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Coronavirus: Peru Travel Advisory Updated

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Coronavirus: Peru Travel Advisory Updated

Today all travelers are asking. Is it safety and security to visit Peru? or Is it possible to visit machu picchu?. Well, Peru is safe now!, the peruvian government took the prevention and security of this time of the pademic or Coronavirus (COVID-19).


The Peruvian government issued a state of emergency and They closed inmedialy the frontiers and the cities. Vizcarra president´s declared of a quarentine, effective March 16 until May 10th. Where they Peruvians and foreigners can´t movilize in the streets. It is possible that it extends until first week of May. Also it issued an updated travel advisory allowing flights to resume to repatriate Peruvians and return foreigners to their home countries abroad.


The Promperu and The MINCETUR were declaring about the tourism problem in Peru. The Local Tour Operators, Travel Agency, Hoteles, professional guide stopped during this pandemic.MINCETUR overseed implementation of protocols in Cusco and Lima. This is to reactivate tourismo in the months of operations.


Peru Safety & Security Travel

At the moment are closed the frontiers, once quarantine is over, the tourism will open. The Peruvian and foreigners could come back to visit the beautiful and marvelous cities of Peru.


They can visit the different destination without problem, but always they have the prevention of not getting this virus. Tourists wear masks at Lima Airport.


Inca Trail and Machu Picchu policy Cancellation

Machu Picchu and Inca Trail are the top destinations of Peru. All traveller booked this destination in advance and they can´t arrive. How can we make in this case?


The Ministry of Culture published in the website the new policy cancelation and refund of the Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu Tickets.


Inca Trail

If you booked the Inca Trail in advance and you can´t visited the trail or you can´t arrival to Peru. You can postpone your tours until next year 2021. The Inca Trail operator will need to present the document to changed the Inca Trail for this year or 2021. You don´t need to add any extra payment. In case you want to cancelled your hiking to the Inca Trail. You will need to wait the refunded. because the tour operator will need to find other travellers for your hike and they will need to change the personal information.


Machu Picchu Tickets


If you booked by yourself.

If you booked the Machu Picchu ticket by yourself. You will need to wait to finished the quarentine. In this moment the MInistry of Culture is closed. Its very important to send an email with your tickes and your requirement. 


Postpone: In case you want to changed your Machu Picchu tickets for the next trip. The Peruvian goverment will accept your requirement and you don´t need to pay any extra.


Refund: If you want to cancel your tickets, Its possible, but the Peruvian government will refund the money without commision bank transfer.


If you booked by Tour Operator.

The Tour Operator will need to present a list of the travellers for postpone the trip during this year or 2021.

In case the travellers want to cancel the trip. The Tour operator should prepare a letter with the cancellation and what is motivated to cancel. Then they have to wait the reply of the Ministerio de Cultura.


Ministerio de Cultura

In this moment is closed and this is published in the website:

  • The all Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets booked in advance. The all tour operator must present the list of cancellation and change the date travel without extra price, but its not refund of the money.
  • In case they travellers didn´t arrive to Machu Picchu or Inca Trail, they lose the permits and tickets (Its crazy, but it is true).
  • The Tour Operators is obligated to get the new travellers for the change the Inca trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets.
  • This changed of the date of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Inca Trail permits are according of the available.

Coronavirus Machu Picchu Policy

Perurail & Inca Rail Train tickets

Perurail and Inca Rail train companies don't operate the trip to Machu Picchu during the quarentine. Just its open the local train. The train companies canceled all operations. In case you booked the Machu Picchu tickets in advance, contact directly by email. They will change the date trip or refunded.


Is safe to visit Machu Picchu with the Coronavirus?

Yes, At the moment, the Machu Picchu is closed, Once quarentine is over. Tierras Vivas will take the security and safety for all travellers. Our policy reservation will change for the new. Tierras Vivas will offer the private group service. We will operate in the small group (2 - 4 max). and our guides and staff will take the implements for your safety during the tours/ hikes.


Coronavirus in Peru (COVID-19)

Since reports of the coronavirus surfaced in late November, more than 140,000 people have been infected and over 5,000 have died around the world. As the virus continues to have a global impact. Yesterday. the U.S. government has established emergency. this implicate to travel advisories, leading airlines and cruises to cancel their routes. The Italia, Francia, China, Iran, South Korea, and Europe (except the UK and Ireland) are in cuarantened.


Additionally, the CDC has issued a Level 2 travel warning for high-risk travellers throughout the entire world. High-risk travelers include older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, who are at greater risk of contracting the disease.


The CDC recommends that high-risk travelers reconsider traveling, and if they do, they should wash their hands frequently, monitor their health, and limit interactions with others for a period of 14 days after returning from travel.


What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).


Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats, and bats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)


Coronavirus was first discovered in November 2019 in Wuhan, within the Hubei province of China. WHO announced on Feb. 12 that the official name for the specific strain of coronavirus is Covid-19.

On March 11th 2020, World Health Organization tweeted that they have officially characterized coronavirus as "a pandemic."


What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.


Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.


What can you do to prevent coronavirus?

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.


Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.


Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.


Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.


Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.


Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.


Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.



  • Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your forearm or disposable tissue when sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid touching your hands, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid direct contact with people with respiratory problems.
  • In the presence of mild symptoms (cough, sore throat, and fever), cover yourself by coughing and wash your hands. If possible, stay home.
  • In the presence of severe symptoms (respiratory distress and high fever), call 113.
  • Avoid waving or kissing on the cheek.
  • Do not self-medicate.
  • Throw away the disposable tissues you used.
  • Keep surfaces in your home, office or business (table, bathrooms, floors, toys, among others) clean by wiping with a disinfectant (for example, bleach).


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