Commercial flights to Europe will resume from December 15th
After more than eight months on the ground, five European cities are added to the 36 allowed by air in Perú. Flights to Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and London will be making their routes again, and people coming from these destinations will be able to enter the country.
Onwards to the new normality!
The reactivation continues forward in Perú: Now, children under 12 years of age are allowed to enter museums, archaeological sites and historical places, as long as they are accompanied by their parents, or adult caregivers, who must make sure to comply with all biosecurity protocols and maintain social distancing.
This measure accompanies the former initiative to permit up to 60% of the capacity for establishments that fall under the categories of art, entertainment and leisure services, which is good news for explorers, since this also includes activities of botanical and zoological gardens, national parks (including natural areas), and theme parks, including also the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
The Cusipata district biosecurity protocol has been approved and implemented. Now, the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism Cusco (DIRCETUR) will evaluate the demonstration of compliance with biosecurity measures during a trial period, in order to make official the reopening of Vinicunca.
To guarantee that biosecurity measures such as temperature control, mandatory use of masks, face shields and constant use of hand sanitizer are being observed, only formal tour operators will be in charge of transporting visitors from Cusco to Vinicunca. Social distancing and disinfection of tourist transport vehicles will be prioritized. The ticketing booth will have information on the route and biosecurity measures to comply with, in addition to the use of devices to avoid contact.
Once the trial period is done, visitors will be able to again freely visit the stone platforms, avoiding overcrowding them, and respecting social distancing measures, so that visits to the Rainbow Mountain or “Mountain of seven colors” can resume in a safe way that prevents the spread of the coronavirus. Now it’s the time to prepare this bucket list trip!
Ongoing measures for traveling to Peru:
- Foreign travelers are permitted to enter Peru without the need to comply with quarantine upon arrival only if they have a molecular test (PCR) that indicates that they do not have coronavirus. This test must be done a maximum of 72 hours before check-in.
- Health screenings are in place at Jorge Chavez International Airport, domestic airports and other ports of entry.
- When leaving Peru, travelers ARE NOT required to have proof of a negative COVID-19
test but must have no COVID-19 symptoms.
- Face masks AND face shields must be worn at the airport and for the duration of the flight.