Peru: Open For Business

Peru is now welcoming tourists in a gradual, responsible and sustainable way, applying biosafety protocols to travel with safety and confidence.

The Peruvian government’s Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), has announced the launch of the “Volver” awareness campaign to gradually reactive tourism in Peru.

Tourism in Peru represents the third largest economic activity for the country, generating more than 1.4 million jobs. It is also one of the most affected sectors by the global pandemic.

As a way to safely reactivate tourism, the Peruvian government is working with the private sector on biosafety protocols to guarantee the health of travelers. As part of this tourism reactivation plan, Peru received the Safe Travels seal from the WTTC, a certification endorsed by the UNWTO and the CDC.

Beginning on Nov. 1, international flights up to eight hours long will be allowed from 25 cities to Lima, including 6 in the U.S.: Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Miami, Houston and Atlanta (United States); Mexico City and Cancún (Mexico); La Habana (Cuba), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic); Cartagena (Colombia), San Jose (Costa Rica), Toronto (Canada); Río , Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Foz de Iguazu and Porto Alegre (Brasil); Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Cordoba and Tucuman (Argentina); y San Salvador (El Salvador).

These routes are added to the 11 that restarted on Oct. 5, Guayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Bogotá, Santa Cruz, Cali, Medellín, Panama, Asunción, Montevideo and Santiago.

Machu Picchu is scheduled to open on Nov. 1 at 30% capacity to visitors. Other museums and archaeological sites in the country were reopened in October at 50% capacity and with strict biosecurity measures in place.

Foreign travellers are allowed to arrive in Peru without quarantine if they have a molecular test (PCR) that indicates they do not have coronavirus.