Peru Adjusts Air Travel Regulations

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) published new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in passenger and cargo air transport.

The document, approved by Ministerial Resolution N° 1195-2021MTC/01 published today in the Bulletin of Legal Norms of the Official Gazette El Peruano, is entitled “Sectorial guidelines for the prevention of Covid-19 in the provision of air transport services for passengers and cargo.”

Among its main provisions, it establishes a physical distance of 1 meter in air terminals.

Other provisions established in the guidelines include the adequate use of respiratory protection (use of double masks or masks with high filtration capacity such as N95, KN95, FFP2 and KF94) during the flight and the stay at the airport. (Not applicable for children under two years of age.)

In the case of international flights, the following additional requirements are established: passengers over 12 years of age must prove that 14 days prior to the flight they already have the full dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, or present a negative molecular test, whose results have been issued up to 72 hours prior to boarding.

Likewise, on such flights, children under 12 years of age are only required to be asymptomatic to board the plane.

All passengers must complete the “Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization” online ( during the 72 hours prior to boarding.

The main actions to be taken by airline operators and airlines include placing markings on the floor to identify the waiting positions of passengers in the air terminal, maintaining adequate ventilation in air terminals and disinfecting the environments of airplanes and air terminals.

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