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Peru Entry Requirements

Peru Entry Requirements | Machu Picchu Travel

If you’re adding Peru to your trip itinerary, you must know about the current requirements to enter the country. Therefore, we have gathered some useful information to help you plan your trip to Peru without leaving any details behind. Keep reading and learn everything about the current documentation you’ll need to enter Peru.

For some nationalities, entering Peru is as easy as showing their national I.D. card, for others, this is not the case. For that reason, you must get your travel documents ready before venturing to our country.

Unfortunately, Peru has been affected by the pandemic as most countries in the world. Therefore, the Peruvian government demands some new requirements for any foreign or national traveler that wants to enter the country. Below you’ll find detailed information about the matter.

Travel Documents to Enter Peru

Depending on your nationality, you would either need a tourist visa, valid passport or your national I.D. card to enter Peru, for example:

- Passport: Concerns to every country that isn’t in the Andean Community. It must have a validity of at least 6 months.
- Tourist Visa: Applies for visitors from Venezuela, Haití, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
- National I.D. Card: Valid for all the members within the Andean Community as, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

Is it Possible to Extend Your Stay in Peru?

Yes, it is possible, you can also apply for a tourist visa extension online. It is worth mentioning that your status must be valid and under “temporary authorization to enter as a tourist,” as well as not having overstayed your initially allotted time in Peru.

New Airport Safety Protocols

In order to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the whole world is adapting itself to a new way of living. Therefore, you must know the current conditions to enter to the airport and follow the recommended safety protocols at all costs:

- To enter the airport, you must wear the face mask correctly at all times. If you take it out at any time, they could ask you to leave and won’t let you board your flight.
- You’ll be submitted to constant temperature checks. If your body temperature is over 38°C they won’t let you enter the airport nor board your flight.
- Only passengers are allowed in the airport. Currently, there’s a no companion restriction rule to prevent agglomerations.
- Social distancing is mandatory. Keep at least a 2-feet distance between you and others.
- During your flight, you must wear the facial mask and, in case of Peru, a face shield at all times.

In case you present any COVID-19 symptoms during your stay at the airport, the staff can prevent you from taking the flight or entering the airport. Keep in mind that these protocols have been implemented so everyone can have a safe travel experience.

New Requirements to Enter Peru: COVID-19

As aforementioned, the immigration authority in Peru is requesting new documents to any traveler that wishes to enter the country. Due to the pandemic, land borders are currently closed but air borders remain open. Therefore, the only way to get to Peru from abroad is by taking an international flight.

- Each passenger that wishes to enter Peru must present a negative PCR or Rapid Test with a validity not longer than 72 hours since it was taken.
- If the passenger is already recovered from COVID-19, they must show a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge.
- If traveling with kids under 12 years old, parents must present a medical certificate of good health.
- Passengers must fill the sworn statement of not having any COVID-19 symptoms issued by the Peruvian immigration office.
- Every passenger that enters Peru or has had contact with any of the countries infected with the new COVID-19 variant will be subjected to tests. Likewise, passengers arriving from another country will be randomly tested to dichard this new variant.
- Each visitor or resident, must have to commit to a compulsory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Keep in mind that these requirements must be presented upon check-in to your flight and these documents may be required by the immigration officer upon arrival in Peru.

Recommended Immunizations for Peru

Most travelers planning a trip to Peru stand upon the same question: Are there any vaccination requirements to enter Peru? The answer is no, there is no official vaccination requirement in Peru but there are some recommendations for those who are planning to stay in the country for a long time.

- For those visiting the Peruvian jungle, we recommend you take the Yellow Fever vaccine.
- If your trip itinerary is mostly outdoor and you’re in constant contact with bats and monkeys then you should consider taking the Rabies vaccine.
- Some others vaccines recommended for travelers are : Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, and Diphtheria.

We invite you to seek professional medical advice before committing to any of these immunizations. Some vaccines must be reapplied after a certain period, please consult a travel doctor.

If you’re planning to travel during these times, we encourage you to know all the details and requirements issued by the government entities of the countries you’re planning to visit. We know how tedious it could be, but as long as you have all the right documents, it’ll be fine!

Currently, Peru is one of the safest destinations to travel in South America, acknowledged by the WTTC since they granted the Safe Travel stamp to our authentic country. Learn everything you need to know before traveling to Peru while you’re here!