THE LATEST ON COVID-19 IN PERU

ARRIVAL PROTOCOL

 

Disembarkation

  • In international flights to enter Peruvian territory the passengers must present the airline, in their country of origin:

    • Every passenger must have a negative RT-PCR test result in Real-time. The RT-PCR test, antigen test or the medical certificate of epidemiological discharge cannot be more than 72 hours old. Attach lab result (PDF format or image). Regarding children (under 12 years old), it is only required that they have a medical certificate of good health.

    • The “Health Electronic Sworn Statement, and commitment to carry out the traveler’s isolation or quarantine”, which can be found in the National Superintendence of Migrations webpage. (http://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/​​)

    • Both previously mentioned documents must be kept as they can also be requested in Peruvian territory

  • The passengers of international flights must communicate the health authorities of their jurisdiction if they present symptoms, within 14 days from their arrival to the country.

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  • The non-compliance regarding the use of the face mask or the instructions given by the airlines, the airport, or others, can result in boarding cancellation or it can be a reason to reject the boarding of a passenger to Perú.

Connection flights

  • The passengers that pass through Perú in the connection flights must only present the negative molecular test if the destination country demands it.

  • The passengers in connection flights must always wear a face mask and a face shield.​​

 

DEPARTURE PROTOCOL

 

Entry:

  • Every passenger must carry a disposable surgical mask at all times, face shield or safety glasses.

  • All passengers must show their identity card, boarding pass, or their flight reservation to enter the airport. Preferably in a digital way.

  • The body temperature will be taken at the entrance of the terminal. Passengers with temperature higher than 38°C will not enter.

  • The entrance to the airport will be carried out in the following way:

    • Pedestrian entrance: Gates 1 and 2 (next to Faucett InOutlet)

    • Vehicular access by the freeway: only for passengers. Without cost.

    • To enter the terminal, check the door that corresponds you.

      • Passengers with checked baggage, the entry is through doors 7 and 9.

      • Passengers with hand luggage, door 11.

      • Passengers who require special assistance, door 8.

If you need to check-in, you can do it in the counter of your airline, if you do not, head to the entrance to board.

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Boarding

  • With your boarding pass at hand, head to the entrance of the boarding lounges. Place your boarding pass through the scanner machine. (TUUA)

  • In the security control, the passengers will be instructed to comply with the correct placement of their belongings prior to the inspection.

  • The use of trays is only for items outside of your hand luggage, like clothes or big electronic items. The smaller items like watches, bracelets, and cellphones must be included inside the hand luggage.

  • It is not necessary to remove your footwear.

  • When boarding, the line will be formed respec​ting the social distancing signs on the floor.

  • The passengers must place their boarding pass through the scanner machine to avoid contact and the exchange of documents with the airline staff.

  • When boarding, the passenger must follow the security protocols. Regarding international flights, additionally, the airline will request the necessary documents for your flight:

    • Each passenger is responsible of checking the requirements of the destination country.

  • After each flight, the boarding lounges are disinfected. ​​​​

 

 

Updated February 19th 2021-State of Sanitary Emergency Extended to September of 2021 & Quarantine News.

 

General Pandemic Announcements

  • Quarantine has officially been extended until February 28th, with a curfew in designated Extreme zones extended from 6 pm to 6 am starting February 15th-28th.

 

  • The State of Sanitary Emergency has been extended until September 2021, when Peru is expected to receive the bulk of its vaccines. Keep in mind that this “State of Emergency” does not close the country to tourism, but gives power to the state to take the necessary health measures during the pandemic to protect the population when necessary.

 

  • Machu Picchu and all major touristic sites remain closed until the end of February, which the state will either extend the closure or move to open them at minimum capacity depending on the number of cases of Covid-19.

 

  • After the first shipment of Sinopharm Vaccines that arrived on February 8th, we now have a confirmed arrival for 1.5 million Pfizer vaccines set for March. Peru has begun to vaccinate its front-line worker, i.e.; doctors, nurses, & civil servant.

 

  • Interprovincial travel by bus has been stopped in areas designated “Extreme”.

 

  • Domestic flights are running in Peru, except from/to Huanuco & Junin.  Passengers boarding domestic flights in an “Extreme” zone (see below), will need to provide a negative molecular or antigen Covid-19 test, that’s no older than 72 hours from the date printed on the results. Passengers flying between destinations that are below the”Extreme” category do not need to provide a negative test to board their flights. Children under the age of 12 can provide a “Clean Bill of Health” from their certified medical provider in lieu of a negative test result.

 

  • Currently, all ICU beds are full in both the private and public sectors, and there’s a waiting list for oxygen tank refills.

 

 

International Travel Requirements

  • While international borders are still officially open, all flights from Europe & Brazil will continue to be suspended, in addition to all flights 8 hours or longer.

 

  • The entry of foreign nationals who travel from Europe, Brazil are South Africa and are not residents of Peru are banned from entry.

 

  • To enter Peru you need will need to provide a negative result from an antigen test, a molecular test (RT-PCR) with the results given no later than 72 hours before your arrival, or a statement of health from a certified epidemiologist. For minors less than 12 years of age, a clean bill of health from a certified medical provider can be used to enter the country. Masks and face shields are required for everyone except minors under 2 years old. You will also need to fill out and keep on your person at all times your sworn statement of health, which should be printed out and shown upon your arrival.

 

  • Upon entering Peru there’s a mandatory 14-day quarantine, with travelers given 24 hours to reach their final destination where they can quarantine. On day-6 you can legally leave quarantine with a negative molecular test.

 

  • If you have an international layover in Lima, you have up to 16 hours to connect with your international flight. Within this time frame, you are expected to remain within the airport. For layovers, more than 16 hours, lodging can be coordinated in advance and declared.

 

  • For international departures from Peru, all requirements need to be completed for your final destination. Recently Lima airport has collaborated with a handful of private clinics to realize both antigen and molecular tests inside the airport. It’s highly recommended to get all testing done before arriving at check-in for your flights. Currently, it’s recommended to arrive 4 hours before your international flight to account for any Covid-19 related delays.

 

  • Machu Picchu and affiliated touristic sites in Cusco & the Sacred Valley have closed again as Cusco arrives at a”Very High” level of Covid-19 cases, with cases still rising. Other major sites that have also closed due to the new measures are the Nazca Lines & Kuelap.

 

 

Quarantine Safety Measures & Districts

With the extension of the quarantine, they’ve decided to focus on the provinces with “Extreme” levels of Covid-19 within each region to avoid unnecessary lockdown. The country is divided into 3 different levels of alert which are: High, Very High, & Extreme. Below I’ve listed each level of alert below with its corresponding region & Province with the restrictions that went into effect starting January 31st and revised for February 15th-28th.

 

Extreme: Ancash (Santa), Apurimca (Abancay), Lima (Metro, Callao, Huaura, Canete, Huaral y Barranca), Ica (Ica, Chincha, & Pisco), Huancavelica (Huancavelica), Huanuco (Huanuco), Junin (Huancayo, Tarma, Yauli, y Chanchamayo), Amazonas (Utcubamba), Arequipa (Arequipa, Caman, Islay & Caylloma), Ayacucho (Huamanga), Cajamarca (Cutervo), Cusco (Canchis y La Covencion), Tacna (Tacna), Puno (Puno), Pasco (Pasco), Loreto (Maynas & Ramon Castilla), Moquegua (Ilo).

  • The restrictions are as follows:

    • All gyms, casinos & theaters are closed.

    • All stores selling basic food products are permitted 40% occupancy.

    • All malls and commercial centers are closed.

    • All restaurants are closed except for delivery.

    • All private vehicles are restricted but can be used with the proper work permit available on the Peru government site.

    • The use of public transportation is limited to workers in sectors deemed “essential”.

    • Interprovincial travel by bus has been stopped however there are still domestic flights running through Lima (see above for all specifications). Any passengers boarding flights in an area marked “Extreme” are required to show negative Covid-19 test results from either an antigen or molecular test, with results no older than 72 hours.

    • 1 person per family, is allowed to leave for 1 hour per day, to go shopping for basic supplies or exercise outside.

    • Enforced curfew from 6 pm-6 am. Anyone breaking the curfew runs the risk of being taken to jail or heavily fined.

 

Very High: Amazonas, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Ayacucho, Cusco, Moquegua, Puno, Tumbes, Tacna

  • The restrictions are as follows:

    • All gyms, theaters & casinos are all closed.

    • All stores selling basic food products are permitted 50% occupancy.

    • All malls and commercial centers are permitted 20% occupancy.

    • All restaurants are permitted 30% occupancy & delivery.

    • Private vehicles are restricted for use Saturday & Sunday.

    • Enforced curfew from 8 pm-4 am.

 

High: La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, Piura, Ucayali

  • The restrictions are as follows:

    • All gyms, theaters & casinos are all to run at 30% occupancy.

    • All stores selling basic food products are permitted 50% occupancy.

    • All malls and commercial centers are permitted 40% occupancy.

    • All restaurants are permitted 50% occupancy & delivery.

    • Private vehicles are restricted for use on Sunday.

    • Enforced curfew from 9 pm-4 am.

    • Travel is allowed in these zones with buses at 50% occupancy.

 

As of now, the international borders remain open, less the restricted flights mentioned at the beginning of this post. If you need to adjust a trip that you have booked with us you can reach us at info@amazonexpeditioners.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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