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Corona Virus info Peru and rest of Southamerica

Update 22-9-2021

Dear Peru traveler,

The world of travels has been shaken up by the Corona virus.

PERU

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test .

Here you can see which airline is arriving internationally in Peru, click at international to see

No More Quarantaine at arrival Peru

*Quarantine is not required any more for travelers entering the country, except for Peruvians and foreign residents from South Africa, Brazil and/or India or who have made a layover in those countries, they must mandatory quarantine at their home, accommodation or other temporary isolation center for a period of fourteen 14 days from the date of arrival in Peru.

You need to present a negative molecular test (PCR), a negative antigen test or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge. PCR test results must be obtained no later than 72 hours ( PCR)  upon arrival 

More info here with PROM PERU,

To leave Peru you can get it at the airport PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT in Jorge Chávez we have the UNILABS test  center. In just 60 minutes you will be able to have the result of your antigen test (average price of 160 soles) But you need to reserve in advance ! We also can arrange that a Lab como to your hotel in Lima to take the Test, They send later on the result to your Cel phone.

Arequipa is open again.

You have to fill in  This form before arrival in Peru and also this  FIcha+COVID-19 (1)   

And  for our office we need  FICHA SINTOMATOLOGICA PASAJERO Form


Peru is currently vaccinating 23 age + 

What vaccines does Peru use?
They have made agreements about the purchase of vaccines that protect Peruvians against COVID-19. The first vaccines to arrive in Peru are:

  • Pfizer: 32.5 millones de dosis.
  • AstraZeneca: 14 millones de dosis.
  • Covax Facility: 13.2 millones de dosis. 400 mil de AstraZeneca y 117 mil de Pfizer.
  • Sinopharm: 3 millones de dosis.
  • Gobierno de EE.UU: 2 millones de dosis del laboratorio Pfizer donados por el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Country-Specific Information

  • Double facemasks (one can be cloth) are now required to enter many establishments, including shopping centers, markets, supermarkets, department stores, and other crowded places.
  • 65 % of Peru have vaccination 

Machu picchu and ruins around cusco and the north of Peru are open again. Incatrail 4 days open again from 15 July, there are permits left for the next months 

 Also all other treks are open again ! 


Bolivia

Covid

Bolivia is still one of the less beaten countries in Latin America by this virus; here.

The vaccination process has already initiated; the government has signed formal agreement with Sputnik V, Sinopharm and Sinovac which will provide Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Bolivia has a low population density and the planification is that until September 2021 all the vaccinable bolivians will be vaccinated. 

Politics

As you probably know since November 2020 we have a new President, Vice president, Senators and Deputies. Sunday 14 March elections will be again held, this time for Governors and cities and towns Mayors. There is calm and stability in general.

Touristic Attractions

There is a 10 days lock down at arrival in Bolivia, all the touristic attractions are open with the exception of the Abaroa National Reserve. Land borders with neighbor countries are still closed. 

You can find info in Spanish 

Chile and Argentina open  to travel from 1 Oct 2021 Chile  + Argentina


Find Here more Corona rules

And at the airlines LATAM  you also can find the info  Airline

U.S. Embassy in Peru UP DATE

 

EXCEPTIONALLY during the coronavirus, we managed to get that

1 / You can cancel free of charge if you do this up to 15 days before arrival in Peru during  corona block for traveling to Peru( if we can get all cost back from hotels – buses and services in peru)

2 / THIS ALSO exceptional for trekking, including inca trail in (March and April and May and June ) only for the moment to change for an other date in 2021), this means that permits are released that are salable again.

3 / you can change your travel dates free of charge (subject to availability of hotels and hikes for the newly chosen dates) We also hear from most international airlines that this change of dates allows without a service changing fee. If you choose 2021, we have to look if entree fee Machu picchu and local air tickets are stil valid 

4 / the only thing we cannot change (at the moment) are the local flights, which are currently very strict and require a changing fee + payment of a difference in price for the other preferred dates. 

5 / if you have already made a deposit, this deposit remains valid for another trip within 365 days, counting from the dates you normally had to arrive, without a changing fee.( only Incatrail and Local flights have expenses)

In addition, we try to agree with all the hotels and operators not to increase the price in 2021, so that we can offer the same trip, extended to 2021, at the same price. This is confirmed 100% later.

NOTE that we notice that the hotel you have chosen is difficult this year and does not cooperate for a solution, we may choose another comparable hotel in the same price range next year.

We hope to be of service to you with this. Together we look for the best solution to get through these difficult times! A satisfied customer is our best promotion.

We do our best to keep everyone happy.

Strength in these difficult times, and greetings from

Perú:  https://www.gob.pe/8662-ministerio-de-salud-coronavirus-en-el-peru/  

Dirk and the Southamerica planet team

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