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Peruvian entry requirements and travel restrictions in Covid times 2021

Covid entry requirements and regulations for Peru

Most important regulations for traveling to Peru and living and traveling in Peru

After having closed all borders and having suspended all international and national travel by air, land, sea and river at the beginning of the pandemic in mid-March 2020, since October 2020 traveling to Peru by air and in Peru by air and land, and since mid-February 2022 crossing land border is possible again, however with strict entry requirements and constantly changing travel regulations.

Despite a high vaccination rate (nationwide 90.4% of Peruvians have received at least one dose, 85% are fully vaccinated with 2 doses and 68.2% already had their booster shot (source: Peruvian Ministry of Health, numbers from July 4, 2022) and extremely strict measures throughout the pandemic, case numbers are on the rise again since the beginning of July 2022; however, Covid related deaths are nearly non-existent at the moment.

Usually every four to six weeks, the Peruvian government issues updates of the Covid regulations either only extending the state of emergency and the national health emergency for another month or changing entry requirements and rules for getting around the country. Anyway, right now the state of emergency is in place at least until the end of July, while the national health emergency as well as the sanitary emergency, prevention and control measures to stop the spread of Covid remain in place at least until the end of August 2022.

Additionally, depending on case numbers and hospital utilization, different alert levels - ranging from moderate to high to very high and extreme - with corresponding public health measures and movement restrictions - are in place on the regional level and are re-evaluated every two to three weeks.

Furthermore, even though unvaccinated foreigners can still enter Peru with a negative PCR test result, traveling (and living) in Peru without a physical or digital vaccination certificate proving you had at least two, better three doses of a vaccine against Covid is nearly impossible.

With the June 9, 2022 update of the Corona regulations (Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM), three doses of a vaccine against Covid were made obligatory as well for tourists (for adult Peruvians and foreign residents this is already the case since April 2022). However, just 3 days later, the corresponding article was slightly changed again (Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM), and now says that non-resident foreigners must be vaccinated according to the "vaccination scheme" of their home country. So, to avoid any problems with airlines flying you into Peru, with entering the country and traveling, we highly recommend to be vaccinated with three doses.

 

Covid entry requirements for Peru

For international passengers on commercial flights, Peru requires the following (June 2022):

  • Peruvians and foreign residents 18 years and older must present a vaccination certificate proving they had 3 doses of a vaccine against Covid. see Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM, article 4.4)
  • Non-resident foreigners (visitors) 18 years and older must present proof of being vaccinated according to the “vaccination scheme” of their home country (see Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM from June 12, 2022, article 4.4). Please note: This Supreme Decree is an update of article 4.4 of the Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM from June 9, 2022 in which a third dose of a vaccination against Covid was made obligatory for everyone - Peruvian, foreign resident of Peru and non-resident foreigner (visitor). Not sure why first 3 doses for everyone was stipulated and then three days later the rule for visitors was slightly changed to “being vaccinated according to the “vaccination scheme” of their home country”. So, to avoid any problems with airlines or when entering Peru, best have proof of three shots (or 2 shots and a negative PCR test).
  • Peruvians, foreign residents, and non-resident foreigners between the age of 12 and 17 years must present a vaccination certificate proving they had the first and second dose of a vaccine against Covid.
  • Those not vaccinated according to the above rules can present a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane
  • Children under the age of 12 years just have to be healthy (asymptomatic) - we highly recommend checking if the airline requests any document / test result to prove that the child is healthy.
  • If you show Covid symptoms upon arrival, you will be put into quarantine, no matter your vaccination status.
  • Pre-registration on the immigration app prior to arrival (optional) - here an explanation how it's done.
  • All passengers must (!) complete an affidavit of health before boarding the plane.
  • All passengers have to wear either double masks or a single KN95/FFP2 mask when entering the country and inside the airport; face shields aren't obligatory anymore.

Above requirements may change at any time, so we highly recommend contacting your airline a few days before your flight to Peru.

After being closed for nearly two years, land borders were re-opened in mid-February 2022. To cross into Peru at a land border, the vaccination rules are the same as mentioned above. However, travelers do not need to fill in the Health Declaration or pre-register their arrival.

 

Traveling in Peru

Peru surely is one of the most amazing countries to visit: amazing landscapes, diverse and partly untouched nature, ancient cultures with all the impressive monuments they left us, lovely and inviting people and an incomparable gastronomy.

However, Covid hit Peru hard and despite partly extreme strict measures to get the pandemic under control, many people got infected and lots died over the past two years. And despite high vaccination rates, it seems that the Peruvian government tightens the regulations with every new official announcement. Today (July 14, 2022), it is (nearly) impossible to travel to and in Peru if you hadn't had your first and second dose of a Covid vaccine. And, even though not legally required for tourists, just for Peruvian residents, if you are older than 18 years, some hotels, restaurants, tour operators, shops, malls, other private companies, etc. still want to see proof of three shots. 

So, if you are planning to visit Peru, here some general information about the most important regulations and some recommendations:

  • Using masks is mandatory in all public places. While for months double masks (cloth mask above a 3 layer medical masks) were required, since November 2021 wearing a single KN95 / FFP2 mask is as well allowed.
  • From May 1, 2022, the mask mandate in open public spaces (so, on the street, in public parks, on the beach, etc.) is lifted in areas where at least 80% of the population over 60 years received 3 shots of a vaccine against Covid and 80% of the population above 12 years 2 doses(see Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.1). No matter the vaccination rates, many travelers reported that, especially outdoors, mask mandates are usually handled extremely laxly.
  • According to the official regulations, face shields aren't obligatory anymore, however, private companies (such as Peru Rail for example) might still ask their passengers to wear them.
  • In October 2020, immigration officers at the airport stopped the stamping of passports upon arrival and departure to minimize the risk of spreading Covid-19. While travelers didn't have a physical stamp in their passport, their arrival and departure was and still is digitally recorded (see our glossary under TAM and our article "How many days did I get"). In May 2022, the stamping of passports was resumed, though we got reports that strangely not every passport gets an entry stamp (July 2022).
  • Keep an eye on the alert levels of the region you are traveling in or to. While for example on “extreme alert” only essential activities are allowed with everything else from museums to archaeological sites, restaurants, churches, etc. closed and social immobilization / curfews implemented, on “very high alert”, “high alert” and “moderate alert” a decreasing number of businesses / tourist attractions is closed or an increasing number can operate with a limited capacity and restrictions for citizens and visitors are eased a bit by bit.
  • On national flights, all passengers - Peruvians, foreign residents of Peru and foreigners visiting the country - over the age of 12 years must have received 2 shots of a vaccine against Covid. Residents of Peru over 18 years must have their booster shot (foreigners just visiting aren't mentioned, but some national airlines apply the 3 shot rule to them as well). If you haven't received the 2/3 doses according to your age group, a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane has to be presented (see Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.5). Children under the age of 12 years just have to be healthy (asymptomatic). Masks are obligatory.
  • On intercity / interprovincial busses, all passengers - Peruvians, foreign residents of Peru and foreigners visiting the country - above the age of 12 years must be have received 2 shots. Residents of Peru over 18 years must have their booster shot (foreigners just visiting aren't mentioned, but some national bus companies apply the 3 shot rule to them as well). If you haven't received the 2/3 doses according to your age group, a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the bus has to be presented (see Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.6). Children under the age of 12 years just have to be healthy (asymptomatic). Masks are obligatory.
  • Residents of Peru over the age of 18 years wanting to enter closed spaces must permanently wear a mask and must prove that they had their first, second and third shot. "Closed spaces" include: Supermarkets, markets, shopping malls, all shops, stores and other service providers, banks, notaries, government offices, public and private institutions, churches, theaters, cinemas, museums, cultural centers, art galleries, libraries, gyms, spas, restaurants, casinos, etc. (see Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.8). Foreigners just visiting aren't mentioned. Over the past few weeks, we could see that enforcing the rules is increasingly handled more relaxed and often the vaccination status isn't even checked anymore.
  • In most other places, including, for example, archaeological sites, parks, beaches, rivers, lagoons, swimming pools, sport stadiums, etc. everyone over 12 years (in sports stadiums even over 5 years) must present their vaccination certificate proving 2 shots, everyone older than 18 years 3 shots.
  • Follow official regulations and respect restrictions and curfews. Fines are costly.
  • Respect safety and security protocols and hygiene measures in places you visit and follow the instructions of tourism professionals, guides, drivers, hotel staff, etc.
  • Avoid crowded places, keep your distance, wash or sanitize your hands regularly, and sanitize your luggage and gear as well.
  • Make sure that the attractions and sites you are planning to visit are open and have available spaces and other planned activities take place. Best schedule your visit in advance.
  • Best book as well in advance at restaurants or opt for delivery or takeout.
  • If you need a negative PCR or antigen test result for the return to your home country, many hotels and other accommodation providers in Peru either offer this service at their own implemented facilities or can advise and / or coordinate an appointment with a laboratory or clinic nearby. You can as well make the test at the Jorge Chavez International Airport (be aware that PCR test results usually take at least 12 - 24h).
  • Make sure you have a good travel insurance that provides medical coverage not only for injury and illness during your travel in Peru but also for the treatment of Covid and a possible repatriation.

Stay safe and healthy!

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    Lydia · 02/08/2022
    Hi! Do you know when they check for your negative test at the airport? Does it have to be 48hrs before boarding or at security? I’m also struggling to figure out if they base the 48hrs off of the time your test sample was collected or the time of when your results were returned to you. Thanks for your help! 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 02/08/2022
      @Lydia Hello Lydia,

      The vaccination certificate or negative PCR test result is checked twice. One time when you check in to your flight into Peru. And a second time at the Peruvian airport or border.

      If you arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport the control point of the Peruvian Ministry of Health where your vaccination certificate / negative PCR test result and your Health Declaration form are checked is just after leaving the plane and before immigrations.

      As already stated above, according to Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM if you aren’t vaccinated or not vaccinated according to the vaccination scheme of your home country, you must present a negative PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane at your point of origin.

      According to above mentioned Supreme Decree, the 48h are based on the time the test result was issued. Usually somewhere on the test result, you find the exact time when the result came in and the result was "printed". That’s when the 48h start. However, not knowing how the airline staff interprets the regulation, I personally wouldn't push the envelope until the last minute.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Sam · 01/08/2022
    Can i enter with a with a doctor’s letter that i’m exempted from the vaccine? Will it be accepted?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 01/08/2022
      @Sam Hello Sam,

      No, sorry, vaccine exemptions aren’t accepted in Peru.

      If you aren’t vaccinated, you can, however, enter the country with a negative PCR test. While you as well can travel nationally by plane and bus with a negative PCR test, you should be aware that officially for everything else (hotels, restaurants, shopping, visiting sites, etc.) proof of being vaccinated is still required though often not checked anymore.

      All in all, unfortunately, Peru isn’t the right place to visit if you aren’t vaccinated.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Jaya · 29/07/2022
    Thank you so much for all of your very helpful information! Can you please answer these other questions for me.
    1. If someone does not have the vaccine, I understand they need to get a PCR test internationally 48 hours prior. But for domestic flights is it 24 or 48 hours?
    2. Where in the Lima airport is this available, and how long does it take to get the results? How much time prior to check in should they be there?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 29/07/2022
      @Jaya Hello Jaya,

      Answer to your first question:

      If you are not vaccinated - be aware that you will have a hard time in Peru getting around and getting anything done - for entering the country (see Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM, article 4.4) and for flying nationally (see Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.5) you need a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane.

      Answer to your second question:

      At the airport in Lima Unilabs offers antigen tests and PCR tests for passengers 24/7. You find them in the parking lot. The PCR test is S/ 185; results are ready in 12 hours. The lab asks to please make an appointment here and be there 15 minutes early.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    George · 26/07/2022
    Hello..!!! Thank you very much for the info.. Great job.!!! I have a question to ask we are traveling from Greece in August with my girlfriend and we have two doses. According to the last Supreme Decree 069-2022-PCM that says that non-resident foreigners must be vaccinated according to the "vaccination scheme" of their home country I'm considered fully vaccinated because in Greece 2 doses is considered fully vaccinated. Did i get that right?? Doing a third dose is not an option because we got sick 2 months ago and in our country 6 months need to pass to be eligible for another shot. Also we have a lot of domestic flights in Peru with tight schedule and its practically impossible to make a PCR test in most of the cases.
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 26/07/2022
      @George Hello George,

      Thank you so much for your nice words.

      Despite that there is no “fully vaccinated” in Peru anymore, just 1, 2 or 3 doses, yes you got it right. So, at least if the Covid regulations don’t change until you arrive in Peru (we are waiting for an update right now), you won’t have a problem entering (!) Peru with proof of two shots. However, you should check with the airline flying you into Peru, as they might have other policies in place.

      You most probably as well won’t have a problem at most other places with just being vaccinated twice as lots of them don’t check the vaccination status anymore or know the regulations in detail. But still some national airlines request 3 shots to let you board the plane. So, if you hadn’t had your booster, you have no other option than to present a negative PCR test when you want to fly with them. Best check with the airline you want to use.

      And Peru doesn’t have a recovery status, doesn’t accept recovery certificates and doesn’t have rules that you can’t be vaccinated after you got sick. Sorry.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Pamela · 26/07/2022
    Is a QR code necessary on the vaccination record for entrance to Peru?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 26/07/2022
      @Pamela Hello Pamela,

      no the vaccination certificate doesn't need a QR code.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Shaun · 26/07/2022
    Hi, i am from Europe and begin October i will be permanently leaving my country to live and make business in Peru, (I have a peruvian girlfriend). She has a business where i will work in the beginning, will immigration on the airport make a problem that i do not have a return flight ticket? I am kind off worried about it.
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 26/07/2022
      @Shaun Hello Shaun,

      Peruvian law requires that foreign visitors need a return or onward passage out of the country if they aren't residents, proving that they leave the country when the visa or temporary authorization to enter expires. But the law doesn't state that this return or onward passage must be an airline ticket; it could be anything proving that you leave Peru when the time comes.

      When entering the country, Peruvian immigration officials hardly ever ask to see this proof. The ones executing above regulations are usually the airlines. As they could be held responsible and have to fly you back, if denied entry, most airlines require a return or onward flight ticket to even let you check in to your flight to Peru.

      So, if you plan to come to Peru on a one-way ticket, it’s best to check the requirements of your carrier. Some insist on a flight ticket showing that you leave the country, others accept a reservation for a return or onward flight, a few are happy with a bus ticket and there are as well airlines that let you fly with just a one-way ticket.

      If your airline requests a return or onward ticket, you could just buy a refundable onward or return ticket; or shortly before you travel, make a reservation and choose as payment method transfer or payment with debit card which sometimes allows you to pay within 24h or 48h, if you don’t pay your reservation expires automatically; or book a legit onward or return ticket, which expires automatically after 48h, for about US$ 15 at a portal such as bestonwardticket; or book a cheap bus trip out of the country. You find more information in our Tourist Visa article

      And even though you didn’t ask about it, but you should be aware that you are not allowed to do business or work when you are in Peru as a tourist. So, if you plan to stay longer in Peru and/or work/do business you need to apply for a corresponding visa; this could be, for example, a business visa or a work visa or, if you have plans to marry your girlfriend, a family visa. And if you are planning to apply for a resident visa and don’t want to leave Peru / return to your home country again, bring all necessary documents already with you and start the process as soon as you are in Peru.

      All the best.

      Greetings
      Eva


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    Keith · 21/07/2022
    Super helpful blog, thanks for your generous help!  Does it matter when the third shot was administered?  e.g. does it have to be within the last 6 months?

    Thanks!
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 21/07/2022
      @Keith Hello Keith,

      thanks a lot for your praise.

      No, according to the current regulations it doesn't matter when the 3rd shot was administered; it can be yesterday or a year ago.

      Have a nice time in Peru

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Jeff Allen · 05/07/2022
    Hello -domestic flights within Peru seem confusing from all the info I can find. If I am unvaccinated, and a non-resident, do I need a negative PCR test?
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 06/07/2022
      @Jeff Allen Hello Jeff,

      just have a look above under "Traveling in Peru". There you find:

      "On national flights, all passengers - Peruvians, foreign residents of Peru and foreigners visiting the country - over the age of 12 years must be fully vaccinated (2 shots). Residents of Peru over 18 years must have their booster shot (foreigners just visiting aren't mentioned, but some national airlines apply the 3 shot rule to them as well). If you haven't received the 2/3 doses according to your age group, a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane has to be presented (see Supreme" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/download/url/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-el-decreto-supremo-n-016-2022-decreto-supremo-n-063-2022-pcm-2076344-1">Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM, article 4.5)".

      So yes, if you are unvaccinated or not vaccinated according to your age group, you need a negative PCR test result to fly within Peru.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Rudy Szymanski · 02/07/2022
    Hola! Mi trip a Peru es en dos semanas, mi esposo y yo tenemos solo la J&J una sola vacuna. Necesito saber si necesito las 3 vacunas my esposo y yo somos de ciudadanos americanos. 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 02/07/2022
      @Rudy Szymanski Hello Rudy,

      Giving you 100% accurate advice is difficult as the special status of J&J vaccine isn’t mentioned in the Peruvian Covid regulations and for quite a few months the rules only mentione a first, second and third shot.

      Anyway, even though you could argue that the one shot J&J should be considered two shots and that meets the requirement of “being vaccinated according to the “vaccination scheme” of your home country”, I fear that already the airline flying you to Peru won’t accept it and might ask for a negative PCR test result to even let you check-in. Probably best check with them what they have to say about this situation.

      The same applies to enter Peru, flying nationally, or taking an intercity / interprovincial bus; you most probably have to present a negative PCR test result. You as well might have problems entering public buildings.

      Otherwise I think at the moment (things might change with increasing case numbers or with an update of the Covid regulations which we are expecting soon) you mostly won’t have problems as checks for vaccination status in Peru have relaxed significantly. According to reports from other travelers, most hotels, restaurants, tour operators and sights either won’t check the vaccination status anymore or accept one J&J shot, but only with a booster. However, there are always businesses who strictly enforce the three-shot rule for everyone.

      So, all in all to really enjoy your trip to Peru, not having to argue everywhere and / or being rejected having at least a booster after being vaccinated with one shot J&J vaccine surely is more than helpful.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Vida · 29/06/2022
    Hi! We hope to be travelling to Peru, and my boyfriend has 1 shot of J&J and 1 booster shoot. To enter the country I understand that is fine, as that is the full vaccination scheme in our home country, right? I am more concerned if tour operators and hotels and restaurants, rejects him entry, as technically that is only 2 shots? 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 29/06/2022
      @Vida Hello Vida,

      I totally understand your concern, but over the past few weeks checks for vaccination status in Peru have relaxed significantly and I personally think that your boyfriend at the moment (things might change with increasing case numbers or with an update of the Covid regulations which we are expecting soon) mostly won’t have problems.

      You are right, entering Peru with one shot J&J and a booster is fine. However, airlines flying you to Peru might have other Covid policies in place (they may, for example, ask for a negative PCR test). So, best check with the airline bringing you to Peru.

      According to reports from other travelers, most hotels, restaurants, tour operators and sights either won’t check the vaccination status anymore or accept one J&J shot with a booster. However, there are always businesses who strictly enforce the three-shot rule for everyone. You then have two options: either argue that the one-shot J&J should be considered as two shots plus the booster makes three shots or take your business elsewhere where your boyfriend is welcome.

      If you are, for example, set on tour operator x or hotel y I can only recommend checking with them.

      Have a great trip to Peru

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Tammy · 27/06/2022
    Hi Eva- quick question: I have the booster (age 59) so 3 doses and my 16 yr old has 2 doses but no booster - others in group have J & J so are getting al covid test just in case. Do you see any reason we'd need a covid test(my 16 yr old & myself)? Guy on Trip Advisor is flying Spirit Airlines this week and an agent told him they (Spirit) had sources and that everyone, regardless of vaccination, was going to need a covid test. Have you heard anything? He then contacted another agent who said "Nope having 2 shots or 1 J & J is good to go". It so frustrating! 
    Thanks,
    Tammy
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 27/06/2022
      @Tammy Hello Tammy,

      Yes, it really is frustrating.

      According to the current Peruvian Covid regulations (Supreme Decree 063-2022-PCM) for entering Peru, neither you nor your 16-year-old son need a Covid test. You have 3 shots, which is fine, and your son is between 12 and 17 years and only needs two shots, which he has.

      However, be aware that the regulations are re-evaluated every 4 weeks or so and an update might be published soon which may or may not bring any changes.

      Additionally, I’m not sure how trustworthy a “guy on TripAdvisor whose agent told him …” is, but airlines may have other regulations in place and ask for a Covid test from everyone or that everyone is boosted or whatever. Nothing I can comment on. So, if you worry that the airline flying you to Peru has other policies than the Peruvian Covid regulations in place, best check out their website or have a quick chat with them.

      Have a nice trip to Peru and, after leaving the Covid bureaucracy behind, enjoy your stay!

      Greetings
      Eva
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      Tammy · 27/06/2022
      @Sunflower Thanks Eva! We’ll just all test and be done with it. I’ll report back once we return. 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 27/06/2022
      @Tammy Why not first ask the airline? Why go through the procedure and waste lots of money, if it's not necessary? You are both vaccinated according to the regulations, so, in my opinion, no need for a test.

      Eva
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      Tammy · 27/06/2022
      @Sunflower Because I’m paranoid they’ll change regulations at the last minute and  say everyone  needs a test, regardless of vaccination status. I feel they don’t give any warnings of changes. 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 28/06/2022
      @Tammy Ok, I feel with you.

      I wish you all the best. Don't worry too much and nonetheless enjoy your trip.

      Eva
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    Tanya · 15/06/2022
    Hello, do you need a booster to go to specific places in Peru? If I am doing a travel tour for 6 days, would I need the booster to attend all the places? 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 15/06/2022
      @Tanya Hello Tanya,

      Even though checking of the vaccination certificates in Peru is mostly handled quite laxly at the moment, there are always places (hotels, restaurants, malls, sights) that still check and might require proof of three doses against Covid. So, if you are planning to book an organized tour, you might want to ask the tour operator about their policies.

      Another problem when only being vaccinated twice could be entering Peru. While up to last week you wouldn’t have had a problem entering Peru with proof of two shots, since the update of the Corona regulations at the beginning of this week (see above) I’m not sure which vaccination status is required for your nationality. If I understand the new, absolutely strange vaccination rules for visitors correctly, you must be vaccinated according to the vaccine recommendations in your home country; so, in case your home country requires / recommends three shots, you must show proof of 3 shots when entering Peru. If you can’t do that, you must provide a negative PCR test result not older than 48h.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Natalie · 15/06/2022
    This was so helpful, thanks for writing this up! My partner and I are scheduled to arrive in Lima on June 18. We have recovered from COVID in these last 14 days (tested positive on June 5, and am negative now after 10 days of isolation) and have a doctor's note that states we isolated accordingly and are fit to travel by home country standards. We are also both fully vaccinated. Do you imagine we will have any problems getting into the country? Thank you! 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 15/06/2022
      @Natalie Hello Natalie,

      Are you worried you might be denied entry because of your recent Corona infection or because you are only double vaccinated?

      If you check yes on the health declaration form things can go two ways: either no-one, neither at the check-in nor when entering Peru really checks the form and bothers (which most probably will be the case) or you are questioned which shouldn’t be a problem as you have the documents proving you are ok again.

      The other hurdle might be your vaccination status. While up to last week you wouldn’t have had a problem entering Peru with proof of two shots, since the update of the Corona regulations at the beginning of this week (see above) I’m not sure which vaccination status is required for your nationality. One thing, however, is sure, your recovery status doesn’t count in Peru, just the shots you received. And if I understood the new, absolutely strange vaccination rules for visitors correctly, you must show proof of 3 shots when entering Peru in case your home country requires / recommends three shots. Another option would be to have proof of 2 shots against Covid and a negative PCR test result not older than 48h.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Philip Cowen · 10/06/2022
    I just returned from a 10 day trip to Peru.  Family of four traveling together.  My son had the J&J plus the booster,  and the rest of us have the three Pfizers shots.  We had to show our vax cards and Health Affidavits(Declaracion Jurada) to a nurse before immigration.  She gave them a cursory glance at best.  The only other time we had to show the vax cards was to enter the outdoor Mall in Miraflores.  Which is not exactly where I cared to go in Peru anyway, but it was right across from our Hotel so we walked around there one evening for a bit.  We travel in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.  Nobody asked for our VAX cards except those two times I mentioned above, even on our flights to Cusco and Train to Machu Picchu.  Mask were required on the plane and train. A lot of people were walking around unmasked in Cusco and Machu Picchu despite it still being a requirement.  Seems people are tired of it.  Masks are not longer a requirement in Lima Province, but most people in Lima still had a masks on. Go figure.  Just figured I would share my experience.  Peru is a beautiful country and the people were wonderful. Safe travels.  
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      • LimaEasy
      · 10/06/2022
      @Philip Cowen Hello Philip,

      thank you so much for sharing your experience.

      After so many horror stories over the past months, it's good to hear that the situation in Peru relaxes and tourists can finally enjoy their time in Peru again.

      Eva
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    Anj · 06/06/2022
    Hi. I would like to ask if all vaccines are accepted when traveling to Peru if i am a foreigner? Or does it have specific vaccines only?
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      • LimaEasy
      · 07/06/2022
      @Anj Hello Anj,

      according to the website of the Peruvian Ministry of Health the following Covid vaccines are approved and used in Peru:

      Pfizer / Biontech
      Moderna
      Johnson&Johnson
      Astra Zeneca
      Sinopharm

      Additionally, according the Peruvian government website, you shouldn't have a problem to travel to Peru if you are vaccinated with at least two doses of

      Sputnik
      Sinovac
      Covaxin
      Covovax

      Greetings
      Eva

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