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COVID-19 Update For Peru – February 15th, 2022

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 07-02-2022

Dear Travellers,

We hope you are keeping safe at this challenging time. With regards to Peru, as the pandemic situation is constantly changing, we would like to share the Government’s COVID-19 updated travel restrictions that could possible impact your travel plans. 

Face shields are no longer required, however it is mandatory to either use a double mask or one KN 95 medical mask. 

A High Alert level currently applies to the following regions of Peru until the 27th of February, 2022:

Santa (Ancash), Abancay & Andahuaylas (Apurimac), Arequipa (Arequipa), Bagua, Chachapoyas & Utcubamba (Amazonas), Huamanga (Ayacucho), Cajamarca & Jaen (Cajamarca), Cusco (Cusco), Huancavelica (Huancavelica), Huánuco & Leoncio Prado (Huanuco), Ica, Nazca & Pisco (Ica), Huancayo (Junin), Trujillo (La Libertad), Chiclayo, Lambayeque (Lambayeque), Cañete & Huaura (Lima), Maynas (Loreto), Tambopata (Madre de Dios), Piura & Sullana (Piura), Puno & San Román (Puno), San Martin (San Martin), Tacna (Tacna).

Your travel and social activities will be affected by the following capacity limits and restrictions:

•    60% limits: Casinos, cinemas, gyms, shopping centres, department stores, temples and other places of worship, thermal baths and spas
•    60% limits: Business events, pharmacies, supermarkets, markets, sports club activities, hairdressers and barber shops, indoor restaurant dining
•    80% limits: Banks and financial entities

At present, there are no capacity limits in open spaces, including dining at outdoor restaurants, attending outdoor thermal baths, attending outdoor sports events, national parks and zoos. However, if the events are very large in scale, such as a festival or carnival, then this is still not allowed.

Presentation of the vaccination card

Those over 18 years of age who wish to enter premises where economic and/or worship activities are carried out (required in all indoors commercial establishments), must present their physical or virtual certification card that proves to have completed, in Peru or abroad, their vaccination scheme against COVID-19. Everyone over the age of 40 years old must have a vaccination card with 2 doses plus the 3rd booster. Otherwise, they can present a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 48 hours.

Border controls:

Peruvians, foreign residents and foreign visitors over 12 years of age, who´s final destination is Peru, should travel with their Covid vaccination card, demonstrating the complete dose against COVID-19, OR  if you do not have a vaccination card, you will need to present  a negative PCR test, taken within 48 hours  of your travel date. Children under 12 years old, are required to  be without any symptoms. Those people who show symptoms on entrance to Peru, will be required to quarantine on the basis of Peruvian law. 

Flights from South Africa are suspended until the 28th of February 2022. (Ministerial resolution N° 057-2022-MTC/01). Peruvians and resident foreigners who have been in these countries must be double-vaccinated and be able to prove that they have returned a negative test within 48 hours of their flight.

All the best and travel safely!


The team at Valencia Travel