Colourful Peru

5 August, 2021

We update the measures to enter to Peru. If you are thinking of traveling to Peru, we have good news for you: Peru is an open destination for national and foreign tourists.

To enter to Peru, you must consider some points that we will share with you below:

  • How do I enter the country?

First, you should check if you need a visa to enter Peru, this can be done through the consulate closest to your location to see if it is necessary to apply for a visa to enter Peru, since the requirements may vary at any time. For more information enter here:

Types of visas to enter Peru

At the moment, due to the pandemic, the entrance of people coming from South Africa is forbidden.

  • Do I need a COVID-19 test?

According to the latest update of the regulation of September 20th, every passenger entering Peru must have an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 issued up to 72 hours before boarding, and without obligatory character, the presentation of the vaccination card of the country where it was vaccinated. In this sense, the COVID-19 antigen detection test was no longer accepted for entry into the national territory. Children under 12 years old only need to hand in a good health medical certificate.People who have overcome the disease up to 3 months before the trip must hand in a health document from the country of origin that certifies discharge from the disease.

  • What destinations are safe to visit within the country?

We have gradually made progress to obtain the Safe Travels seal, a global award that standardizes the biosafety protocols designed by the WHO (World Health Organization), and that must be followed in each destination for tourist care.

The destinations in Peru that have the Safe Travels seal are:
On the coast:
– The beaches of Piura: Máncora, El Amor, Las Pocitas, Los Órganos, Vichayito, Punta Veleros and Cabo Blanco.
– The beaches of Tumbes: Zorritos and Punta Sal.
– The Mangroves of Tumbes, Puerto Pizarro and the Cabeza Vaca archaeological circuit
– Lima
– Ica
In the Andes:
– Cusco: Cusco city, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
– Cajamarca: Namora, Cumbemayo, La Colpa and Llushcapampa
– Ayacucho: natural pools of Milpo, archaeological complex of Wari and Pampa de Ayacucho.
– Junín: Chanchamayo and Satipo
– Huaraz
– Puno and Lake Titicaca
– Arequipa & Colca Valley
In the Amazon:
– San Martín: Tarapoto and Altomayo
– Loreto: Iquitos, Amazon River and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
– Tambopata

  • Can I travel on my own in Peru?

Yes, tourists can travel on their own in Peru using public transport. However, it must be considered that, by legal norm, the capacity of these is restricted to avoid the spread of the virus and that the priority is for locals. Colorful Peru recommends hiring tourist services, not only to support the sector that has been seriously affected by the pandemic, but also to avoid contagion to local people.

  • How do the hired excursions work?

Due to the government’s regulations and under the biosafety policies of the Safe Travels seal, all excursions that are shared with several tourists are limited to 50% of the vehicle’s capacity. Likewise, the entrance to the archaeological centers is limited and the entrance hours are restricted until 3pm.

– The entrance is from 06:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
– Before entering the citadel of Machu Picchu, the personnel in charge will take all visitors temperature.
– The social distancing of 1.5 meters must be kept throughout the tour. There are staff verifying this.
– During the tourist visit the consumption of food will not be allowed.
– The correct use of a mask is mandatory throughout the tour.
– We recommend reading the “How to visit Machu Picchu Post Confinement” article.

To learn more about the protocols to follow during your visit to Peru, we recommend reading our article “Sanitary Protocol Against COVID-19“.

If you have any questions, contact us HERE.



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