COVID-19 Update For Peru - December 23, 2022
COVID-19 Update For Peru - December 23, 2022

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Published: 21-12-2021

Dear Travellers,

As the year comes to a close, we want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

We hope you all stay safe during this period and as such, we are sharing the Government’s COVID-19 travel restrictions that may impact your travel plans. While it is strongly recommended that you wear a face shield—but is not mandatory—you must wear a double mask when out in public.

A High Alert level currently applies to the following regions of Peru:

  • Santa
  • Concepción
  • Huamanga
  • Huancavelica
  • Chepén and Virú
  • Sullana, Piura, Sechura and Talara

Your travel and social activities will be affected by the following capacity limits and restrictions:

A curfew is in force from 11pm until 4am the next day, with commercial businesses having to close at least one hour before the curfew starts (i.e. no later than 10pm).

  • 40% limits: Casinos, cinemas, gyms, shopping centres, department stores, temples and other places of worship, thermal baths and spas
  • 50% limits: Business events, pharmacies, supermarkets, markets, sports club activities, hairdressers and barber shops, indoor restaurant dining
  • 60% limits: Banks and financial entities

At present, there are no capacity limits in open spaces, including dining at outdoor restaurants, attending outdoor thermal baths, attending outdoor sports events (such as football matches), national parks and zoos. However, if the events are very large in scale, such as a festival or carnival, then this is still not allowed.


Restrictions on Christmas and New Year:

The mandatory social immobilization is set on Saturday, December 25, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022, from 01:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., in the provinces of the moderate alert level.

All types of gatherings and social events are prohibited, including those held at homes and family visits.


A further update has been introduced by the Government, and that is that until at least January 2, 2022, flights containing non-resident foreigners from South Africa and Botswana are suspended. Peruvians and resident foreigners who have been in these countries must be double-vaccinated and be able to prove that they have returned a negative test within 48 hours of their flight.

All the best in the New Year,

The staff at Valencia Travel Cusco