On October 5, Peru resumed international air access to the destination as part of the country’s progression into Phase 4 of its Covid-19 economic reactivation. Initially starting with flights from seven neighbouring South American countries, flights of up to eight hours will be authorized starting on November 1, including flights from Toronto. All travellers arriving in Peru are required to have negative results from a recent Covid-19 molecular test, and can then enter the country without a mandatory quarantine period.
Peru Receives “Safe Travels” Designation from WTTC
Peru is the latest destination to be awarded the Word Travel and Tourism Council’s “Safe Travels” designation, signifying that the country meets the strict health and safety protocols of the WTTC to fight the spread of Covid-19. The stamp of approval enables travellers to easily recognise destinations that have adopted standardised global health and hygiene protocols to keep them safe when they travel.
Machu Picchu and Cusco’s Archaeological Sites Reopen to Visitors Travellers to Cusco are once again able to visit some of the area’s most important archaeological sites. Starting on October 15, seven sites within the region reopened with 50% of their regular capacity, and adhering to strict biosafety measures. The archaeological complexes now open are Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pikillacta, and Tipon. Furthermore, Machu Picchu will reopen at the beginning of November, with capacity capped at 30% of normal visitation to ensure compliance with health and safety protocols. State museums and archeological sites in Lima and Lambayeque have also reopened to the public with similar protocols in place.