Before you travel

Before you travel - Peru

Travel Restrictions and visa requirements

Important note about connecting flights: If any of your flights transits through another country please check all entry requirements for each flight segment. Select "one way" and enter each flight segment separately to view all relevant entry and transit travel requirements for your trip.

 

COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION

PERU 

(Updated June, 2022) 

TRAVEL AND IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

Several countries have imposed travel and immigration restrictions due to COVID-19. This is a dynamic situation and it is the responsibility of the customer to check all relevant travel advisories to and from the countries they are visiting and transiting through. Always check travel restrictions for each part of your trip; this includes layovers for connecting flights, as well as entry requirements for your return back to the US. Please note that the information provided in this addendum is based on the time of print/publication and a country’s requirements can change at any time. It is the responsibility of the traveler to check all updates and obtain all necessary documents and tests prior to departure, as well as entry back into the US. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason in any country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa. Non U.S Passport holders - please check with your local embassy or consulate for detailed visa and travel document/entry requirements. If you need clarification on whether you may enter Peru, contact the closest Peruvian Embassy or consulate, as well as your airline prior to travel.

All travelers to Peru departing on or after August 01, 2022 must ensure they are eligible to enter Peru and produce all required entry documentation for this vacation. Requirements and restrictions may depend on different factors including but not limited to: your country of residence, passport nationality, transit points, as well as previous travel history. Full proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for our Peru tours and must be completed at list 14 days prior to departure to be considered fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers aged 12 and over at the time of travel must have a valid vaccination certificate showing they have received all vaccine doses required before traveling to Peru. *Exceptions may apply to children aged 11 and under (at the time of travel), who do not qualify for vaccination, however they will be required to comply with all other entry conditions and must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian on the reservation. The new entry requirements will take effect for all Peru packages departing on or after August 01, 2022 and are subject to change at any time.
 

PRE-ARRIVAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
All travelers must have the following documents for entering Bali:

  1. Health Declaration Forms: All travelers are required to fill out and submit an Affidavit of Health and Geolocation Authorization form 72 hours prior to departure to Peru. Travelers must present the QR code from the online form either digitally or printed.
  2. Verification of Full Vaccination: Travelers from the U.S joining our Peru tours must have proof of full vaccination in the form of a certificate showing they have received the full doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to departure. All travelers 12 years and above at the time of travel must have completed two (2) doses COVID-19 vaccine at least fourteen (14) days before travel to be eligible to provide vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate must include the full name of the traveler as registered in the passport, the type of vaccine given, the number of doses and inoculation dates. Travelers aged 11 and under at the time of travel must be asymptomatic to board the plane and may provide a negative molecular test for Covid-19 (PCR) performed up to 48 hours before the scheduled departure. The Molecular tests for Covid 19 must originate either by a public authority in accordance with the relevant legislation or from reference laboratories of the country of origin or transit, public or private, provided that these private laboratories have been certified by the competent national certification authority of the country. The test result must be in English language and must include the full name of the passenger as registered in the passport.
 

ARRIVALS - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (PERU)

  • Upon arrival in Peru ,all travelers must go through a temperature measurement chamber.
  • In the event a guest presents any signs or symptoms compatible with COVID-19,  will be evaluated by the doctor on duty in the COVID-19 module.  If necessary, the transfer to the health services or place where one will carry out the isolation, will be in charge of the Minsa.
  • In the Affidavit, you must put the address and telephone number of the place where you will be staying while you are in isolation for 14 days. The Minsa will call you every 3 days to monitor your health status. After 14 days, monitoring ends.
  • If a guest needs to finish the quarantine before completing the 14 days, must pay and undergo an additional molecular test to rule out COVID-19 on the sixth day of the arrival in the country. 
  • If the result is negative, the health authority will grant an epidemiological discharge. Otherwise, it is required to enter mandatory isolation in the Villa Panamericana or another temporary isolation center in coordination with the health authority.
  • In the event a guest receives a positive PCR result, the guest will be transferred to a Government isolation/quarantine unit. 
  • Any unused tour feature either on air transportation or for land arrangements including but not limited to optional excursions/tours/meals, hotel accommodations and upgrades are non-refundable, non-transferable, or exchangeable.  Travelers will be responsible for any expenses incurred (i.e - flight expenses, hotel accommodation, transportation, meals, sundry expenses and more).
  • Travelers must wear a double mask, or a KN95/N95 mask (no valves) at all times on international flights and transportation within Peru. 
  • Travelers on domestic flights, using inter-provincial land transportation, or accessing public spaces must have a valid proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 molecular test result. 
 

TRAVELING WITHIN PERU:

Travelers aged 12 years and older traveling within Peru by air or land or accessing public spaces will be required to present their vaccination certification when entering commercial spaces (restaurants, malls, museums, etc.), that prove full dosage.
 

MASK REQUIREMENTS:

  • KN95/N95 masks or double masks are required in all public spaces (both open and closed spaces)
  • All travelers 2 years above are required to double mask or to wear a KN95 mask.
  • There may be a  fine for not wearing a mask in areas where it is required, not maintaining required social distancing, and/or violating the movement restrictions.
  • All travelers are responsible for bringing their own masks and hand sanitizers for personal use during the tour.
  • “We’d like to inform you that, although measures recently published by the U.S. government state face masks in U.S. airports will be optional, on LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries, face masks will remain mandatory on all flights, from boarding and during the flight, in line with the provisions in force in the countries where it operates.” – LATAM Airlines Team 
 

GENERAL MEASURES FOR THE VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU

  1. All visitors must have their protection elements.
  2. Visitors need to show their ticket, ID or passport, and a signed affidavit of health. All people must keep one meter away at all times. The minimum distance between the visitors of the same group during the tour inside Machu Picchu will be two meters. The minimum distance between groups within Machu Picchu will be twenty meters.
  3. Social distancing will be ensured following these guidelines: To board trains to Machu Picchu, the passenger will require wearing a facial protector in addition to a double mask during the entire ride.
  4. On all train services to Machu Picchu, the passenger may carry only one hand luggage (backpack, bag or briefcase) of no more than 5 kg/11 lb on the train to/from Machu Picchu.  Allowed size: 1 bag or backpack no more than 62 linear inches/ 157 cm (height + length + width).  The rest of your luggage will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco. 
 

BEFORE TRAVELING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES:

  • Effective Sunday June 12, 2022 - Travelers are no longer required to present a negative viral COVID-19 test result for the flight to the United States. Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the requirements for all air passengers arriving in the United States. *Important note: If you are unable to board your scheduled return flight to the U.S. for any reason, you will be responsible for any expenses you may incur (ie. flight expenses, hotel accommodation, transportation, meals, sundry expenses and more). Please note, Affordable World cannot be held responsible if you cannot return as scheduled and will not be responsible for any related expenses.
“As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.” - CDC

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

(51-1) 619-6911
(51-1) 619-6905

U.S. Embassy Lima
Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33
Peru
Telephone: + (51) (1) 618-2000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (51) (1) 618-2000
Fax: + (51) (1) 618-2724 
Email: LimaACS@state.gov
 
U.S. Consular Agency - Cusco
Av. El Sol 449, Suite #201
Cusco, Peru
Telephone: + (51) (84) 231-474
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (51) 984-621-369
Fax: + (51) (84) 245-102
Email: CuscoACS@state.gov 

 

 

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
PERU

(Updated June 2022) 

PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP

As you prepare to embark on your upcoming Affordable World journey, please log on to your My Affordable account and click on your trip confirmation ID to review the most up to date trip details including hotel information, flight schedules, and ticket number(s). Please make sure you have all travel documents*, passports, and necessary visas ready before you depart for your trip.

 

CHECKING IN AT THE AIRPORT

Be sure to bring your passport and a copy of your trip confirmation page as you will need to present them when checking in at the airport*. Please be advised not all airlines assign seats in advance. Some airlines assign seats at the airport during check-in. We recommend all travelers arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to the flight departure time. You will receive boarding passes at the airline counter when you check in for your flight.

*Additional documents and/or PCR tests may be required due to COVID-19. It is the responsibility of the traveler to check relevant travel advisories and/or restrictions and to obtain all necessary documents and tests prior to departure, as well as entry back into the U.S. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason in any country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa.

 

UPON ARRIVAL IN PERU

Please go through Customs and Immigrations on your own. After you pick up your luggage, exit the baggage claim area and look for the Affordable World representative holding an Affordable World flag or sign. Please wear your Affordable World badge for easy identification.

Affordable World tour guides/airport assistants will wait for arriving tour members at the airport baggage claim area for up to 90 minutes after the landing time of the tour member's flight before departing from the airport with transportation to the hotel. If for any reason a tour member does not meet the Affordable World representative within 90 minutes after the landing time of the tour member's flight, the tour member will be responsible for his or her own transportation from the airport to the hotel, along with all associated expenses.
 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS OUT

Guests flying with Latam Airlines: You will be transferred from the hotel to Cusco airport on the day of your return flight. All transfers are provided on a combined basis with other guests departing on the same flight and/or flights departing in close proximity of the time. Exact timing for the airport transfer will be info by provided by the tour guide approximately 1 day prior to the return flight date*.

Guests flying with American Airlines: Flight schedules may require you to fly back to Lima on day 6 of the tour, rather than staying overnight in Cusco. If this is the case, a short domestic flight will take you to the Peruvian capital where you will stay at the Holiday Inn Lima Airport hotel or similar before joining the next day’s scheduled return flight to the US.  An important note about Lima airport transfers on day 6 and 7 of the tour for AA guests: Transfers to/from the Lima airport and Holiday Inn Lima Airport Hotel will be by a shared airport hotel shuttle. Upon arrival at Lima airport, guests will exit the luggage collection area and proceed directly to the counter of TAXI DIRECTO and inform them that they are staying at the Holiday Inn Lima Airport Hotel, and the Taxi Directo personnel will assist with the shared shuttle transportation.  Upon check-in at the Holiday Inn Lima Airport Hotel, please notify the front desk staff of your return flight details and that you will be requiring an airport shuttle for the flight. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate time to get from the hotel to the airport in time for your flight. 

*Additional documents and/or PCR tests may be required due to COVID-19.  It is the responsibility of the traveler to check relevant travel advisories and/or restrictions and to obtain all necessary documents and tests prior to departure, as well as entry back into the U.S. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason in any country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa. 
 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS*

  • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date of your trip and have at least 2 blank pages
  • U.S Passport holders – No visa required for your stays under 183 days 
  • Non-U.S Passport holders – Please check with your local embassy or consulate for visa requirements
  • It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain a visa in a timely manner.
  • For detailed passport and entry requirements, all travelers are advised to check with their embassy or consulate
  • *Additional documents and/or PCR tests may be required due to COVID-19.  It is the responsibility of the traveler to check relevant travel advisories and/or restrictions and to obtain all necessary documents and tests prior to departure, as well as entry back into the U.S. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason in any country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa. Important note: If you test positive for Covid-19 and are denied boarding for your return flight to the US, you will be responsible for any expenses you may incur (ie. flight expenses, hotel accommodation, transportation, meals, sundry expenses and more). Please note, Affordable World cannot be held responsible if you are denied boarding for this or any other reason, and will not be responsible for any related expenses.
 

BAGGAGE

Baggage allowance for international flights varies by airlines and is subject to change at any time.  For up-to-date baggage allowance restrictions, please check with the appropriate airline for their latest regulations.  Additional baggage charges may apply. 
Important Luggage Info & Tips

  • Please keep in mind that you will be responsible for handling your own luggage throughout the trip
  • Baggage is the sole responsibility of the traveler.  We recommend using a TSA approved luggage lock and an Affordable World luggage tag (enclosed) showing the name and contact information of the owner. Baggage without a lock may be refused for transport. Consult www.tsa.gov for USA airport restrictions on baggage and TSA approved locks. 
  • When packing, please keep in mind that domestic flights and trains in Inter-South America will have less baggage allowance than the international flights. 
  • DO NOT pack medicine, valuables, and other personal necessities in checked luggage. Keep these items in your carry-on bag
  • Consider packing a change of clothing and toiletry in your carry-on bag to avoid inconvenience caused by delays or lost luggage.
  • LATAM Airlines: Cell Phone - Samsung Galaxy note 7 telephone is prohibited on board.
  • American Airlines: Cell phone - For a lithium metal battery, lithium content cannot be more than 2 grams per battery
  • Power bank mAh capacity must be clearly labeled by manufacturer on the charger
  • Please visit www.tsa.gov for USA carry on restrictions
  • With the exception of day 4 (Sacred Valley to Cusco), no porter service will be provided throughout the tour.  During the tour, please keep an eye on your personal belongings and valuables at all times. Be aware of your surroundings when going out on your own.  
  • Day 4 (Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cusco): Luggage from Sacred Valley hotel will be transferred to Cusco hotel. Travelers are only responsible to carry one bag/backpack. On all train services to Machu Picchu, the passenger may carry only one hand luggage (backpack, bag or briefcase) of no more than 5 kg/11 lb on the train to/from Machu Picchu.  Allowed size: 1 bag or backpack no more than 62 linear inches/ 157 cm (height + length + width).

Baggage Recommendations within Peru

BUS TRANSFER ACROSS THE COUNTRY

  • The passenger may take up to 20 kg of checked luggage and 5 kg in hand luggage. The excess will be allowed according to the capacity of the bus and will have an additional cost.

ON BOARD THE TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

  • Carry the same document that you presented to the agency, given that train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu will be issued with this information.
  • In all train services to Machu Picchu, the passenger may carry only hand luggage (backpack, bag or briefcase) of no more than 5 kg/ 11 lb on the train to/from Machu Picchu. You will find your luggage at the chosen hotel.
  • Allowed size: 62 linear inches 157cm (height + length + width)


CURRENCY

The currency of Peru is called Sol. As of June 2022, the exchange rate is $1 U.S dollar to 3.71 SOL. We suggest you bring a combination of cash and credit cards for your trip. Most hotels and restaurants will accept major credit cards as well as U.S dollars.


TIPPING

Please note gratuities are not included in your tour cost. They are customary and their purpose is to encourage and reward quality service. Our specialists greatly appreciate any tips you would like to give them.
Half Day Tours:

  • Local Guide: $5 per person per day
  • Driver: $1 per person per day

Full Day Tours:

  • Local Guide: $7 per person per day
  • Driver: $3 per person per day


Language

The official language in Peru is Spanish. Quechua is the second official language, and is widely spoken in the sierra (highlands). English is spoken in major cities and tourist areas.


Photography and Etiquette

  • Unless you are shooting a crowded public scene, it is considered courteous to ask permission before taking pictures of local people, especially small children. Please be respectful of local people who do not wish to be photographed.
  • Photography is not permitted at some locations, which may include government buildings, museums, art galleries, private houses, etc. These areas are usually clearly marked. Do not photograph church interiors while there is a service in progress. If in doubt, please ask.


HEALTH & MEDICAL MATTERS

Medical and vaccination requirements vary between countries and it is important you check with your family doctor or a qualified medical professional for the most up to date travel health information for the region you are visiting. * Due to the length of the trip, it is strongly advised you consult your doctor for existing medical/dental conditions before departure. It is advised to pack any prescription medicine in your carry-on hand luggage. Please make sure prescription medicine is fully labeled. It may also be useful to bring aspirin, over-the-counter medicine for the flu, indigestion, motion sickness, etc. In case of illness during the trip, please immediately notify your tour guide for assistance.
*Additional documents and/or PCR tests may be required due to COVID-19. It is the responsibility of the traveler to check relevant travel advisories and/or restrictions and to obtain all necessary documents and tests prior to departure, as well as entry back into the U.S. Affordable World is not responsible if you are denied entrance for any reason in any country, even if you hold a valid passport and entry visa.
 

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT

Peru’s electrical system operates at 220 volts, so a converter is needed to operate a normal 110-volt American appliance. Electrical appliances will also require an adapter that can change the shape of the plug prongs. It is recommended travelers bring their own voltage converter and adapter. There are three associated plug types, A, B and C. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins, plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin and type C has two round pins.
 

TIME DIFFERENCE

The time difference between major cities in North America and Peru are as below:

  • Los Angeles + 2 hours
  • New York - 1 hours
 

MEALS

Certain meals are included in Peru as per the itinerary. We regret to inform you that Affordable World is unable to confirm any special meal request as it is based on the availability of the providing restaurants, hotels, and airlines. Please note it is always advised to use only bottled or canned water. Please contact the airlines directly to place special meal requests for your flights.
 

SHOPPING

Affordable World does not assume responsibility for any items purchased at shops while on tour. You are never required to purchase any items while on tour and thus must be responsible for your own purchases. Any after sales correspondence must be between the passenger and the shop in question.
 

CLIMATE & CLOTHING:

Peru being such a geographically diverse country within the tropical belt, the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. However, it also means that there is almost invariably sunshine somewhere in Peru!
Central and Southern Regions (Lima): Two well-defined seasons, winter between April to October, Summer between November to March.
Highlands (Cusco): Two seasons, dry season between April to October, and rainy season between November to March.

Clothing

Please check www.weather.com for more detailed weather conditions closer to your departure date. It is recommended to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes and casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics. Temperatures will change as altitudes and time of day change, so it’s best to bring shorts as well as long trousers and clothing you can layer. It is also suggested to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, light hats, lightweight raincoat or poncho and mosquito repellent. Visitors are not advised to wear sleeve shirts, shorts, short skirts or short clothing when visiting religious temples or official buildings.

To learn more about general recommendations click here.
 

PERU EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

(51-1) 619-6911
(51-1) 619-6905

Our experienced staff of Peru specialists take pride in providing you with the very best in service and planning. Thank you for choosing Affordable World as your partner in travel. We are confident your trip will be happy and rewarding!

Bon Voyage!