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Travel Restrictions in Peru due to Covid-19

Peru Travel Restrictions

Last updated on: 20th May 2021

The Government of Peru has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated Peru travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter Peru to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter Peru. The Peru travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in Peru evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about the Peru travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit Peru.

** European Union countries have decided to open their borders to select non-EU countries which would include people from Britain as well as vaccinated Americans. It should be noted that the opening of EU countries might not be universal as countries can individually ask for a negative COVID-19 test or can impose a period of quarantine on arrival. A new list of eligible counties will be prepared and released either this week or early next week. **

Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Peru

Key Points to keep in mind:

  • All passengers arriving in Peru must carry a negative PCR test certificate taken within 72 hrs and must undergo a 14-day quarantine period.
  • Flights from certain countries are banned, and restrictions are imposed on others.
  • There is a partial lockdown in effect in Peru till 2 September 2021 with varying degrees of restriction and is divided into high, very-high and extreme regions according to restriction levels.
  • There is a night curfew from 9 pm till 4 pm from Monday-Saturdays with a 24-hr curfew on all Sundays.

What are the travel restrictions followed in Peru?

  • All the flights coming from the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa are suspended.
  • Flights that have 8 hrs or longer journey time will be functional except for the above-mentioned countries.
  • Flights coming in from Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, etc., are currently functional as long as they do not have a layover in South Africa, Brazil, or the United Kingdom.
  • Until 30 May 2021, traveler entry is restricted if in the past 14 days they have transited through Brazil, India or South Africa.
  • Visa exemption for those with Korea normal passports is currently suspended.

What are the documents required while travelling to Peru?

  • Negative COVID_19 test results either through an antigen test or an RT-PCR test that was taken within 72 hrs before their departure time from the first point of embarkation.
  • The alternative is the epidemiological medical discharge certificate with at least 6 months validity before arrival. It does not apply to those who are under 12.
  • Complete the Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization online, stating that they do not have any symptoms, 72 hrs before departure time. It also helps the government to contact them in case they have been in contact with someone infected.

Are there any quarantine rules that should be followed in Peru?

  • All passengers arriving in Peru must have a compulsory 14-day compulsory quarantine upon arrival.
  • Non-resident passengers who are coming from or have passed through Brazil, the United Kingdom, or South Africa within 14 days of arrival in Peru will need to undergo a 14-day quarantine period in another country before entering the country. This rule does not apply to the citizens and residents of Peru.
  • Passengers who can take an antigen test after one day of their arrival in Peru can avoid the 14-day quarantine period.

What guidelines do I have to follow while in Peru?

  • Always wear a mask while travelling in Peru
  • Maintaining a proper distance of at least 1m is mandatory while in public places
  • Keep your hands clean with frequent washing and sanitising regularly using hand sanitisers.
  • Visit the official website of Peru to know more!