Peru Coronavirus Updates

Read all the latest updates on traveling to Peru.

We've collected the information to help you stay in the loop and stay safe. 


(updated March 1, 2021)

As of March 1, 2021

  • Curfew is placed from 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM from Mondays to Saturdays 

  • All day curfew on Sundays

  • Daily international and domestic flights at the Jorge Chávez - Lima International Airport

  • Restaurants accept delivery, pick-up, or dine-in

  • Mandatory use of face mask in all public spaces

  • Vaccination campaigns started in February with vaccines from Sinofarm, however vaccines from Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca are due to arrive and be distributed in the second week of March.

Can I travel to Peru?

Yes, the borders are open and traveling to Peru is allowed, however, there are guidelines to be followed to enter and travel around the country. 

Guideline Overview:

  • Negative PCR COVID-19 test, Antigen test, or medical certificate within 72 hrs of arrival in Peru

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine 

  • Completed Health Declaration

  • Mandatory of use face mask and face shield in all airports in Peru

Mandatory COVID-19 RT-PCR Test

It is mandatory to present either a ​negative molecular COVID-19 test (RT-PCR), a negative antigen blood test, ora medical certificate, wherein the results should indicate that the test was done 72 hours before arrival time in Peru. If the results exceed more than 72 hours, there is a probability of not being let into the country. When traveling from Lima to a destination within Peru,travelers must also present a negative negative molecular COVID-19 test (RT-PCR), a negative antigen blood test, ora medical certificate within 72 hours. 

Results should be presented at Check-in at the airport in the PDF or Image form.

Do I need to quarantine upon arrival in peru?

All international travelers are required to undergo a 14 -day quarantine at any accommodation of their choosing. Travelers are responsible for the funding of their quarantine costs and will be monitored by the CDC-Peru.

if you are unable to cover the costs of a private quarantine accommodation, the athlete's village for the Panamerican Games was converted into a free public quarantine lodging for travelers.

To register for the public free lodging, send a message to any of the following numbers below via WhatsApp:

(+51 976-065-074, +51 959-893-013, +51 956-593-022)

If your COVID RT-PCR test is negative and you show no symptoms of the virus, an early end request can be made on the sixth (6th) day of your quarantine. In this process, you will be required to take a new RT-PCR test and show no symptoms to be approved for early quarantine termination.

If I am already vaccinated, do I still need to quarantine upon arrival in Peru?

An RT-PCR Molecular test is still required to enter the country, together with the vaccine passport or proof of the vaccine taken. Depending on the type of vaccine received and previous accreditation that the vaccine can protect people at 14 or 21 days after the second dose. To date, it seems that the vaccine against COVID-19 according to its efficacy would cover the variant of the SARS-CoV2 strain so molecular testing should be done to confirm if quarantine is necessary or not.

What airports are open in Peru?

  • Lima - Jorge Chávez International Airport

  • Cusco -  Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport

  • Arequipa - Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport

  • Loreto - Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport 

  • Talara - Capitán FAP Víctor Montes Arias International Airport 

  • Piura - Capitán FAP Guillermo Concha Iberico International Airport

Airports open their gates when curfew ends at 4:00 AM. As part of protocol, temperatures will be checked upon airport entry and travelers with temperatures above 38°C will not be allowed inside.

If I have a connecting flight in Peru, do I have to undergo a 14-day quarantine?

If your layover in Peru is within 24 hours and that you do not leave the premises of the airport, you do not have to undergo quarantine. Passengers with connecting flights through peru are asked to show their negative COVID-test(depending on the country) and their boarding passes.

Is Machu Picchu open?

Yes! Machu Picchu is open and ready to receive visitors. Listed below are the other archaeological sites open, please check with our travel specialists to know the protocols for each site.

  • Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum - Cusco

  • Huaca Pucllana Museum - Lima

  • Kuélap Citadel - Chachapoyas

  • Huaca-Rijada Sipán Museum - Lambayeque  

  • Beaches in the North of Peru 

    • Máncora, Los Órganos, Colán y Vichayito (Piura)

    • Pimentel y Puerto Eten (Lambayeque)

    • Huanchaco, Pacasmayo y Puerto Malabrigo (La Libertad)

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