On November 14, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency through March 1, 2022.
The Government of Peru announced the extension of the current regional alert levels and movement restrictions through January 16, 2022. The Government of Peru indicated it will reevaluate and adjust these public health measures every two weeks. Under these measures, all regions of Peru are categorized as Moderate, High, Very High, or Extreme, with corresponding levels of restrictions.
Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners 12 years of age or older must present proof of being fully vaccinated 14 days prior to boarding at their point of origin. Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners 12 years of age or older who are not fully vaccinated must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 72 hours) prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru, in accordance with current health regulations. Children under 12 years of age must only be asymptomatic prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru.
From November 15, 2021, all passengers older than 18 years of age using commercial transportation to travel between provinces by land must present proof of vaccination to travel. If they are not fully vaccinated, they must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 72 hours) prior to boarding their commercial transportation.
From December 10, 2021, in all provinces of Peru, adults over the age of 18 must show proof of vaccination to enter closed spaces (locations consisting of economic activity and/or places of worship). They may show their physical or virtual vaccination card demonstrating they have completed their COVID-19 vaccination. In the case of restaurants, masks can only be removed when eating or drinking.
Foreigners with temporary migratory status (tourists) should take into account that since August 20th, 2021, Peruvian Immigration has begun imposing the penalty fee of S/4.40 a day, for overstaying in the country.
For the latest updates on current public health measures, please refer to the Embassy health alerts here.
The Jorge Chavez International Airport is open and international flights are available. Please see the Lima Airport website for more information on airport operations.
On March 13, 2021, the Government of Peru suspended COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic air travel.
From December 15, 2021, all passengers older than 18 years of age using commercial transportation to travel domestically via air must present proof of vaccination to travel. If they are not fully vaccinated, they must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 72 hours) prior to boarding their domestic flight.
KN95 masks are required. If you do not have a KN95, double masking is mandatory, with one of the masks being a surgical mask, the other can either be cloth or surgical as well.
Private hospitals and laboratories as well as the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) are administering tests.
Responses may be in Spanish only. For more information on requesting a COVID-19 test through MINSA please visit this website (Spanish only): https://www.minsa.gob.pe/procesos_covid .
Peru is an easy country to enter. People from most countries in the Americas and Western Europe do not need a tourist visa to enter Peru. The maximum length of stay that the authorities grant to tourists is 183 days, which cannot be extended. If you wish to stay longer for other reasons, such as business, studying or working, you need to request the relevant visa at a Peruvian consulate in your own country.
It is essential when entering Peru to present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into the country. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Chile can enter with their national ID document.
Please visit https://www.peru.travel/en/useful-data/visa-and-entry-requirements for more information.
A supporting group of students is being organized in order to help at the arrival of our guests.