COVID-19 Update For Peru - December 9, 2021
COVID-19 Update For Peru - December 9, 2021

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Published: 06-12-2021

Dear Customers,

Please find below the latest government updates about the COVID-19 restrictions. Please be aware of these before travelling, as various restrictions may impact your movement and planned activities. As a reminder, when out in public, you must wear a double mask when entering crowded establishments, such as shopping centres, supermarkets, and pharmacies, and while not mandated by law, the Peruvian Government highly recommends wearing a face shield.

The following provinces have been issued with a High Alert level:

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


Please note that from December 10th, it will be mandatory to present the vaccination card with the complete dose against COVID-19 for adults over 18 years of age to enter any closed spaces (any commercial space).

In terms of restricted travel and capacity limits, the following applies:

  • A curfew, 7 days per week, 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


However, there are no capacity limits in open spaces, including outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor thermal baths, outdoor sports events, national parks and zoos; however if the events are very large, such as a festival or carnival, then this is not allowed.

For the rest of Peru, please note that inbound flights from South Africa, including any flights that have stopped over in South Africa, are suspended until at least December 12, 2021. Locals who have passed through South Africa in the meantime must undertake the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home until they return a negative result for COVID-19.

Closer to home, land borders to Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia are currently closed until further notice.

Kind regards,


Your friends at Valencia Travel Cusco