Last updated: November 3, 2022
The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is no longer in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Travelers are advised to contact their airline days prior your flight to gather the proper documentation and to regularly consult the airport website for the latest guidance.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- 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.
- 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:
- ROE LAB – Telephone: 513-6666
Appointments need to be coordinated through their web page: www.labroe.com
- SUIZA LAB – Telephone: 612-6666
This company also conducts home visits for an extra fee (40–50 soles)
- UNILABS – Telephone: 222-0550
Appointments need to be coordinated through their webpage: unilabs.joinnus.com
- ROE LAB – Telephone: 513-6666
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Are vaccines available in Peru for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm vaccines are available in Peru.
- On April 4, 2021, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced a new national vaccine strategy aimed at vaccinating populations by district and province by age group. Foreign residents including U.S. citizens can be vaccinated. At vaccination sites, Peru’s civil registry, RENIEC, assists with issuing identity documents for those who lack Peruvian identity documentation. For more information, see (in Spanish): https://www.gob.pe/institucion/minsa/noticias/376735-nueva-estrategia-cobertura-territorial-de-vacunacion-anti-covid-19-comunicado-n-479.
- On April 6, 2021, the Peru’s Ministry of Migration (Migraciones) reminded foreign residents, including U.S. citizens to maintain updated information in their system, noting that this information is used to develop Peru’s national COVID-19 vaccination registry. For more information on the announcement, please refer to the following websites (in Spanish)
- For more information on the Peruvian Government’s national vaccination plan, please visit the Peruvian Health Ministry (MINSA) dedicated page here.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- Tourism: U.S. tourists in Peru may consult iPeru for the latest guidance for tourists. iPeru has a WhatsApp number that will respond to questions in English: (+51) 944 492 314.
- For COVID-19 health related information and official statistics, please visit the Peruvian Ministry of Health’s website (in Spanish): https://www.gob.pe/8736-coronavirus-informacion-para-viajeros .
- For more information and updates on the latest official decrees and publications, please visit https://elperuano.pe/.
- Other links:
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- 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.
- 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.