Information about COVID-19 in Peru
Update: February 15, 2022
I - FAQ about COVID-19 in Peru
1) Travelers from 12 years old must present a vaccination certificate upon arrival in Peru (last dose 14 days before arrival) or with a negative result of the PCR test (issued 48 hours before boarding the flight to Peru). Vaccination certificate: a paper of proof comes in documents must contain your ID details.
2) Travelers from the age of 12 must also complete this Health Declaration online. After completing, you can download a PDF, which you can print or save digitally; this document is an entry requirement and will be requested at the airport.
3) In addition, from January 30, 2022, everyone aged 40 and older must show proof of the third (booster) vaccination dose.
4) You will also be asked for the above-mentioned documents during your stay in Peru too (not only upon arrival). Vaccination (with booster from 40+) or a negative PCR is mandatory for national transport (flight and overland), and when entering closed spaces (restaurants, hotels, cafes, museums, etc.)
5) At the airport and during the flight you must wear two face masks. Face masks are also mandatory for national overland transport (bus, train); sometimes you need to put two facemasks or a face shield. It is mandatory to wear face masks in all public places and in closed spaces.
6) Is Peru a safe travel destination? Can I plan a trip to Peru?
Yes, you can, Peru is open for tourism again and it is slowly getting back on track. Peru has been awarded the WTTC "Safe Travels" label by the World Travel & Tourism Council. This organization recognizes the tourist destinations for safety and hygiene against the COVID-19. All tourist attractions are open and travel is back in Peru.
7) The measures in Peru change regularly. Make sure you have updated information. You can also contact the IPerú information office via WhatsApp (+51) 944 492 314 for additional information about (possible) restrictions, or check with the Peruvian consulate if in doubt. Feel free to contact our team if you have any questions about your Spanish language course in Peru during corona.
8) If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay in Peru you can call the toll free number 113, send a WhatsApp to +51-952-842-623 or send an email to email@example.com .pe. For more information about requesting a COVID-19 test through MINSA, visit this website (Spanish only): www.minsa.gob.pe/procesos_covid/
II – AMAUTA COVID-19 Protocols
At AMAUTA Spanish school we put the health, safety and security of our students and staff at the core of our protocols. We follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Ministry of Health in Peru. Our protocols include daily checks of our staff and visitors. We have regular meetings with our tour providers to ensure that they are following the correct COVID-19 procedures. All our partners follow international COVID-19 guidelines. To make you feel safe, we would like to make our specific protocols available for you*. Our objective is to ensure that protocols are in place across our school with an increased focus on health, hygiene, and physical contact reduction. We do this through standard hygiene protocols such as social distancing, face masks, and handwashing facilities on site.
*AMAUTA COVID protocols
- Workers and visitors must wear face coverings at all times
- Face coverings are required in all common areas and meeting rooms, even when 6 feet or 2 meters of distance can be maintained
- Office workers monitor customer and worker entries and exits and limit occupancy at all times to 50% of the building's maximum permitted occupancy
- Ensure separation of 6 feet or two meters or more between individuals
- Mark rooms, hallways and waiting areas to indicate 6 feet or 2 meters of separation
- Stagger work schedules and improve ventilation for enclosed spaces where possible (e.g., open doors and windows)
- Limit meeting sizes, ensure 6 feet or 2 meters of social distancing and encourage remote participation
- Stagger lunch and break times, regulating the maximum number of people in one place and ensuring at least 6 feet or 2 meters of physical distancing
- Ensure access to handwashing facilities on site, including soap and running water and encourage frequent hand washing; alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol
- Supply workers at workplace location with adequate cleaning products (e.g., sanitizer, disinfecting wipes)
- Post visible signage throughout the site to remind workers of the hygiene and safety protocols
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol will be made available at entrances and throughout the office
- Regular cleaning and sanitation of all high-touch areas such as workstations, door handles, and restrooms
Staffing and Operations
- Provide training to workers on up-to-date safety information and precautions, including hygiene and other measures aimed at reducing disease transmission, including:
- Social distancing, handwashing, proper use of face coverings
- Self-screening at home, including temperature and symptom checks
- Importance of not coming to work if ill
- When to seek medical attention if symptoms become severe
- Screen workers at each shift by ensuring the following:
- Worker is not experiencing any symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, the new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Worker has not had "close contact" with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Worker has not been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official
- Workers who fail to meet the above criteria must be sent home
- Meetings will be remote to reduce density in the office
- Workers must stay home if feeling ill
Cleaning and Disinfection
- Clean commonly touched surfaces in restrooms (e.g., toilet seats, doorknobs, stall handles, sinks, paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers) frequently
- Conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection of office
- Keep cleaning logs that include the date, time, and scope of the cleaning
- Clean shared spaces between use and supply cleaning products (e.g., sanitizer, disinfecting wipes)
- Open windows and doors to increase airflow where possible