COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Online Affidavit of Health (Declaración Jurada de Salud) available on the National Superintendence of Immigration’s website; must be submitted within 72 hours prior to the trip
• All individuals entering Peru by air must also submit a travel pre-registration through the Pre Registro Migraciones online application intended to expedite their immigration process at Peruvian airports; the application is currently available only in android devices
• Negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure for all individuals entering and exiting Peru, or a certificate confirming COVID-19 recovery; children under the age of 12 may opt out of COVID-19 testing but must then show a medical certificate of good health
• 14-day home quarantine (or until they obtain negative results from a COVID-19 antigen test taken after arrival in Peru at the traveler’s expense)
• Individuals entering or exiting Peru will not receive a stamp in their passport; if they need a record of their exit or entry, they can download their Digital Andean Migration Card from Migraciones's website; however, due to a technical issue, the business visitor status (NEG) previously stamped in a visa-exempt foreign national’s passport is not currently being shown on the online TAM, resulting in a foreign national’s inability to demonstrate legal status to undertake business or allowable short-term technical and highly specialized activities in Peru; host companies and foreign nationals are advised to contact their immigration professional for assistance with verifying a foreign national’s business status directly at Migraciones’s office while the system issue is fixed
• The National Superintendence of Immigration (Migraciones) has resumed processing of previously-filed applications, and implemented online platforms where foreign nationals can file in-country change of status applications, resident visa renewal applications, student work permit applications, appeals, and requests for special travel permits and permits to sign documents, among others; services and processing may be delayed due to closures during the past months, implementation of the new online systems and reduced staff.
• Longer processing times for in-country change of status to Resident Visa applications should be expected:
- Government processing time is now approximately four and a half months, up from the statutory processing time of three months, due to a continued backlog
- Approximately one to two weeks after approval and registration of the Resident Worker Visa approval with Migraciones, foreign nationals can download a digital certificate that serves as their identity card (and allows employers to enroll the foreign national in payroll and foreign nationals to start work)
- However, some foreign nationals may need to submit additional biometrics in person at the discretion of immigration authorities before they can obtain their digital certificate, which may further delay the work and payroll start date by two to three weeks; foreign nationals must appear in person at the exact date and time scheduled by Migraciones; appointments cannot be rescheduled
- Foreign nationals applying for in-country change of status can submit photographs and sign the application digitally; however, foreign nationals must now retrieve their local identity card in person once it is approved (which can currently take up to three weeks, an increase from the usual one to five days).
• Suspension of consular visa applications until further notice Travel Restrictions
• Peru is gradually resuming international commercial flights; flights to and from Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, the United States, Uruguay and any European country (except the United Kingdom) are now allowed
• Suspension of flights from Brazil, South Africa, and the United Kingdom until April 15, 2021
• Entry ban until 18 April 2021, for non-residents arriving from or who have transited through Brazil, South Africa or the United Kingdom within 14 days prior to traveling to Peru
• Property visits available, only unoccupied properties with prior coordination
• Serviced apartments accepting new bookings only from self-quarantined guests
• Bookings being made virtually and apartments are available for periods of at least one month
• Some temporary accommodation providers are providing rate discounts for guests that are currently occupying the accommodation
• Schools are closed until further notice; administrative staff are working to attend to parent and potential parent information requests
• Schools are working with virtual classes; the communication is being done directly with each family
• Peru's national state of emergency and quarantine measures are extended through 31 July; mandatory nightly curfew hours in Lima (and most of the country) begin at 9:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 a.m.; the all-day Sunday curfew will continue throughout Peru during the extended state of emergency period
• Curfew hours 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
• Public transportation is operating at 75% capacity
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Normal service at present
• Sea: Normal service at present
• Normal service at present
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?