US: Peru Moved to “No Travel” Level 4

The U.S. State Department announced that the Travel Recommendation for Peru increased from Level 3 “Consider Travel” to Level 4 “No Travel” due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the following statement from the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Warning for Level 4 travel for Peru due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved vaccine. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page to learn more about COVID-19 in Peru.

The State Department recommends US citizens not to travel to Peru due to COVID-19 and be more cautious in Peru due to crime and terrorism.

For more information visit:…/International…/Peru.html

If you decide to travel, sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive timely alerts on the evolution of health and safety conditions. Also continue to monitor, and our social media platforms (@usembassyperu on Twitter and Instagram) for additional information on the evolution of the situation.

Measures to be taken
Peru government requires KN95 mask to be used when leaving home. If you don’t have a KN95, wearing the double mask is mandatory, one of the masks should be surgical, while the other can be fabric or surgical too.

Proof of vaccination is required to enter all closed spaces in Peru, including shops, hotels, restaurants and places of worship.

Stay tuned for updates from local media. Traffic restrictions can change unexpectedly and with very little time in advance.

Always wear your mask when you go out. Peruvian laws require the use of masks. You can be fined if you don’t wear a mask or don’t comply with the curfew and quarantine rules. At the moment there are no exceptions for vaccinated people.

Peruvian quarantine regulations may cause travelers who test positive for COVID-19 lose their originally scheduled flights and stay in Peru for up to 10 days. Currently there are no exceptions for vaccinated people.

Wash your hands frequently and respect social distancing guidelines.

Bring with you a photograph ID.

Check the Embassy’s COVID-19 website for more information on the conditions in Peru.

Visit the CDC’s Traveler Health Page:…/trave…/map-and-travel-notices.html

Sign up for the Informed Travelers Registration Program (STEP) to receive updates:

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2 thoughts on “US: Peru Moved to “No Travel” Level 4”

  1. “Proof of vaccination is required to enter all closed spaces in Peru, (EXCLUDING) shops, hotels, and restaurants. Always wear your mask when you go out. Peruvian laws require the use of masks. You can (IN YOUR DREAMS) be fined if you don’t wear a mask (BECAUSE AUTHORITIES TURN A BLIND EYE TO LOCALS AND FOREIGNERS ALIKE THAT DONT WEAR MASKS).”

    Unfortunately, in reality, the only place that we have seen the rules applied in Cusco is at Plaza Vea.

    1. I’ve seen it enforced at the Machupicchu Pueblo train station and I’m sure it’s enforced at the airport and probably government buildings, but likely nowhere else. At the Ollantataymbo station a few weeks ago there were a number of Peruvians with their printouts and phones ready to show proof of vaccination, but no one asked to see them.

      When I go to the mall, they don’t really look at it. There’s no way they can read my information on a tiny phone screen in the bright daylight sun with a glance.

      I don’t see many locals without masks except around the Plaza de Armas or in San Blas. A large percentage of tourists don’t use them everywhere. It drives me crazy because there are few bigger shows of disrespect for Peru nd Peruvians than arrogantly ignoring mask rules.

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