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November 10, 2022 travel news

Peru is Open! No More Travel Restrictions as Tourism Rebounds

After more than two years, Peru is open and free from travel restrictions. Read about all the great benefits of traveling now that Peru is restriction free!
Ferguson family, USA - former Peru For Less travelers in Machu Picchu
Ferguson family, USA - former Peru For Less travelers in Machu Picchu
We have waited about two years to say this, so it is with great pleasure to announce that Peru is finally open and restriction-free!

The government of Peru has just announced that all COVID-19 restrictions and requirements have been lifted. As of November 1st, 2022, life has returned to normal in Peru. There is officially no more mask mandate, people entering will no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 test or their vaccination card nor fill out a health affidavit form, and people are no longer obligated to show their vaccination card to enter any space. The official announcement was also confirmed by the US Embassy in Peru, where they detail the restrictions that are no longer in effect.

Many local people crowded at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru. Many of them are wearing red ponchos with streaks of color.

Local people at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru Image from Shutterstock

The tourism industry in Peru took a hard hit when the first state of emergency was announced back in March 2020. Many travelers decided to put Peru on their future travel plans on hold. Restrictions and requirements to enter Peru also tended to change every other month, which created a lot of confusion for both airlines and tourists. To list a few of Peru’s strict protections against COVID-19, travelers were once required to provide a negative COVID-19 at immigration, show proof of vaccination, and wear a mask at all times. However, now all these restrictions are now gone!

Cusco Tours:

The tourism industry is Peru’s third largest industry. Millions of people flock to Peru every single year to experience the most mysterious world wonder, Machu Picchu. Many businesses had to close since they could not host tourists for two whole years, and with that thousands of people in Peru lost their jobs. Things are getting back to normal, and the tourism industry is most definitely ready to host travelers!

Two men happily jumping in the desert of Peru. It is a clear day and the sand below them is a light brown. They are both wearing shorts and white t-shirts.

Evans family, USA – former Peru For Less travelers in Peru

Peru is one of the most popular South American countries because of its unique history and ruins, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. While Machu Picchu is a prominent tourist attraction, Peru is also home to the famous Inca Trail hike, Rainbow Mountain, and Colca Canyon located just outside of Arequipa. There is truly an immense amount to explore! Speak with one of our Traveler Advisors for more information.

While some months are better to visit Peru than others, it is still considered a great year-round destination! Machu Picchu is open all year along with other popular destinations. There are two seasons in Peru, the wet and the dry season. The wet season runs from October to April and the dry season goes from September to May. Peru tends to get a lot of visitors during the holiday season and in the months of June and July. With that being said, now is the perfect time to go, especially with the holidays right around the corner. It is typically recommended to spend at least 6-days in Peru in order to get a complete experience. Peru for Less offers a variety of tour packages that are fully customizable to cater to any type of traveler!

Are you ready to book a trip to Peru? Peru for Less is ready to host you! Fill out our Traveler Form to work with one of our Travel Advisors to create the perfect trip for you.

Carli Tovar
Carli Tovar
Carli is originally from El Paso, Texas, but grew up moving around several different states in the United States. Eager for change once again, she decided to make her biggest move to Lima, Peru after graduating from University. Since living in Peru, Carli has discovered that she is quite passionate about Lima’s restaurant scene, yoga, and meeting new people.
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