Updated entry requirements – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Peru: Updated entry requirements

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Key points

  • With immediate effect, the Peruvian Ministry of Migration, Tourism and Travel announced updated entry requirements for all travelers.
  • Ministerial Decree n ° 831-2021 / MINSA (Spanish) contains updated information for travelers planning to enter by air.
  • The updates are for adults and minors.

Overview

The following updates have been instituted:

  • Travelers must provide a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19, issued up to 72 hours before their departure for Peru. Alternatively, travelers can provide a negative result of an antigen detection test issued up to 24 hours before departure.
  • Minors under 12 do not need to provide an RT-PCR or antigen test. However, they must provide a certificate of good health. Any minor who has had COVID-19 must have recovered 3 months before leaving for Peru. These minors must present a “good health” document / COVID-19 release document from their country of origin.
  • If travelers face departure delays that exceed the validity of their negative COVID-19 test, they will be admitted to Peru within 24 hours of expiration. Travelers in this situation must present two electronic tickets (the first and the rescheduled one), or similar “delay” document from the airline.
  • Travelers must wear a double mask when boarding, traveling and entering Peru on a commercial flight. Face shields are optional. Children 0 to 2 years old do not need to wear a mask.
  • Travelers must complete the Affidavit of health within 72 hours of their trip to Peru. An affidavit covers an adult traveler; for minors, adult guardians can provide an affidavit on their behalf. The barcode in this document is required to board any commercial aircraft bound for Peru.
  • Travelers entering Peru on a connecting flight must present a negative RT-PCR or antigen test if their final destination requires it.

What are the changes?

These updates reflect current vaccination measures and the increase in COVID-19 variants. The Peruvian government seeks to be as thorough and careful as possible during this transition.

Look ahead

The future of border / entry requirements remains variable. Over time, the Peruvian government may relax some measures and increase the requirements for others. Employers with Peruvian-related talents should continue to monitor government announcements.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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