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Sunflower

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Member since: Friday, 26 February 2021
Last Visit: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
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I’m a publisher by trade and additionally have a master’s degree in business and tourism. Over 2 decades ago I left home, traveled a lot and lived in many countries around the globe; one of these is Peru, which – yes, I have to admit it – I wasn’t fond of at first, but fell deeply in love with over the 10 years I stayed.

Next to traveling and emerging into the lifestyle of my guest country, I love to read, research and share my knowledge. So, writing about my impressions and experiences and getting the facts right isn’t an obligation for me, but comes naturally and from my heart.

I’m always eager to learn more about different (ancient) cultures, their lifestyle, traditions, beliefs and how they are interconnected. And last but not least my respect for nature and its beauty makes me passionate about living a less consume-oriented life and maintaining our biodiversity, which results in my love of the abundance of fresh fruits, veggies and other produce in Peru, which then ends in my kitchen where I enjoy cooking and baking.

Peru with all its beauty and riches, but also with all its flaws, is a very special, here and there even a magic place; and I’m thrilled to introduce you to it and give you an understanding of this amazing country as co-founder and editor in chief of LimaEasy.
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    Lyn · 01/01/2022
    Hello! I an expected to travel to peru on Wednesday. The declaration form asks about symptoms and exposure. I have tested positive for covid on the 27th of dec but my doctor cleared me from isolation. She said that I am cleared to travel starting Jan 2. Is this going to be a problem when filling out te declaration and in entering peru? Please advice. Thank you
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 02/01/2022
      @Lyn
      Hello Lyn,

      Honestly I'm not sure what to answer and how your doctor can clear you from isolation and allow you to travel. The rules to fly are established by your airline (you might want to check what they have to say) and the regulations to enter Peru are quite clear.

      So, if you are vaccinated Peru requires an official vaccination certificate proving that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before arrival. In this case no-one will know about your positive test and it's up to you and your conscience how you fill in the health declaration form. However, be aware that you declare under oath that the information provided by you is correct. Additionally, if you arrive in Peru with obvious symptoms there is a chance you end up in forced quarantine for at least 14 days.

      If you are not vaccinated, you must present a negative PCR test result that is not older than 72 hours after being issued and before boarding the plane. So, no matter what your doctor says or what document he or she issued, Peru only accepts the negative test result.

      How you fill in the health declaration depends on your honesty. If you answer the question honestly you have to live with possible consequences: the airline might not allow you to fly despite your vaccination certificate / negative test result and even if you make it to Peru you might be put into quarantine upon arrival; or no-one checks your health declaration properly and you can just enter the country without anyone bothering you.

      If you lie on your form, neither the airline nor the health officials at the airport can prove otherwise, if you arrive in Peru healthy and with an official vaccination certificate / a negative PCR test result.

      So, it's up to you to take your chances.

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Bryce · 01/12/2021
    Hi!

    I'm using your article on Peru's economy for an economics essay I'm writing. I find the article very informative and well written. Do you mind sharing your name so I can properly cite the publication? Also, just curious, what sources did you use to get the statistics you have in the article?

    Thanks!
    Bryce
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 01/12/2021
      @Bryce
      Hello Bryce,

      thank you so much for your nice words.

      I, Sunflower or Eva Papke in the real world, wrote the economy article for LimaEasy.com.

      I as well made the charts. You can find the data source, such as INEI (Peru’s official statistics office), the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture, the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, the Peruvian Ministry of Producton, the BCRP and the Worldbank, in the description of each chart.

      I hope, LimaEasy helps you writing a great essay.

      All the best

      Greetings
      Eva
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    Paul Attenborough · 21/10/2021
    Hi Eva, 
    I am a regular visitor to your website, its my penultimate 'Go To' guide for Peru!

    Eva, I am married to a Peruvian National, I have since been advised by Peruvian Immigration, to apply for a residency Permit or face a denied entry on my next visit....
    My application is progressing, I attained a National Police Check from the AFP, apostilled etc...
    The police record check detailed 'No disclosable court outcomes' listed on my completed police check, meaning  “there is no record of court convictions, findings of guilt or any police history information held by any police agencies”, against me
    However, the immigration Official said the Antecedentes Policiales, Judiciales y Penales request has still not been met??? 
    WhatsApp number as i am in a bit of a quandary

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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 21/10/2021
      @Paul Attenborough Hello Paul,

      what you are experiencing right now is exactly what I feared would happen when I first read the new foreigner law with this new requirement. In Peru you have the Certificado de Antecedentes Policiales (Police Clearance Certificate), the Certificado de Antecedentes Penales (Criminal Record Check) and the Certificado de Antecedentes Judiciales (Judicial Background Record Check); and as required by the new law Migraciones of course would like to get these 3 checks, which in most countries aren't even issued in this form. Therefore Migraciones, for example, accepts a US criminal background check issued by the FBI for US American nationals; for European nationals, they accept the European Certificate of Conduct.

      Assuming that AFP means Australian Federal Police and assuming that you are an Australian national, you would need a piece of paper with the title “criminal background check” or somewhere stating that you have a clean criminal background. As I honestly have no idea about which documents are issued in Australia, I did a quick search and, if I haven’t missed something, understood that your National Police Check from the AFP, which even is described as criminal record check on the website where you can apply for it, combines the police, criminal and judicial record check however is named “National Police Check”. Is this correct or is there any other certificate issued in Australia stating that you have a clean (criminal) record? If not, then I only can think of two options.

      The official translator, who translated your document most probably has translated “National Police Check” as something like “Certificado de Antecedentes Policiales” which in Peru only shows if a person has registered encounters with the police, was involved in any criminal activities or is investigated. Seeing this, but most probably not knowing the difference between a Peruvian and Australian “police” check, Migraciones, of course, says that this document doesn’t meet the requirements.

      Not sure, if you are in Australia or in Peru at the moment. If I was in Australia, I would pay the Peruvian embassy a visit or call them, explaining the problem and asking them to confirm in writing with some nice official Peruvian stamp that the Australian National Police Check is something like a police, criminal and judicial check in one document and all Australia issues (they should know that) and “no disclosable court outcomes” means there is no record of court convictions, findings of guilt or any police history information. If I was in Peru, I would visit the Australian embassy, explaining the problem and asking for a solution and / or for an official Australian statement confirming the meaning of this document. I would then add the document from the Peruvian embassy in Australia or the Australian embassy in Lima to the “National Police Check” with all other necessary documents and hope that someone at Migraciones reads and understands the issue and accepts your Australian National Police Check.

      Greetings

      Eva
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    Grace Requilman · 17/10/2021
    Hello good day! I just want to ask on what should I do if I over stay here in Lima Peru with my son. My fiancé was a Peruvian citizen but I cannot get married here because they need all my documents apostille and also my son is half Filipino - Peruvian but needs also an apostille documents for him to be register here. Is there any other option for me to get a tourist visa over here?

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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 17/10/2021
      @Grace Requilman
      Hello Grace,

      as you wrote another comment concerning the some matter on our Tourist visa extension page, I replied there in detail.

      Greetings

      Eva
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    Susan Bremner · 28/08/2021
    Very interesting and readable history of Lima in its many eras. 
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      Sunflower
      • LimaEasy
      · 28/08/2021
      @Susan Bremner
      Hello Susan,

      thank you so much for taking the time to send me such nice words.

      I wrote the Lima history a few years back and, after having done some more research on Lima's and Peru's past and just recently having finished the Political history of Peru (which can be found in our Peru Guide), I think I will give it a little "touch up" hopefully making it even more detailed and interesting.

      Thanks again and have a nice weekend.

      Eva


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