COVID-19: Peru Travel Updates

Cusco centre, Peru

Updated 15th May 2022.



LATEST PERU COVID-19 NEWS:

  • 28th March 2022 – Peru extends Peru’s health emergency until at least 30th April. Source.
  • 13th February 2022 – Peru extends the emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions until 27th February 2022. Source.
  • 19th January 2022 – Peru’s State of Emergency will last until at least March 2022. The tier-based restrictions will be in effect until 30/01/2022. Source.

Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South America Backpacker’s understanding of the current entry rules. We update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.


Peru Travel Restrictions

Can you travel to Peru right now?

Yes. To travel to Peru there are certain restrictions:

Vaccinated Travellers:

If fully vaccinated, travellers must show proof of this when arriving in Peru. When you present your vaccination status proof, you will be required to present ID alongside this.

See which vaccines are approved in Peru.

Unvaccinated Travellers:

Unvaccinated travellers must show a negative molecular PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before flying.


Entry Requirements 

Before you enter Peru, you will need:

Required Entry Documents

  • Passport and visa as normal.
  • A completed affidavit filled in before travelling.
  • Unvaccinated travellers will also need to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 48 hours before travelling.
  • You will also need to wear two masks on the flight to Peru. These need to be one cloth and one surgical mask – or one N95 mask.

Travel Insurance

  • Ensure your travel insurance includes COVID-19 cover.

Our Recommended Travel Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SafetyWing’s Nomad Insurance.

COVID-19 Tests Required

  • One PCR test for unvaccinated travellers. To be taken no more than 48 hours before your flight.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to test before entering Peru.

Upon Arrival

  • There is no quarantine upon arrival to Peru as long as you’re vaccinated or have a negative PCR test.
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or get a positive test result, you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and the situation is prone to change rapidly without warning. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit El Peruano.

Peru is currently operating under a four-tier based system. Restrictions within different tiers include curfews, social distancing, restricted opening hours, and reduced capacity in shops and other enclosed spaces.

  • FACE COVERINGS – Masks must be worn in all public places. When going indoors, two masks are required (one cloth and one surgical). Some indoor venues require a single N95 mask. Also see: Best face masks for travel. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Social distancing rules change depending on the current tier of restrictions. It’s always a good idea to keep your distance as much as possible during the pandemic.
  • CURFEWS – Curfews come and go as the restriction tiers fluctuate.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Proof of vaccination must be provided to use public transport around Peru. If over 50, you’ll need to prove you’ve had your booster dose too.
  • VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Venues, restaurants, bars and other public spaces may be open or closed depending on the current tier of that area. You will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter indoor spaces. Anyone over 18 is required to show proof of their booster.
  • MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – Generally okay as long as you can provide proof of vaccination status. Those over 12 need to be fully vaccinated. Those over 40 are required to have a booster too. This can change in more strict tiers.

Land Borders: 

Land borders with Ecuador and Bolivia are open to all travellers. The border with Chile reopened on 1st May.


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