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Peruvian Government Announces Restart of Flights with a Duration Up to Eight Hours

The Peruvian President, Martín Vizcarra, announced on Oct. 21 in a press conference that international flights allowed to enter the country may last up to 8 hours from November, as part of the resumption of international operations that began on Oct. 5.

Vizcarra stated that the Government will be stricter with the entry of foreigners since it has taken into account that some visitors would have entered the country without the required negative COVID-19 PCR test. Otherwise, they will “immediately” be sent “back to their place of origin”.

Passengers who need to travel to Peru must present to the airlines a negative result of their COVID-19 PCR test, carried out no more than 72 hours before the trip. Likewise, passengers must also complete, within 72 hours prior to the trip, the online form “Electronic Health Statement, and commitment to isolate or quarantine the traveler”, hosted on the website of the National Superintendency of Migrations, whose objective is to carry out post-trip monitoring by the Peruvian authorities.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced the 24 new air routes, which will take us to 10 countries in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Flights to and from North America will include the cities of Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Mexico City and Cancun.

The new destinations allowed in Central America and the Caribbean will be Havana, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, San José and San Salvador.

In South America it will be able to fly to and from Cartagena, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Foz de Iguazú, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Córdoba and Tucumán.

It is important to mention that these routes are added to the 11 that currently operate since Oct. 5, which link Lima with Guayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Bogotá, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cali, Medellín, Panama City, Asunción, Montevideo and Santiago de Chile.

President Vizcarra also mentioned that this summer, citizens will be able to access the beaches of the Lima region only from Monday to Thursday, while on weekends the use of the spaces next to the beaches will only be allowed for sports activities.

The reopening of churches with a third of their capacity will be authorized from Nov., while the immobility order that governed on Sundays in some regions in the center and south of Peru will be lifted.

Despite all these modifications, President Vizcarra announced that the national curfew that governs from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. the following day will continue.

Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
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