Travel in Peru - Corona Update

Posted by Marianne Salmans (status since November 01, 2022)

“Are you considering a holiday to Peru? We are here and ready to give you advice.”

Many of our guests are wondering: what is the current situation with COVID-19 in Peru and when can we visit this stunning destination again? The answer is “yes”! In this blog we will keep you informed about the latest information from Peru.

Developments up to now

The country has been open to receive international travellers for quite some time now. You are free to travel by car or plane, and shops and restaurants are open. Since 01 November 2022, Peru has lifted the state of emergency that was declared amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as all sanitary restrictions imposed thereby. This means, also all COVID travel rules have been dropped. Find local updates here (Spanish only)

Exploring the country now

The travel advice for Peru is the same as before COVID-19: “Yellow: open for tourism travel – Beware there might be risks”, click here. You may also refer to information from the government of Peru, which can be found here.

Return from Peru to the Netherlands

As of April 20, 2022, there are no special regulations that apply when returning to the EU/Schengen area from any country outside this region in case you are an EU citizen (and therefore also when returning to the Netherlands from Peru):

  • It is not needed to have a Proof of Vaccination, nor a negative PCR- or Antigen Test
  • You do not need to quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.
  • Always check the website of the Dutch government for the most up-to-date information, click here.

Travelers are strongly advised to do a self-test upon return in the Netherlands before meeting others or returning to work/school. If you have symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 or if a self-test is positive, always have yourself tested at the GGD.

Travel to Peru

On October 5th, 2020, Peru opened its airports to international air traffic, initially starting with flights from 7 destinations within South America. Since December 15th, 2020, flights from Europe were also reinstated with KLM scheduled to fly almost daily to Lima. Please refer to the actual flight status here.

Since November 01, 2022, all COVID travel restrictions have been lifted, this means:

  • For entry to Peru it is no longer necessary to show proof of vaccination nor a negative PCR-test result.
  • Travelers are no longer required to fill in an online sworn health declaration for entry into Peru.
  • It is no longer necessary to go into a 14-day quarantine upon arrival and there is no longer a curfew in Peru.
  • From November 1st, face masks are no longer mandatory.
  • Proof of vaccination will also no longer be required for entry into closed rooms, restaurants, interprovincial transport, etc.
  • Capacity restrictions have been eliminated for airports, restaurants, museums, and touristic attractions.
  • Travellers who have any questions, may contact the iPeru service:

What is it like to travel in Peru?

Peru was the 3rd country in Latin America to secure the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ stamp (more information can be found here). The intriguing country has the advantage that it is originally a destination for travellers with an interest in culture, archaeology and nature, with small-scale lodges and hotels in the great outdoors. The country has beautiful vast nature reserves where you can stay in total peace.

Are you considering a holiday to Peru? We are here and ready to give you advice. Our friendly partners in Peru, guides, drivers and receptionists are eager to receive you with open arms and a big smile.

Support Peru

In 1999, Petit Miribel and her husband started an educational project for local children in the Sacred Valley that has evolved into the Sol y Luna Intercultural School.

To support these educational initiatives, they built the beautiful boutique hotel Sol y Luna – a heart-warming place which many of our guests have the pleasure to enjoy. Whilst Peru was in lock-down, the Sol y Luna Home faced the immense challenge of how to remain open. The principal source of funding, the Sol y Luna Hotel, was temporarily closed and the children of the Sol y Luna Home were being cared for by tutors and volunteers.

Tourism has now returned, but of course the long period of lockdown has severely exhausted financial means. Whilst we all faced disruptive and unsettling times, we ask you to please remember those who were deeply suffering with no access to basic necessities, such as food, clean water and education. More is needed to help the children of the Sacred Valley. Any donation, even the smallest amount, will help provide a future for these deeply deserving children. For donations to Sol y Luna, please click here.

Aves Travels aims to keep this page up-to-date with the latest information and requirements, but changes can occur at any time. For the most recent information, always check with your airline, the Peruvian consulate or the Dutch embassy based in Peru.

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