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Latest Travel News from Peru – Covid 19

Latest Travel News Peru, June 2023 update:

Dear Travellers:

We are happy to share the continued success of tourism operations in Cusco. Since the re-opening of the Classic 4 days Inca Trail , Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain almost a full two years ago, things have been going swimmingly well. Despite the new regulations, and reduced permits for the 4, 5 and 7 day Inca Trail treks, spaces are still available for 2023 and 2024. We are excited to be your favorite travel destination once again.

***Inca Trail Permits for 2023 and 2024 are already on sale and all tour operator are accepting bookings.


  • Complete the electronic sworn health statement pre-departure
  • All travelers aged 12 and above must present their covid-19 vaccination card with the complete vaccination doses before boarding their plane.
  • Or you must show a negative PCR test issued up to 48hrs before departure.
  • children under the age of 12 should show no noticiable symptoms of Covid-19
  • If showing symptoms on arrival, you will be subject to mandatory isolation
  • double masks are mandatory in public roads and enclosed spaces. These places include places like banks, all airports, major government buildings, among others.

Is the 4-day Inca Trail OPEN?

YES, the Inca Trail 4 days is OPEN since July 2021. Right now the permits for 2023 are on sale too, Choose your operator and book it now to make memories that last a lifetime.

Is Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain OPEN?
Yes, both Mountains are OPEN already and they are ready to be booked

General Safety Protocols

With these announcements, we also want to let you know that most of the Tour Operators follow all the needed safety protocols. To guarantee an amazing and safe experience of 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!

If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call or shoot a text or voice note over Whatsapp.

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