THE LATEST ON COVID-19 IN PERU

Updated May 6th, 2021- Machu Picchu Closed on Sundays as 200,000+ Vaccines Arrive in the Country.

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.

  • In case you are planning to visit Cuzco before or after Iquitos for your Amazon Rainforest experience, Machu Picchu will be closed on the following Sundays : 25th April, 2 May, and the 9th of May.

  • 200,000 extra Pfizer vaccines arrived in Lima, available for local residents who have already decided to get vaccinated.

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

  • Certain areas (including Lima, Iquitos and Cusco) have a 9pm-4am curfew. 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 when arrived to your destination.

  • For travelers wanting to take the antigen test at Lima Airport, prices are 150 soles per test, and the results are expected to be done within 1 - 2 hours.

  • For travelers wanting to take the antigen test in Iquitos, we are currently recommending everyone to proceed to a local Clinic called "SELVA AMAZONICA", address: Urbanización Jardin N° 27, Fanning, Iquitos. Prices are 90 soles per test, and the results are expected to be done in about an hour.

  • 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 someone's who are infected.