COVID-19 travel restrictions: Peru

Travel Restrictions

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This article has been written on the March 23, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter Peru?

You can enter Peru. Nevertheless, please learn the COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place.

Firstly, all foreign travelers must complete an Electronic Health Declaration before departing for Peru.

Team trekking in Cordiliera Huayhuash, Peru, South America — ShutterstockThe government of Peru requires all travelers to fill in an Electronic Health Declaration before departure — Shutterstock

Can I enter Peru if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Peru if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have completed the vaccination course at least 14 days before arriving in Peru.

As of January 2022, there are four vaccines approved in Peru: 

  • Vaxzevria — AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer — BioNTech
  • Sinopharm — Beijing Institute of Biological
  • Janssen — Johnson / Johnson

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate 

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting vaccination certificates.

Can I enter Peru if I am unvaccinated?

At present, unvaccinated foreign travelers can enter Peru for tourism. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering Peru
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 no more than 180 days old

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting tests.

Who cannot enter Peru?

Currently, foreign travelers that have been present in South Africa and Botswana 14 days before arrival can not enter Peru.

Only residents of Peru are permitted to return from South Africa and Botswana, and only with certain requirements (see “Do I have to quarantine when I go to Peru?” section).

Can I leave Peru?

You can leave Peru. Please take your time to learn the rules concerning COVID-19 tests and other documents of the destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

The view of the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru — ShutterstockThe view of the ruins of Machu Picchu — Shutterstock

COVID-19 situation in Peru currently

At present, the COVID-19 situation in Peru is moderate.

FAQs 

Is it safe to travel to Peru right now?

International travel to Peru is safe when you follow local COVID-19 regulations:

  • Wearing KN95 or 3-fold surgical masks is mandatory on public roads, and indoors
  • Most premises require full vaccination from visitors
  • A curfew from 23:00 to 4:00 in most cities

Is Lima open for travel?

Presently, Lima is open for travelers. Please follow all COVID-19 regulations that are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Peru?

You don’t have to undergo a mandatory quarantine in Peru if you do not show COVID-19 symptoms.

However, Peruvian residents returning from South Africa and Botswana must:

  • Present a molecular test no older than 48 hours before arriving in Peru
  • Self-isolate for 14 days 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Peru?

Presently, there is no digital health pass for foreign travelers in Peru. It is recommended that you print out copies of your vaccination (recovery) certificate or test and carry them with you.

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