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Is it safe to travel to Peru?

The new normal has made us more careful with our hygiene both in public and open spaces. This also includes knowing what type of health and safety protocols to follow for the well-being not only of ourselves, but of all the people present wherever we are.

If you are planning to visit our wonder Machu Picchu, we will tell you why Peru is a safe destination.

You will be pleased to know that Peru has more than 100 tourist destinations that already have the Safe Travels Certificate. What does this certificate mean? As the website itself says, it is a distinction, like a medal, that is awarded to localities that have adopted a set of protocols designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to have clarity about the destinations that follow a general health policy in the tourism industry. Thus, when seeing the Safe Travels stamp, tourists will be confident to make the trip, and tourism activity will increase worldwide.

Over 100 recently mentioned tourist destinations are distributed on the Peruvian coast, mountains and jungle, one of the most important sites being our ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, which was distinguished with this award on October 13, 2020.

In addition to this, what measures is our country taking to address the arrival of foreign visitors? If you are a non-resident foreigner, this information will help you a lot when visiting us. What should you consider? Take note of the following:

  • Present the certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 with the full dose up to fourteen (14) days before the flight, or present a negative molecular test with a result of no more than 72 hours before departing from the country of origin.
  • Mandatory use of two face masks at all times during the flight and within the airport facilities.
  • Within 72 hours prior to the trip, you must register using the online form “Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS)“.

If you wish to contact the Ministry of Health, you can contact INFOSALUD directly by WhatsApp (+51) 952842623 (no calls) and/or by email:

In general terms, to visit enclosed and crowded spaces, these are the measures to be taken:

  • Mandatory use of a mask on the street. In crowded places, such as shopping malls, markets, supermarkets, conglomerates and department stores, two face masks must be worn.
  • Body temperature is taken before entering a physical establishment. Remember that a temperature of more than 37.5 ° C is a sign of alert.
  • Disinfection of hands and shoes with alcohol. For this, you must disinfect the sole of your shoes in a foot bath, as well as your hands with alcohol gel.
  • Body distancing, also known as “social distancing,” of 1.5 meters on average. 

The good news is that as the post-pandemic situation improves, these protocols become more flexible and even safer. In any case, we remind you that it is never good to be overconfident. That is why we recommend always following these measures for the well-being of all.

As for the curfew, it is being reduced more and more due to the decrease in the risk of contagion in our society. Peru is now at a “moderate level”, so the curfew begins at 01:00 and ends at 04:00 from Monday to Sunday. Also note that the use of private vehicles is allowed on Sundays.

At the local level, in the citadel of Machu Picchu sanitary measures are also being taken. You can find the details of what is being implemented in the Inca citadel in the following link.

Remember that when you are in the city of Cusco, your train ticket is a must to continue your adventure to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn about our health and safety protocols on board each train. Choose among our different train services and buy your tickets now. See you on board!

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