Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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Until 28 March 2021, entry is not allowed to passengers who have visited or transited through Brazil, South Africa or the United Kingdom. The country's State of Emergency has been extended to at least 31 March 2021, and the country has been divided into a three-tier system of Very High, High and Moderate. There is a daily curfew from 10pm to 4am daily.
From 5 October, international flights are permitted to operate between Peru and other Latin American countries.
From 1 November this includes Mexico, some countries in the Caribbean, and some flights from the United States. Upon examining the biosecurity protocols, Peru has decided flights up to 8 hours of flying time is considered “safe”.
Check with your airline, as the resumption of flights may be slow in the beginning.
To enter Peru, passengers must meet the following requirements:
These travel alerts are general in nature. Check with your airline for their requirements before boarding in case different measures apply.
A state of emergency was declared on 15 March, and remains in place until 30 November.
Machu Picchu reopened on Sunday 1 November, with a limited 30% admission capacity of 675 people per day. Visitors will have their temperatures taken and will be required to wear masks and stand at least 6.5ft (2m) apart.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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In this episode, what you need to know about traveling to Peru during COVID, including the new rules for visiting Machu Picchu.
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