Peru Travel Restrictions

Covid-19: Updates 2022

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COVID-19 entry restrictions for Peru. (Update July 2022)

  • All travelers entering the country must complete the following affidavit (link).
  • Non-resident foreigners, must show, before boarding the plane, their COVID-19 vaccination
    card, according to the vaccination schedule of their country of origin.
  • For domestic flights and interprovincial land travel, passengers over 12 years old, residents
    and non-residents will show before boarding their COVID-19 vaccination card with the first and second doses applied in Peru or abroad, and the booster for those over 18 years old residing in Peru and who are qualified to receive it according to current protocol. Otherwise,
    they must show a negative molecular test issued up to 48 hours before boarding. Children under 12 years old are only required to be asymptomatic to board.
  • For entrance to enclosed spaces, those over 18 years old residing in Peru shall show their
    COVID-19 vaccination card with the three doses applied in Peru or abroad, only if they are
    qualified to receive it according to current protocol.
  • It is mandatory to wear a KN95 mask or, in replacement, a three-fold surgical mask and, on
    top of it, a cloth mask, to circulate on public roads and in closed places.
  • In regions with 80% vaccination coverage against COVID-19 of people aged 60 years and over with 3 doses and 80% vaccination  coverage against COVID-19 of people aged 12 years and
    over with 2 doses, the use of masks in open spaces is optional, provided that physical or bodily distancing is guaranteed, measures that could be modified according to the
    epidemiological context.
  • It is important to constantly wash hands, avoid crowds and maintain social distance.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Peru

During your journey with Giardino Tours:

  • In all entrances of tourist places will be require to show their COVID-19 vaccination card with the completed dose.
  • Travelers over 40 years of old need to show their booster dose.
  • The use of a face mask KN95 is mandatory in public spaces, flights and tours throughout our destinations.
  • For International flights you must be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to the departure and 2 hours prior to the domestic flights.
  • We strongly recommend purchasing adequate travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage before arriving in Lima.

Airport Pick-ups & Drop-offs:

  •  Only passengers disembarking or boarding aircrafts will be allowed within any airport in Peru.
  • When arriving, your assigned guide or driver will be waiting for you at the parking area, right outside the international or domestic arrival gates. They will have a sign with your name on it and we will send you a photo and name of your guide.
  • When departing, your assigned guide or driver will drop you off and lead you towards the check-in gate but will not step any further. Only passengers holding a boarding pass will be able to enter.

Guest Contact:

  • Our guides & staff will wear personal protection equipment (PPE) during all services.
  • Travel documents will be sent electronically to our travelers before or upon arrival, ensuring a paperless journey unless considered necessary for some processes.

Hotels & Accommodation:

Giardino Tours is only working with hotels that meet biosecurity protocols. Some of them are:

  • All of the hotel’s premises such as the lobby, common areas, kitchen, and guests’ rooms will be disinfected more frequently (including towels and bedding).
  • Hotels are required to improve food & beverage sanitation to reduce cross-contamination risk.
  • Medical monitoring and use of personal protection equipment (PPE) by all hotel staff are mandatory.

Land Transport during tours and long journeys:

  • For interprovincial land transportation, passengers over 12 years old, will only be able to board if they prove to be fully vaccinated, either in Peru or abroad, and those over 40 years old who reside in Peru will need to show their booster dose
    All of our vehicles used for tours will be properly disinfected before and after each service.
  • The driver and Guide will wear a face mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use in all vehicles.
  • A trash bin will be available for use in all vehicles.

Machu Picchu Entry and new regulations – Covid-19:

  • At the Entrance will be require to show their COVID-19 vaccination card with the completed dose.
  • Travelers over 40 years of old need to show their booster dose.
  • Wearing of a mask KN95 is mandatory during the entire visit to Machu Picchu.
  • According to the new regulations that apply from Jan. 2019; the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu citadel will be now only reserved according to timetables; starting at 6.00am.
  • Groups will have a maximum of 16 (visitors and local guide).
  • To comply with safety and health protocols throughout the travel experience, measures to keep social distancing have been implemented. Socially distanced markings on the floor for the waiting line to board the shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu can now be found.
  • Antibacterial hand gel is available at train and bus stations, etc.

Trains to Machu Picchu: Peru Rail and Inca Rail safety protocols:

  • All passengers must show their ID along with their digital boarding pass.
  • Boarding will be done exclusively by means of showing your digital boarding pass (on your smartphone).
  • Wearing of a mask on board is compulsory. (Since March 18th the use of a face shield is not more mandatory).
  • As of November 29th, 2020, the new capacity of the trains has been upped to 100%.

Inca Trail, Wayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain is OPEN:

  •  Inka Trail 2 days and 4 days are open: Each group has to be led by a guide and a porter.
  • Biosafety protocols are similar to the ones set for MachuPicchu and this includes the wearing of a mask.
  • Keep in mind that the Inca Trail remains closed every year in February for maintenance.
  • The new rules for Machu Picchu are the same for visits to Wayna Picchu and ‘Machu Picchu Mountain.

Please for more up-to-date information about Peru, status of destinations or new regulations , do not hesitate to consult with your Giardino travel consultant directly.

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