The Peruvian Government has approved international flights after the Covid-19 pandemic!
New fights will be allowed in 7 countries of the region from the 5 October 2020!
On the same date, all the borders of Peru will re-open! In this way, you will be able to see again all stunning tourist destinations such as Machu Picchu, Kuelap, Nazca Lines, Mancora Beach Resort, Huacachina Oasis, Amazon Rainforest, Titicaca Lake, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, etc.
All of them will be open to the international public once again. So, the government hopes to reactivate the tourism of the country.
The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, announced that there will be 11 destinations in the following countries:
“The transport, each way, of passengers will be permitted in a range of up to 4 hours of flight. It is the estimate in the first list of countries and destinations ”, indicated Vizcarra.
So, it will be possible to fly to Peru from Europe or North America with a stop-over in these above-mentioned countries.
On the 30th of September, 2020, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) approved the health and safety guidelines in the sector to avoid contagion of COVID-19 on international air transport. The document details the instructions to be followed by airlines, operators, and passengers planning to travel by plane.
The most important directive is the permanent use of a mask. Facial protection will also be required inside the plane. Another novelty is that quarantine will not be necessary if a passenger does not show symptoms of coronavirus.
These Are the Requirements That Must Be Abided By When Planing an International Flight To/From Peru:
- Mandatory use of a mask at the airport. On the plane, you must wear a mask and face shield.
- The mask can only be removed when eating or drinking. In addition, passengers may be required to remove the mask for a short while to compare their faces with photos of their travel documents (such as passports).
- Air passengers leaving Peru must present a negative result of a molecular test performed within 72 hours prior to the departure. The same requirement applies to passengers arriving in Peru.
- Travelers, crew members, and airport staff, in general, should be urged to detect a person showing COVID-19 symptoms. Such a person will not be allowed to board a plane. This requirement is applicable to any passenger.
- Passengers must complete the "Electronic Health Affirmation" (Declaración Jurada Electrónica de Salud) and commit to isolate/quarantine for 72 hours prior to the flight.
- Failure to use a mask or follow instructions given by the airlines, the airport or others, may lead to the cancellation of the boarding process or rejection of the passenger to board an airplane towards the Republic of Peru.
- Passengers who do not show coronavirus symptoms upon arrival in Peru will not need to be quarantined. But they remain committed to informing the health authority in their jurisdiction if they develop symptoms within 14 days of their arrival in the country.
- If a passenger shows coronavirus symptoms, they must complete 14 days of mandatory isolation (quarantine) at home or the accommodation of their choice.
- The flight operator must make announcements on preventive measures that passengers must keep during the flight, upon arrival, and in the destination country.
- A traveler who provides false information in the affirmation will be subject to the corresponding administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions.
- Passengers on connecting flights must always wear a mask and face shield when departing from Peru and before entering the plane.
- Passengers passing through Peru on connecting flights must present a negative molecular test only if the destination country requires it. It is not required to fill in an affirmation.