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Peru Health Certificate

Currently, restrictions in Peru differ in terms of activity and region. These are established according to the COVID-19 risk levels that have been defined by the Government of Peru. It is to be remembered that COVID-19 regulations are frequently updated by the Peruvian Government and are subject to change.

Visiting Peru

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been to one or more of the following countries, except for citizens and residents of Peru, are prohibited from entering Peru till January 31, 2021:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • The United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Flights with a flying span of more than 8 hours have been discontinued till January 31, 2021.

It is compulsory for all travelers to have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID 19) RT-PCR test report, conducted not more than 72 hours prior to exiting the first place of boarding; or

  • An epidemic disease medical clearance certificate, the report of which needs to be uploaded at https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/
  • An antigen test report.

The above does not apply to travelers less than 12 years in age.

It is also mandatory for travelers to fill up the Affidavit of Health and Geographic location Authorization at https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/, 72 hours prior to their departure.

Presently, unlike before, there are no visa exemptions for citizens from the Republic of Korea traveling on a regular passport.

Traveling to Peru

At present, constraints differ with activity and area and are defined in terms of the COVID-19 extent of risk, which is fixed by the Peruvian Government. Travelers must remember that COVID-19 rules are subject to change by the Peruvian Government. It is sagacious to keep checking with the local sources and this website for changes if any. Wearing masks and adhering to physical distance is compulsory in public places and while traveling in public transportation.

Essential services like medicine shops and grocery shops are operational, though not at full capacity. Food delivery services are widely used. The Ministry of Education (MINED) declared that the 2021 academic season will practically begin on March 15, 2021, in every school of Peru. To know more, check the MINED website (in Spanish): https://www.gob.pe/minedu. Beaches are open, though only with special restrictions, through January 31, 2021.

Overall Pandemic Regulations

Even though international borders continue to remain officially open, every flight from Europe & Brazil has been discontinued. The arrival of vaccines is still awaited and there is no formal announcement regarding the same. However, as per the president, vaccinating will begin in February.

At present, the country has been segregated into 3 different levels of alert that are: High, Very High, & Extreme. These levels are distributed according to regions and will be operational from January 31st.

COVID-19 Testing

Peru has the capability of testing for COVID-19 without any external support. Private hospitals and labs along with the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) are conducting tests. The Peruvian Health Ministry (MINSA) continues to provide a number of conveniences pertaining to COVID-19 testing

  • Viral testing reports at specific locations would be accessible in just 72 hours. It is to be remembered that shooting up of cases is likely to escalate the demand and thereby shorten the turnaround times of test results.
  • Individuals who are symptomatic of COVID-19 need to?dial the toll-free number 113, or WhatsApp to +51-952-842-623, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..??It is likely for the responses to be in Spanish only.
  • To know more about the Peruvian Government's national vaccination plan, which also comprises a national deployment plan, you must check the Peruvian Health Ministry's (MINSA) dedicated page.

What You Must Know About Quarantine

Starting January 4, 2021, every visitor to Peru needs to go through a 14-day quarantine on arrival. All foreign nationals, residents and for that matter, everyone who enters Peru must follow this quarantine process. Travelers who are considering a trip to Peru for not more than14 days need to complete the quarantine. You can know more about the rules and regulations online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-establece-precisiones-y-modifica-el-decr-decreto-supremo-n-004-2021-pcm-1919992-1/.

Travelers can also accomplish their quarantine where they choose to. They may state the place of their choice in their affidavit and it is approved by the Peruvian health officials, on arrival. The quarantine costs of travelers are to be borne by them.

Mobility Restrictions in Peru

  • Since January 13, 2021, in Metropolitan Lima, the everyday curfew continues to be operational between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Private vehicles are not allowed on Sundays.
  • Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), along with the Ministry of Health (MINSA) have set up health and safety regulations for flight passengers. Flight passengers are urged to adhere to the guidelines as communicated to them by their airlines.
  • National Flights: Domestic flights are running.
  • Domestic Overland Travel: Those using commercial regional buses to commute will be required to follow social distancing steps, comply with health and safety checks, wear face masks and face shields when traveling.
  • Rules pertaining to domestic commuting may differ with the province. Usually, all travelers must wear masks and in a few dominions, there is a restriction on the number of passengers allowed on buses to ensure social distancing.
  • Taxis are operating but may permit not more than two passengers.

Non-compliance Penalizations

The Peruvian administration has implemented policies with respect to COVID-19, and violators are likely to face arrests, penalties, or detainment.

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