Lates Covid 19 updates and travel restrictions to entering Peru

The latest updates and travel restrictions for entering Peru were updated on November 07, 2022.

International flights arriving in Peru

From October 28th onwards, there are no travel restrictions to enter Peru. Travelers must verify with the airline company if anything is needed to board the flights. 

  • Vaccination cards will not be requested anymore
  • Covid 19 tests are not required anymore
  • Using a face mask is optional in Peru

Domestic Flights in Peru

From October 1st, there are no restrictions to board domestic flights in Peru.

  • Vaccination cards are not required anymore.
  • Covid 19 tests are not required.
  • Using a face mask is optional.

Restrictions while traveling in buses in Peru

No restrictions to travel in buses, however, is recommended and some companies might still request especially public buses. 

Restrictions in Hotels, Restaurants

There are no travel restrictions; however, we recommend contacting the hotels or restaurants in case they have any restrictions or internal policies. 

Machu Picchu restrictions

  • Inca Trail Tours: No restrictions to enter the Inca Trail; however, we recommend having disposable masks when in crowded places. In case of symptoms, report immediately. 
  • Machu Picchu Citadel: No restrictions; using a disposable mask is recommended while is busy places
  • Machu Picchu bus: No restrictions; masks are optional
  • Machu Picchu trains: No restrictions; masks are optional

Travelers Flying out of Peru

Contact your embassy or flight company, this depends on the country of destination policy. 

FAQs About Travel restrictions in Peru

What can I do if I have symptoms of Covid 19 while traveling in Peru?

In you are having sysmtoms of Covid 19, report immediately to your tour guide, hotel or you can to INFOSALUD:

  • (+51) 952842623 (Only Whastapp Available)
  • sanidadinternacional@minsa.gob.pe

What if I test positive for Covid 19 while traveling in Peru?

Report immediately to the hotel, tour operator, tour guide or INFOSALUD:

  • (+51) 952842623 (Only Whastapp Available)
  • sanidadinternacional@minsa.gob.pe

Is tourism safe in Peru?

Traveling in Peru, Traveling to Cusco and Machu Picchu is safe

Are the land borders open between Peru and Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia?

Land borders are open, for travel restrictions you need to contact your embassy or the country of destination to verify travel restrictions


Peru Travel restrictions to enter the country, updated on October 23rd, 2022.

Face masks and vaccination cards are no longer mandatory in Peru in open spaces and well-ventilated places. You must only wear only if you have symptoms of Covid 19.

Wearing masks and vaccination cards will still be mandatory when traveling by car or train and enclosed spaces.

From October 1st, all Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners aged 12 or over have 2 options when entering Peru.

Option 1:

  • Non-resident foreigners over 12 years or older must be fully vaccinated according to their country's protocol (This is for most tourists arriving in Peru)
  • Peruvians and foreign residents aged 12 years and older must provide proof that they have received three (3) doses of vaccination against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad.
  • Children under 12 can board the plane as long as they are asymptomatic. This rule applies to Peruvians and foreigners.

Option 2: 

  • Non-vaccinated travelers can present a negative molecular test dated 48 hours before boarding.

Travel restrictions for domestic flights in Peru

    • From October 1st, 2022, Covid 19 Vaccination cards or PCR/Antigen Covid tests are not required anymore.
    • Face masks are optional for passenger

    Peru Land border restrictions

    Land borders with Ecuador, Bolivia, Basil, and Chile are now open.

    • Bolivia: Desaguadero, Kasani, Tillai, CEBAF Desaguadero
    • Ecuador: Tumbes, Huaquillas
    • Brasil: Iñapari (Madre de dios)

    Travelers must show:

    • Current documents (Passport or National ID in case of Latin America).
    • All Peruvians and residents over 18 must prove they have received three (3) doses.
    • All Peruvians and residents from 12-17 years old must provide proof of double vaccination.
    • Travelers under 12 can enter as long as they are asymptomatic
    • Non-vaccinated travelers must have a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
    • Foreigners must show a full vaccination card according to their country's protocol 

    Travelers going to Chile from Peru: 

    • Contact your embassy to request more information 

    Travel Restrictions inside Peru

    Wearing a mask is optional in all public areas:

    • Wearing a mask is not mandatory anymore in public areas or well-ventilated places. 
    • A double mask is mandatory in buses, trains, hospitals, clinics, or enclosed spaces; 1 disposable mask + 1 reusable fabric mask or 1 KN95 mask. 
    • Face shields are not required anymore.
    • Vaccination cards are not required anymore.

    What is new when traveling to Machu Picchu?

    Train companies are no longer requesting face shields.

    • Machu Picchu: Wearing a mask is optional in Machu Picchu
    • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Wearing a mask at checkpoints is optional; you need to wear a mask when you are traveling by bus and train
    • Inca Rail: A double or 1 KN95 mask is mandatory.
    • Peru Rail: A double or 1 KN95 mask is mandatory.
    • Bus to Machu Picchu: A double mask, or 1 KN95 mask, is mandatory.

    What happens if I show symptoms or test positive for Covid?

    • The National Health Authority can test passengers for COVID-19 and implement additional health measures for positive cases.
    • If you show symptoms of COVID-19, a physician will examine you. If necessary, the MINSA will offer transportation to medical services or the isolation unit.
    • In the Affidavit, you must provide the address and phone number of your 14-day isolation place. The Minsa does a health check every three days. Monitoring ends after 14 days.
    • If you must leave the country before the 14-day quarantine period, you are required to pay for and undergo an additional molecular test on the 6th day after your arrival. If your test results are negative, the health department will release you. You may be quarantined at Villa Panamericana or another temporary facility if you do not comply.

    How to Stay Safe While Traveling in Peru

    The best way to stay safe while traveling in Peru is to take some basic precautions. First, make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccinations. Second, wash your hands often. Third, avoid touching your face. Fourth, clean and disinfect surfaces that you come into contact with. Fifth, stay in well-ventilated areas as much as possible. Finally, wear a face mask if you cannot avoid close contact with other people.

    If you get sick while traveling in Peru, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Many hospitals and clinics in Peru can provide you with the necessary care.

    Are covid, antigen, and/or PCR tests available for U.S. citizens in Peru? 

    Yes, you can take a Covid 19 test in Peru; hundreds of laboratories and clinics can issue a covid test certificate that will allow you to travel in case your flight company requests you to the U.S. or any other country. 

    • Rapid/Antigen test: it takes around 30 minutes to get the results, and the average cost is around 120 soles. 
    • PCR/Molecular test: it takes around 5 hours to get the results, and the average cost is around 280 soles
    • People who show symptoms of COVID-19 have to dial the toll-free number 113, send a WhatsApp to +51-952-842-623, or email infosalud@minsa.gob.pe. The answers are usually only in Spanish. For more information on how to request a COVID-19 test through MINSA, visit this website (in Spanish only): https://www.minsa.gob.pe/procesos_covid/.
    • Beware, all travelers are responsible for the costs of testing for COVID-19.
    • For information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 while traveling, visit the CDC website.

    More Information Covid-19


    The Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu - 2023 is open to book, and some dates are selling out fast.


    Peru Travel restrictions, updated on August 4th, 2022.

    The latest travel restrictions for Peru are that all travelers must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of their flight. They must also complete a Health Declaration form before arriving in the country.

    • Non-resident foreigners must be fully vaccinated according to their country's protocol, regardless of their origin.
    • Peruvians and foreign residents aged 18 years and older must provide proof that they have received three (3) doses of vaccination against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad.
    • Travelers aged 12 to 17 must prove double vaccination against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad.
    • Children under 12 can board the plane without a PCR test if they are asymptomatic. This rule applies to Peruvians and foreigners.
    • Non-vaccinated travelers can present a negative molecular test dated no more than 48 hours before boarding.
    • The use of a double mask is mandatory, or 1 KN95 mask
    • All travelers must complete the "Traveler's Electronic Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization" within 72 hours before the trip. Your legal guardian must complete this document if you are minor or dependent.

    Travel restrictions for domestic flights in Peru:

    • All non-resident travelers over the age of 12 require double vaccination
    • Triple vaccination for Peruvians over 18.
    • Travelers under 12 can enter without a PCR test as long as they are asymptomatic
    • Non-vaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours.
    • All travelers must complete the "Traveler's Electronic Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization."

    Peru border restrictions:

    Land borders with Ecuador, Bolivia, Basil, and Chile are open now. Travelers must show:

    • Current documents (Passport or National ID in case of Latin America).
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination certificate with the full dose.
    • Or PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours).

    Wearing a mask is mandatory in all public areas:

    • Áncash, Ica, and Lima, the usage of face masks in open places is optional
    • In all other regions, masks are mandatory in all public places; 1 KN95 mask or 1 disposable mask + 1 reusable fabric mask is required.
    • Face shields are not required anymore.

    What is new when traveling to Machu Picchu?

    Train companies are no longer requesting face shields.

    • Machu Picchu: It is mandatory to wear a mask; surgical, reusable fabric mask, or a KN95
    • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or around people, a surgical, reusable fabric mask, or a KN95. You can remove it when hiking.
    • Inca Rail: You must be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid 19 test to board the trains. The use of a double mask is mandatory, or 1 KN95 mask.
    • Peru Rail: You must be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid 19 test to board the trains. The use of a double mask is mandatory, or 1 KN95 mask.
    • Bus to Machu Picchu: You must be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid 19 test to board the buses. The use of a double mask is mandatory, or 1 KN95 mask.

    What happens if I show symptoms or test positive for Covid?

    • The National Health Authority can test passengers for COVID-19 and implement additional health measures for positive cases.
    • If you show symptoms of COVID-19, a physician will examine you. If necessary, the MINSA will offer transportation to medical services or the isolation unit.
    • In the Affidavit, you must provide the address and phone number of your 14-day isolation place. The Minsa does a health check every three days. Monitoring ends after 14 days.
    • If you must leave the country before the 14-day quarantine period, you are required to pay for and undergo an additional molecular test on the 6th day after your arrival. If your test results are negative, the health department will release you. You may be quarantined at Villa Panamericana or another temporary facility if you do not comply.

    How to Stay Safe While Traveling in Peru

    The best way to stay safe while traveling in Peru is to take some basic precautions. First, make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccinations. Second, wash your hands often. Third, avoid touching your face. Fourth, clean and disinfect surfaces that you come into contact with. Fifth, stay in well-ventilated areas as much as possible. Finally, wear a face mask if you cannot avoid close contact with other people.

    If you get sick while traveling in Peru, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Many hospitals and clinics in Peru can provide you with the necessary care.


    The Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu - 2023 is open to book, and some dates are selling out fast.


    Peru Travel restrictions, updated on December 15th, 2021.

    New restrictions to enter the country from December 10th, 2021, to January 2nd, 2022

    • From December 10th, 2021, a physical or virtual card of complete vaccination is required to enter enclosed spaces for anyone over 18 years old. This restriction includes trains from Machu Picchu, restaurants, and malls.
    • Fully Vaccinated travelers are no longer required to present a PCR test; they must have completed the vaccinations 14 days before or more from when they are boarding the flight to Peru. (Important: you must verify with your airline company if you any test to board the flight to Peru).
    • Travelers who have completed the vaccination 14 days or less from the time they enter Peru must show a Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.
    • Non-vaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.
    • Travelers under 12 years old will enter the country without a PCR test; they must be healthy.
    • Travelers who show symptoms when entering the national territory must complete a mandatory 14 days of isolation.
    • All travelers must complete the "Traveler's Electronic Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization" within 72 hours before the trip.

    Country restrictions, Inside Peru from December 10th, 2021:

    • People over 18 years of age who wish to enter venues for economic and religious activities must present a physical or virtual card to prove that they have completed their vaccination program against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad.
    • All travelers over 18 years old need to present a physical or virtual card of complete vaccination to board domestic flights or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

    Border restrictions, Peru Border closure:

    • All land borders with Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil are closed. International land transportation is not allowed in these countries. Travelers from these countries must book a flight to Lima first, then a domestic flight to any province in Peru.

    Wearing a mask is mandatory in all public areas:

    • Using masks is mandatory in all public places; 1 KN95 mask or 1 disposable mask + 1 reusable fabric mask is required.
    • Face shield is not required anymore in public transportation. However, the train ride to/from Machu Picchu is still needed.

    What is new when traveling to Peru?

    • Train companies to/from Machu Picchu request proof of complete vaccination; this can be a physical card or virtual. Non-Vaccinated travelers will not be allowed to board the trains: IncaRail requests from December 10th, while PeruRail asks for all travelers from December 15th, 2021.
    • To board domestic flights in Peru, complete vaccination is required for all travelers over 18. Otherwise, they can present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.
    • Using KN95 masks is mandatory in all public places or a double mask (1 disposable mask + 1 reusable fabric mask)

    Alert Levels in all of Peru until January 16th, 2022: 

    Moderate level: Curfew from 2:am to 4:am

    • All other provinces in Peru

    High Alert Level: Curfew from 23:pm to 4:am

    • Bagua, Chepén, Concepción, Huamanga, Huancavelica, Santa, Sullana, Piura, Sechura, Talaram, Virú

    Very High Alter: Curfew from 22pm to 4:am

    • None

    Extreme Alert: Mobday to Saturday curfew from 21:pm to 4:am, Sundays curfew from 4:pm to 4:am

    • None

    Peru Travel restrictions, updated on October 9th, 2021.

    All passengers entering Peru must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before boarding a flight to Peru (both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests must present the PCR test results)

    Contrary to the Government's latest announcement, unvaccinated passengers can still enter the country. They must show a negative PCR test and fill in the Affidavit (link) required to board the flight to Peru. The sworn health affidavit must be filled up within 72 hours or less.

    Passengers under the age of 12 need not provide a negative PCR test but a medical certificate of good health.

    Travelers who have tested positive for COVID19 in the past 3 months can provide evidence of discharge instead of being negative by PCR.

    Travelers from Brazil are again allowed to enter Peru without mandatory isolation.

    Passengers from South Africa are not allowed to enter

    Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail are again running at 100% capacity.

    Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Montaña are now open to hiking.


    Peru Travel restrictions were updated on September 25th, 2021.

    All travelers entering Peru must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before boarding the flight to Peru (fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests must show the PCR test)

    Contrary to the last announcement from the Government, travelers without vaccination are still allowed to enter the country, and they need to show proof of a negative PCR test and fill up an affidavit (link) necessary to board the flight to Peru. This form must be filled up within 72 hours or less.

    Travelers under 12 need not provide a negative PCR test but a medical certificate of good health.

    Travelers who have tested positive for COVID19 in the past 3 months may provide evidence of discharge instead of a negative PCR test.

    Travelers from Brazil and South Africa were again allowed to enter Peru without Quarantine.

    Machu Picchu and Inca Trail are once again operating at 100% capacity.


    Peru Travel restriction, updated on September 18th, 2021.

    Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners whose final destination is Peru, passengers, regardless of the country of origin, must have a negative molecular test with a result date no longer than 72 hours before boarding the flight and have completed the respective doses of vaccines according to the requirements of the country where they were vaccinated."

    You must be fully vaccinated to enter Peru, and also, you will need to have a negative PCR test taken 72 hours or less from the time you are boarding the flight. The rule is not clear about the Antigen test.

    According to this new restriction, from September 20th, 2021, only fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter Peru. Unvaccinated travelers might not be allowed to enter Peru.

    These new rules contradict the last restrictions published just a week ago, where fully vaccinated travelers were not required to show tests.

    Entry is suspended until October 3rd, 2021, for all travelers, residents, non-resident foreigners from South Africa, or foreigners who have stayed there within the past fourteen (14) calendar days.

    Peruvians and foreigners entering Peru from South Africa or making a stopover in that country will be subject to fourteen (14) calendar days of compulsory isolation at their homes, residences, or other temporary isolation centers, counting from the country's arrival.

    Before entering the country, all travelers must fill out an affidavit (link) necessary to board the flight to Peru. This form must be filled up within 72 hours or less.

    Trail travel restrictions to Peru Inca Trail Trexperiece Peru
    Travel Restrictions to Peru

    Restrictions to enter Peru, updated on September 14th.

    Important Update for travelers arriving in Peru this September

    Fully Vaccinated travelers no longer need to provide a PCR or Antigen test to enter Peru.

    Travelers holding a double vaccination certificate no longer need to show a negative Covid 19 test when entering Peru.

    Vaccinations that are accepted in Peru are:

    • Moderna
    • Pfizer/BioNTech
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca
    • Serem Institute of India, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.

    Non-vaccinated or single-dose vaccines still require a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before the arrival to the country. Please note that the Antigen tests are no longer valid; we recommend contacting your airline company to get more details.

    Before entering the country, all travelers must fill out an affidavit (link) necessary to board the flight to Peru. This form must be filled up within 72 hours or less. 

    Travels from South Africa are still suspended.

    Machu Picchu has been open at a total of 100% capacity again since September 1st, 2021. Huayna Picchu Mountain and Montaña Machu Picchu are still closed but is expected to open soon.

    The Government of Peru has classified the regions on different levels:

    The Government has arranged a series of targeted measures to face the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru. Locate your place of visit and the standards that you must comply with according to the alert level from September 6th to 19, 2021 (Supreme Decree No. 151-2021-PCM):

    Provinces with a high alert level

    Luya and Chachapoyas (Amazonas), Cangallo, La Mar and Paucar del Sara Sara (Ayacucho), Tahuamanu (Madre de Dios), Azángaro, Carabaya, Chucuito, El Collao, Huancané, Lampa, Sandia and Yunguyo (Puno).

    • Private cars are allowed on Sundays.
    • Curfew: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am
    • Commercial establishments must be closed one (01) hour before the curfew.
    • Inter-provincial land transportation: allowed.

    It's not allowed: Large-scale events, carnivals, traditional festivals.

    Provinces with a moderate alert level

    All other provinces, including Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

    • Private cars are allowed on Sundays.
    • Curfew: Monday to Sunday from 1:00 am to 4:00 am (This will not affect the tours to Machu Picchu)
    • Commercial establishments must be closed one hour before the curfew, but Lima and Callao must be closed two hours before.
    • Inter-provincial land transportation: allowed.

    It's not allowed: Large-scale events, carnivals, traditional festivals.

    Peru Travel restrictions during Machu Picchu Tours:

    During this pandemic, traveling to Machu Picchu is safe; all our tours are organized with all safety protocols to prevent Covid 19.

    When participating in our tours, you must follow the following restrictions.

    • Temperature checks are mandatory.
    • You need to wear a face mask in public areas like Machu Picchu.
    • When you are hiking, you can remove it to make it easy to breathe
    • Whenever you are around people, tour guide's explanation, checkpoints, you need to wear a mask
    • You must wear a face mask and a face shield when traveling by bus or train.

    Peru Travel restrictions were updated on June 22nd.

    Great news for all nature and adventure lovers, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is opening this July 15th, 2021. All permits for the 2021 season will be released this June 25th at 9:am, and some dates will sell out immediately. We recommend that all travelers waiting for this trek book get one of the limited spots to hike this amazing trail as soon as possible.

    Only 250 people will be allowed daily, including guests, tour guides, chefs, and porters. This is only 50% of its total capacity.

    The Peruvian Government has implemented the following safety measures to reduce the spread of Covid 19 in Peru.

    1.- Passengers entering must present a negative molecular test (PCR), Antigen test, or an epidemiological discharge medical certificate before boarding the plane. Test results must be obtained within 72 hours before check-in.

    2.-  All travelers must fill out an affidavit (link) necessary to board the flight to Peru.

    3.- Travel restrictions to Brazil, India, and South Africa have been extended until July 11th

    4.-  For domestic flights in Peru, no Covid test is required; however, you must fill out an affidavit (link) and wear face shields and masks

    5.- No quarantine is required upon arrival to Peru, except for travelers from India, Brazil, and South Africa who must complete a mandatory 14 days quarantine before arriving in Peru.

    6.- Sunday lockdowns in Cusco are over, and you can travel to Machu Picchu on any date.

    The Government of Peru has classified the regions on different levels:

    Moderate Alert:

    Ucayali, Loreto: Curfew from 12 am to 4 am; everything open at 60% capacity

    High Alert:

    Cajamarca, Huancavelica, Huanaco, Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Madre de Dios, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Tumbes: Curfew from 11 pm to 4 am, everything open at 50% capacity

    Very High Alert:

    Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Junin, Moquegua, Pasco, Tacna: Curfew from 10 pm to 4 am; archeological sites and museums are open at 40% capacity, and partial restrictions for vehicles on Sundays. Machu Picchu and other places are open on Sundays.

    Extreme Alert:

    At this level, we have specific provinces in different regions, including Cusco.

    In Amazonas (Chachapoyas), Arequipa (Arequipa, Camaná, Caravelí, Castilla, Caylloma and Islay), Ayacucho (Lucanas) and Cusco (Espinar). Curfew form 9 pm to 4 am, Sunday mandatory lockdown.

    Total Lockdown in Arequipa:

    Epidemiological fence in Arequipa, all air and land traffic is suspended until July 11th to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of Covid found in Arequipa. If you have travel plans during this time, please reschedule.

    To enter Peru, you only need a PCR or Antigen test and fill out the Affidavit; then, you can travel with no restrictions in Cusco and Machu Picchu. You will always be required to wear a mask in public areas and a face shield whenever you travel on buses and trains to Machu Picchu.

    Peru Travel restrictions updated on March 11th, 2021

    Great news for all International Travelers. From March 15th, the mandatory 14-day quarantine is over. Starting from March 15th, all travelers arriving in Peru don't need to keep the quarantine. However, there are still a few restrictions.

    1. All travelers must present a negative Covid 19 test to enter Peru. This test must be no later than 72 hours from travel time.
    2. A sworn health statement is required; click here to download the document.
    3. The use of masks is mandatory in all public areas.
    4. We are organizing tours to Machu Picchu with all safety protocols

    Peru Travel restrictions updated on March 2nd, 2021

    Machu Picchu was closed all February 2021 due to the second wave of Covid 19. Machu Picchu reopened on March 1st, 2021, and now we have travelers arriving every day. All trekking tours, tours by train, and day tours are available.

    This March 2021 will depart with all safety measures and guidelines with Covid 19 protocols. See restrictions below.

    New Peru  Travel restriction with Covid 19 in 2021.

    1. All international travelers arriving in Peru must stay in a mandatory 14 days quarantine. The quarantine can be completed at any hotel.
    2. The 14-day quarantine can end on the 6th day if you take a Covid test negative for Covid 19.
    3. Flights longer than 8 hours are still suspended.
    4. All travelers must present a negative Covid 19 test to enter Peru. This test must be no later than 72 hours from travel time.
    5. A sworn health statement is required; click here to download the document.

    Peru Travel restrictions updated January 23rd, 2021

     New Safety Protocols for International Travels

     Due to the new variant of Covid 19 found in many countries and the 3 first cases in Peru, the Peruvian Government passed a series of security protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus and minimize the second wave's effects in Peru. All our tours are confirmed after March 1st, 2021; however, if you cannot travel, you can reschedule your tour at any time in the future.

    1. From January 4th. All travelers arriving in Peru must complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine. On the 6th day, travelers can leave quarantine if they test negative on a molecular Covid-19 test.
    2. The 14- days quarantine can be completed at any location of their choice (hotels, hostels, Airb&B). The cost of this quarantine is on travelers.
    3. All travelers must have a negative molecular test for Covid-17 to enter Peru. This test must be no later than 72 hours from when it was taken.
    4. Flights from Europe will be suspended until January 31st. Same with flights longer than 8 hours.
    5. Non-resident travelers from Europe or South Africa (or travelers who have transited there in the last 14 days) cannot enter Peru until January 31st, 2021.
    6. A sworn health statement is required; click here to download the document.

    As of January 13th, 2021, there is a daily curfew in all regions of Peru. The curfews in the areas are ranked from Moderate to Very High.

    Moderate level alert

    • Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Loreto, San Martín y Ucayali.
    • Curfew: 11:00 p. m. a 4:00 a. m.

    High-level alert.

    • Arequipa, Apurímac, Cajamarca, Provincia del Callao, Cusco, Huánuco, La Libertad, Lima Metropolitana, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno y Tumbes.
    • Curfew: 9:00 p. m. a 4:00 a. m.
    • Private transportation is not allowed on Sundays

    Very High-level alert

    • Ancash, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima provincias, Piura y Tacna.
    • Curfew: 11:00 p. m. a 4:00 a. m
    • Lockdown on Sundays

    Update on October 28th:

    The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has announced that from November 1st, Peru will open 25 new international flights, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. With this further expansion, Peru will be allowing 36 destinations.

    From October 5th, Peru has allowed flights from Latin America as part of the Economic Reactivation's Phase 4. The expansion to more international destinations is with the Ministry of Health (MINSA), and all travelers must comply with international flights' health protocols.

    The new destinations are:

    USA:

    • Los Ángeles
    • Nueva York
    • Orlando
    • Miami
    • Houston
    • Atlanta

    Mexico

    • Ciudad de México
    • Cancún

    Cuba:

    • La Habana

    Jamaica

    • Montego Bay

    República Dominicana

    • Punta Cana

    Colombia

    • Cartagena

    Costa Rica

    • San José

    Canada

    • Toronto (Canadá)

    Brasil

    • Rio
    • Sao Paulo
    • Brasilia
    • Foz de Iguazú
    • Porto Alegre

    Argentina

    • Buenos Aires
    • Rosario
    • Mendoza
    • Córdoba
    • Tucumán

    El Salvador

    • San Salvador

    From October 5th, Peru has opened to 11 destinations from Lima to Guayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Bogotá, Santa Cruz, Cali, Medellín, Panamá, Asunción, Montevideo, and Santiago. It's important to note that all passengers must have a negative molecular test for COVID-19.

    Machu Picchu: Although international flights are allowed to Peru, Machu Picchu is closed until November 1st. From November 1st to November 15th, Machu Picchu is reopening with free entry for Peruvian and is completely sold out. For International, Travelers is expected to be open this November, but no date has been confirmed yet.

    Inca Trails: the Classic Inca Trail 4-days remain closed; only the Shorter Version (2 days Inca Trail) is opening this November 1st; however, due to the current situation of the country as we are recovering from this pandemic, international visitors are not allowed yet officially. Together with Machu Picchu, the Inca Trails are expected to reopen this November as part of the Economic reactivation Phase 4.

    Flexible options for Existing bookings.

    All bookings are now transferable to any date in the future; however, they remain non-refundable. The permits, tickets, trains, hotels, and other expenses we incur to organize our tours are not offering any refunds but are flexible in rescheduling.

    In response to COVID-19, we've introduced the option to convert the amount you've paid to credit for future tours run by TreXperience. We know it is challenging to decide on a new date due to the current situation and worldwide travel restrictions. For this, we are introducing new flexibilities for all our guests.

    1. Inca Trail Tours: You can use 100% of your deposit to rebook on any date until December 31st, 2023. Please, keep in mind that permits are released the year before, around the weeks of October. For instance, if you want to rebook for 2021, you must provide a travel date before October 2020. See HERE for more information about booking for Inca Trail 2021.
      Please note that once permits are booked, under normal circumstances, these permits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    2. Alternative Treks and Tours by Train: You can use the 100% to rebook on any date until December 31st, 2023. You can use the amount paid to book the same tour or any other tour offered by TreXperience. The tours can be rescheduled at any time up to 48 hours before the departure at no cost.

    Flexible dates for Future bookings.

    1. Inca Trail Tours: Book your tours in advance and benefit from the 10% discount on our group departures. For all tours for 2020 and 2021, you can change the date of departure at no cost until September 30th, 2020.
    2. Alternative Treks and Tours by Train: Book the best alternative tours and benefit from the group departure discounts. For all future bookings, if you can't travel or travel restrictions, you can change departure time as many times as necessary with no charges.

    Peru Coronavirus Travel Restrictions FAQs

    My tour has been suspended or canceled - what happens?

    Suppose you have a tour scheduled to depart between March 16th, 2020, and October 5th, 2020. You can rebook the same or any other tours with TreXperience at no extra fee. All rebookings will also automatically apply the 10% discount, or you can have a complimentary day tour for all your party (City tour, Sacred Valley, Humantay Lake, or Rainbow Mountain tour).

    If you have a tour from October 5th onwards, please contact us if you cannot travel; the TreXperience team will help you reschedule your tour at no extra cost.

    How to convert my deposit into credit for future tours?

    Please email Info@trexperienceperu.com or call +51 957 011 937; you can contact us on WhatsApp and the same number; you need to specify the date number of the travelers.

    When do I need to provide a new travel date?

    For Inca Trail tours, if you plan to rebook for this year, 2020, the earlier you provide a travel date, the better to get your preferred date. Please keep in mind that permits tend to sell out fast. For 2021, the ideal is to provide a travel date before  October of this year. The 2021 Inca Trail will be released in the first weeks of October 2020.

    For Alternative tours, you can rebook at any time in the future, depending on departure availability. The tours can be rescheduled in need at no cost at all.

    What happens if we still have travel restrictions on my travel date?

    If we still have travel restrictions when your travel date, we will assist you and rebook at no extra cost.

    Can I change the number of travelers and names?

    Only for rebookings will you be able to transfer your reservation and deposit to any friend or family member. For Inca Trail, tours can be done before we book the new permits. Please get in touch with us at info@trexperienceperu.com.

     A Humble Message from TreXperience

    TreXperience is a local Peruvian tour company. We are committed to helping all our guests, staff, and community during this challenging situation. Initially, we never thought Coronavirus would harmfully affect the whole world. We know things are getting tough everywhere; everything has stopped, and millions of jobs are lost in Peru, especially in Cusco, a 90% tourism-based city. TreXperience has decided not to lay off any of our regular staff, and we are supporting monthly bonuses to all our porters, chef, and guides.

    If you cannot reschedule, the non-refundable deposit will go straight to support our porters, chefs, and all our staff in a more vulnerable situation.

    If you cancel your tour now and decide to travel to Peru later in the future, please send us an email, and we will reactivate your booking, and your deposit will be used for your new tour. This way, we will ensure you do not lose any money, but you also help us support our staff.

    Warm regards

    Priscila Coronel

    Founder of TreXperience

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