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Lima and Callao Under Lockdown Today

Last night at midnight Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced that Lima and Callao would go into lockdown (“social immobilization at 2 am last all day Tuesday, April 5, in response to protests which have resulted in violence and looting across those provinces. “The Council of Ministers has approved the declaration of citizen immobility (curfew) from …

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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 …

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It’s Finally Official: New Rules Go Into Effect Today

In the middle of the night with just minutes remaining before the new restrictions would go into effect, the Peruvian government released Supreme Decree 179-2021-PCM which will make proof of vaccination status a part of every day life in Peru. The new rules begin today today and will be in effect until January 2. As …

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How To Show Proof of Vaccination in Peru

In four days on Friday, December 10, the new rules in Peru will now require that only those who are fully vaccinated can enter “enclosed spaces” as well as travel domestically by land or air (for those over the age of 18) which implies that unvaccinated people will be closed out of most public places …

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Huge Travel and Mobility Restrictions in Peru Announced

According to RPP Noticias, the Peruvian government announced a new set of regulations that will be go into effect on Friday, December 10, including the requirement that those over 18 must be fully vaccinated to enter enclosed spaces. This rule was set to go into effect on December 15 but has now been moved up. …

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New Rules for Peru Under COVID-19

This morning the Peruvian government announced through Supreme Decree 17-2021-PCM new rules that for the country that go into effect tomorrow and will continue through December 12. The biggest change is the opening of some land borders described below and coming new requirements for air passengers over age 45. Most of the country remains under …

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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 …

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An Example of Why You Shouldn’t be a Tourist

I’m working on a lengthy post about being a “traveler” instead of a “tourist” and, while I’m writing, thought I’d share a quick post on what motivated me to start on the subject this morning. These photos came up as one of my Facebook “memories” from a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the place where …

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PeruRail Suspends Cusco Service to Machu Picchu Today

This morning I saw an email from PeruRail that was sent after 7 pm last night that opened with: PeruRail, operador ferroviario en la ruta sur y sur oriente del país, informa que, debido al paro de transportes que será acatado por la región Cusco, debemos informar que mañana martes 26 de octubre nuestras operaciones …

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LATAM and Flight Changes: What You Can Do

It is extremely common in Peru to get a notification that your flight changed. Some airlines are famous for cancelling flights regularly while others make a lot of changes which is somewhat understandable considering that the number of passengers has been quite unpredictable thanks to COVID-19. I fly LATAM exclusively quite a bit so I’ve …

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