COVID-19 Update for Peru - October 26, 2021

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Published: 26-10-2021

Dear Travellers,

We have the latest updates from the Government of Peru about the COVID-19 restrictions we must all abide by. Before travelling, please be aware of these as they may impact any planned activities you have in mind upon entry.

All provinces of Peru have been issued with a Moderate Alert level, meaning capacity limits apply to various establishments, as well as a mandated curfew between the hours of 02.00am and 4.00am. Commercial businesses must close no later than 01.00am, however if the business is operating in Callao or Lima, then it must close no later than 12.00am (midnight).


The following patron capacity limits apply:

Not allowed: Large events, traditional festivals, and carnivals.

20% limit: Attendance at sports stadiums as well as coliseums is capped at 20%, and only double-vaccinated patrons may attend.

50% limit: Gyms, temples, churches, other places of worship, cinemas, galleries, shopping centres, and general stores.

60% limit: Pharmacies, supermarkets, warehouses, sports club activities, banks, financial institutions, hairdressers, barbers, spas and saunas, as well as libraries, cultural centres, and museums.

Allowed without restrictions: Open spaces that include sports, club activities, zoos, botanical gardens, outdoor theatre and outdoor restaurants (such as beer gardens). Restaurants that have an internal area of 200 square metres may also operate at 100% capacity.


Locals, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners, must have returned a negative COVID result no more than 72 hours before arriving in Peru, and unfortunately, non-resident foreigners from South Africa and those who have stopped over in the country in the past 14 days, cannot enter Peru’s borders until at least October 31, 2021.

Please remember that when you are out in public, you must wear a double mask when entering crowded areas, such as pharmacies, warehouses, shopping centres, and supermarkets. For extra protection, the government strongly recommends the use of a face shield when out in public in addition to the double masks.

Kind regards,


Your friends at Valencia Travel Cusco