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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: May 4, 2023

The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.  This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.  CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.

Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
    • Direct flights to Peru from the U.S. are available.  Travelers should check https://travel.state.gov/ for country-specific travel information before traveling.
    • Notarized Travel Authorizations for Minors: Peruvian regulations require that minors present in Peru for more than 180 days must have a notarized travel letter to depart the country if they are not traveling with the parent(s) listed on the birth certificate.  Travel with one parent when two are listed on the birth certificate requires the notarized consent of the non-traveling parent.  This notarized letter must be presented to immigration officials prior to boarding a flight.  For more information on minor travel authorizations,  visit the Embassy site (in English) here.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • U.S. citizens traveling to Peru from the United States are not required to quarantine upon arrival to Peru and may proceed to their final destination upon arrival.

COVID-19 Testing

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Peru, and test results are reliably available within one calendar day.
  • Peru is able to test for COVID-19 in country.  Private hospitals and laboratories as well as the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) are administering tests.
  • U.S. citizens are responsible for their own COVID-19 testing costs.
  • The following labs offer COVID-19 testing services in Peru (please note that the Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following list).  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no significance.  The information on the list is provided directly by local service providers; the Department is not able to vouch for such information:
    1. ROE LAB – Telephone: 513-6666
      Appointments need to be coordinated through their web page: www.labroe.com
    2. SUIZA LAB – Telephone: 612-6666
      This company also conducts home visits for an extra fee (40–50 soles)
    3. UNILABS – Telephone: 222-0550
      Appointments need to be coordinated through their webpage: unilabs.joinnus.com

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

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Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • Domestic Air Travel: Domestic flights are available. However, please confirm with your airline or travel agency before traveling.
    • On March 13, 2021, the Government of Peru suspended COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic air travel.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Rules regarding local transportation vary by jurisdiction. Masks are required for all passengers and in some jurisdictions the number of passengers permitted on buses is limited to increase social distancing.
    • Taxi services are available.