Frequently Asked COVID-19 Travel Questions

The below answers have been updated with current information as of February 21, 2022.

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What COVID-19 documentation do I need to travel to Peru?

As of Nov 1, 2021, passengers can present their full dosage vaccination card (you must be vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel) instead of a negative PCR test. In lieu of a vaccination card, you must present a negative PCR test with a result date of no more than 48 hours prior to departure.

You also must fill out a Health Affidavit, found here: https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/

To enter Peru you must wear 2 masks: a cloth mask + surgical.

Does Peru accept vaccination cards?

See above.

Which vaccines does Peru accept?

As of Nov 1, 2021, passengers can present their full dosage vaccination card instead of a negative PCR test. These are the authorized vaccines:

  • AstraZeneca / Oxford
  • Johnson and Johnson*
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer / BionTech
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

*Although the Decree mentions two doses, the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine is accepted and has also been approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Health.

Is quarantine mandatory?

No, mandatory quarantine is no longer required for passengers coming in with negative COVID-19 test. Passengers who present symptoms must comply with mandatory isolation.

Are there travel restrictions for citizens of other countries?

The official decree, in effect as of Sept. 6, no longer states a restriction for travelers coming in from UK, Brazil and India. It only states a restriction for non-resident foreigners and flights coming from South Africa, valid until November 30, 2021. 

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

Chile has postponed opening its land borders with Peru due to the current Omicron variant situation. Transit between Peru and Colombia and Bolivia was approved at the end of October.

As of February 21, 2022, the land borders between Peru and Bolivia are officially open.

What protection gear do I need to wear?

To enter Peru you must wear 2 masks: a cloth mask + surgical. Two masks are also required in establishments with crowds (tourist sites, restaurants, stores, public transportation, etc.). Faceshields are not required.

What are the requirements if you do layover in Peru?

For layovers less than 16hrs, and you stay in the airport’s international zone, you don’t need to do anything extra, only what your final destination requires. If you are staying over 16hrs you need to pass through customs and follow all the requirements mentioned above.

Should I take a taxi from Lima's airport?

Taxi services are available at the airport. In the national zone of the airport you will see taxi kiosks inside. There are also taxi service cars waiting outside, both national and international that you can hail. There are other taxi services around the city that you can call and book, this is one option: Mr. Taxi Peru. Uber is also an option. At the moment the shuttle Airport Express Lima service is suspended.

What are the curfew hours throughout the country?

As of January 27, 2022: the night curfew for the entire country is lifted. 

What do I need to travel domestically in Peru?

You must travel wearing 2 masks, a cloth mask + surgical. 

Passengers over 50 years of age, will be required to present their vaccination certificate of a booster shot (third shot) or present a negative molecular test result (PCR), issued within 48 hours prior to boarding.

Are tourist attractions open?

The majority of attractions, including Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, are open with a limited capacity according to the region they are located in.

Are restaurants open?

Yes! With limited indoor capacity depending on what risk region they are located in.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test in Lima?

You can find a testing site here: https://unilabs.joinnus.com/

Do I need travel insurance?

It is not a requirement, however, we highly suggest to get one that covers the trip and has medical insurance. 

Do tour agencies implement safety protocols on trips?

All of our tour guides, tour leaders and tour drivers implement strict safety protocols. To learn about our safety protocols, click here.

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