COVID-19 Update for Peru - September 21, 2021
COVID-19 Update for Peru - September 21, 2021

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Published: 16-09-2021

Dear Travellers,

We have an update about COVID-19 travel restrictions in Peru.

The Government has issued an alert stating that the use of masks is mandatory while out in public, while strongly encouraging the use of a face shield. In crowded areas, one mask is not enough. You must wear two masks in order to enhance your protection against contracting the COVID-19 virus.

For locals, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners, you must have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering Peru. Those who test positive must undertake the mandated 14-day quarantine, and must return a negative COVID-19 test before leaving. As it stands, visitors from South Africa and visitors who have passed through South Africa, cannot enter the country until at least October 3, 2021.

Areas of Peru that are classed as having a Moderate Alert level include the main tourist destinations such as Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and Puno. The following conditions have been placed upon them:

  • Curfews in place from 1am until 4am the following day, 7 days per week
  • Commercial businesses must close 1 hour before curfew (i.e. no later than 12am)
  • 50% venue capacity limits for gyms, theatres, casinos, cinemas, galleries, department stores, temples, shopping centres, and places of worship (such as churches and mosques)
  • 60% venue capacity limits for restaurants, libraries, cultural centres, museums, and professionally-organised events
  • 60% venue capacity limits apply to warehouses, pharmacies, supermarkets, markets, basic supply stores, and financial institutions such as banks
  • 100% venue capacity limits for beaches

As it stands, large outdoor gatherings, including traditional festivals, carnivals, and big music events are not allowed.

We wish you all the best. Stay safe, and get vaccinated.

Best regards,


Valencia Travel Cusco