New travel advisory
The new announcement of September 17, 2021 in the El Peruano (official gazette for state announcements) worsens again the entry conditions for all fully vaccinated travelers.
To this now a current new reference for all Perulovers and Perutravelers.
Since 08.09.2021 vaccinated persons could enter Peru without a PCR test. Since yesterday, however, the regulation has already changed again for the period starting Monday, 20.09.2021, and thus the advantage for all vaccinated people falls away again.
Thus, from this time on, an additional PCR test (also called molecular test) is again necessary for ALL travelers, which must not be older than 72 hours before travel.
Further information is available here as a translated excerpt of the announcement (here to the original):
Item 8.4 states:
In all cases, the wearing of face masks is mandatory when moving on public roads, as well as the wearing of double masks (one of which may be made of fabric) when entering facilities where there is a risk of crowding, such as shopping malls, galleries, department stores, department stores, supermarkets, markets, warehouses, and pharmacies, and it is recommended that face protection also be worn in these facilities.
Thus, item 8.7 states:
Peruvians, resident aliens and non-resident aliens whose final destination is the national territory, as passengers and regardless of their country of origin, must present a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 72 hours prior to boarding at their place of origin and have received the appropriate doses of vaccine according to the requirements of the country in which they were vaccinated. Persons showing symptoms upon entry into the national territory shall be forcibly isolated in accordance with the relevant regulations.
The entry into the national territory of foreigners coming from or having a stopover in the Republic of South Africa in the last fourteen (14) calendar days shall be suspended until October 3, 2021.
Peruvians and resident aliens who enter or have stopped over in the national territory from the Republic of South Africa shall be subject to mandatory quarantine in their residence, lodging, or other temporary isolation center for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their arrival in the national territory.
We hope that this determination will turn out to be a misinterpretation and that a new correction will also be made shortly, because this will eliminate any travel advantage for all those who are fully vaccinated, which is rather detrimental to Peruvian tourism.
AFFIDAVIT OF HEALTH
Each traveler is required to complete the document prior to travel.
To fill out your affidavit, please go to the following page: Form
Sources: El Peruano
Foto: Lima Airport