative Covid-19 test prior to enter Peru. Peru will accept the following tests:

  • RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival for all travelers 12 years old or older. Children younger than 12 years are required to present a medical certificate of good health.

    or

  • Antigen test 24 hours prior to arrival for all travelers 12 years old or older.  Children younger than 12 years are required to present a medical certificate of good health.

    or

  • Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 must present one of the following options:

    -  Certificate of epidemiological and clinical discharge, accompanied by the initial diagnosis obtained at least 14 days and maximum 3 months prior to arrival, where the positive COVID-19 result is evidenced (PCR, antigenic or serological test with the presence of positive IgM)

    or

    - Serological test (rapid) with the presence of IgG antibody by the time of travel.

 

Quarantine: Not Required with exceptions

Quarantine is not required for tourists. It is only required for nationals and residents of Peru coming from or who have been in the last 14 days in Brazil, South Africa or India.

Tourists from Brazil, South Africa or India will not be allowed into Peru until August 8, 2021. Please check latest info before traveling to Peru.

Face Coverings: Required

All vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers, 2 years and older, must wear two (2) masks during their stay at all airports in the national territory and at all times at all times during their travel to, from and within Peru. This means at embarkation, on board and disembarkation.

Wearing a transparent face shield is optional but some regions of Peru may require it depending on the level of Covid infection.  It is always best to bring one with you at all times so please get a face shield that is foldable and easy to pack.

Social Distancing: Required

The wearing of face masks in public places is mandatory and social distancing measures of at least one meter must be respected.

Travel restrictions inside Peru : Strict but it does not affect tourism

According to Supreme Decree 131-2021-PCM the National Government of Peru extended the Level of Alert by department until September 1, 2021. Which imposes different restrictions depending on the level of risk of COVID-19 infection. The Decree specifies which activities are allowed in each risk level. 

During the period of the National State of Emergency, all persons must stay at home and tourists at their hotels from Monday to Sunday, according to the Level of Alert by Department:

  • Moderate Alert Level: from 11:00 p.m. to 04:00 a.m.
  • High Alert Level: from 12:00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m.
  • Very high alert level: from 12:00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m.
  • Extreme alert level: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.; and on Sundays from 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. the following day.
Please note that passengers can use their boarding pass for transfers to or from the airport during lockdown hours.

Even if a top tourist city like Machu Picchu is on Extreme alert level, tourism would only be affected on Sundays.

COVID-19 Test for travelers in Peru: Available

Covid-19 tests for travelers are available in Peru in most tourist cities like Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa among many others. 
You can obtain RT-PCR Covid tests or Antigen tests.  You may visit this page to find out where you can get Covid-19 tests in Peru.