Corona Virus info Peru + Bolivia update
Dear Peru traveler,
The world of travels has been shaken up by the Corona virus.
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
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 mandatorily 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 or antigenn test results must be obtained no later than 72 hours prior to check-in.
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.
And for our office we need FICHA SINTOMATOLOGICA PASAJERO Form
Peru is currently vaccinating 65+
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:
Sinopharm: 1,000,000 doses delivered in February (300,000 on February 7 and 700,000 doses on February 13).
Pfizer: A total of 20 million vaccines. Of this: 250 thousand doses came in in March: 800,280 in April and 4’699,280 in May and June.
AstraZeneca: 14 million doses as of September 2021
Covax Facility: 13.2 million doses will come in through this mechanism. 400,000 from AstraZeneca in the first quarter of 2021 and 117,000 from Pfizer already delivered to the country.
- On February 19, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency for another 180 days, from March 7 to September 2, 2021.
- The Government of Peru announced the extension of the current regional alert levels and movement restrictions to become effective May 10 to May 30, 2021. The Government of Peru indicates it will reevaluate and adjust these public health measures every three weeks. Under these measures, all regions of Peru are categorized as High, Very High, or Extreme, with corresponding levels of restrictions. U.S. Citizens are advised to follow all Peruvian lockdown measures.
- Currently, in Lima and other areas of “Very High Alert”, curfew is from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Sunday. In areas of Peru in Extreme alert, business must close no later than three hours before the local curfew. In areas of Peru in Moderate, High, or Very High alert, businesses must close no later than two hours before the local cur
- Double facemasks (one can be cloth) are now required to enter many establishments, including shopping centers, markets, supermarkets, department stores, and other crowded places.
- Peru is giving vaccin to Peruvians 65 + at this moment using Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Sputnik
Machu picchu and ruins around cusco and the north of Peru are open again. Incatrail 4 days stay closed BUT soon they gone decide to open again ! We hear August 2021 it will start again ! At this moment only trekking possible at this moment are 2 days incatrail + 4 Days Lares +4 Days salkantay + many day hikes from cusco
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.
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.
There is a 10 days lockdown 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
Find Here more Corona rules
And at the airlines LATAM you also can find the info Airline
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
Dirk and the Southamerica planet team
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