Latest News Travel Peru, March 15, 2021 update:

International travelers entering the country will not need to quarantine when presenting a negative PCR test and antigen test taken upon arrival (passenger will bear cost). If the test is positive, the passenger will go under mandatory isolation at the Villa Panamericana COVID-19 center in Lima, at a relative’s home or at a hotel at your own expense. Passenger can take the test upon entering the country at their own cost, which will be around 160-180 Peruvian Soles.

***Non-resident foreigners from the UK, South Africa and Brazil cannot enter the country. This measure will come into effect from March 15 through 31, 2021.

The Ministry of Exterior Commerce and Tourism announced that the government will suspend the mandatory quarantine for all international travelers entering the country. A PCR test is still required for all international travelers entering the country. However, the PCR test will not be required for internal flights within the country.

***On March 13, 2021, the Government of Peru suspended COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic air travel.


Peru has announced that Machu Picchu will be open from March 15th / 2021 to the public in general. Having limited permits per day is the first step towards returning to the great days we used to have.

*** The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N is open since March 15th as well, this option must be done ONLY by a licensed tour Operator like SAM Travel Peru.

*** All alternative treks and tours to Machu Picchu by train are available from March 15th ahead and all this options can be done by SAM Travel Peru with our best team.

Is the 4-day Inca Trail closed too?

Yes, the Inca Trail 4 days is also closed until further notice. The Ministry de Culture of Peru has not announced when the 4-day Inca Trail will reopen next.

Is Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain closed too?
Yes, both Mountain are also closed until further notice. The Ministry de Culture of Peru has not announced when the 4-day Inca Trail will reopen

***What is Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mt? They are extra hike up to the top of each mt, this can be done before or after exploring the Inca City of Machu Picchu,

General Safety Protocols

With these announcements, we also want to let you know that most of the Tour Operators are ready to operate the allowed tours with all the needed safety protocols. To guarantee an amazing but safe experience to you.

The protocols we follow:

  • All of our staff. Including guides, porters, cooks and drivers will go through a COVID19 molecular discard test before being able to work.
  • Temperature control is mandatory to both staff and passengers.
  • Hand-washing is mandatory for both our staff and clients.
  • All our guides always carry a personal first-aid kit including masks, gloves and thermometers, etc.
  • The usage of masks is mandatory to both staff and passengers.
  • Latex gloves are optional for the clients but mandatory for our staff.
  • The 1 and a half meters minimum-distance between each person will be respected and organized by our guides.
  • Our vehicles will be disinfected following the biosecurity protocols given by the Health Ministry in Peru before and after every service.
  • Inside our vehicles there will always be masks, hand sanitizer and a first-aid kit with oxygen masks, etc. in case any of our clients need them.
  • We will only use 50% of the vehicle capacity in order to respect the social distancing requirements.

Contact us!

You can contact our support team online or over the phone. However, we are urging customers whose tours may be impacted to hold off from calling our sales teams unless your tour departs before September 30. Like most countries around the world, this is a difficult time for small businesses in Peru. We are grateful for your support through this challenging time, and encourage everyone to be kind to one another while we navigate this global crisis.

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