Peru is restarting international flights for the first time since March, when they were interrupted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country's president, Martín Vizcarra, announced the resumption of flights to the main cities of Central and South American countries - Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay - although the country remains in a state of emergency with quarantine. , at least until the end of October.

Flights to Europe could be added to the schedule soon, although many countries on the continent are now experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

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To enter Peru, the requirements are strict. Travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test performed no later than 72 hours before their flight. In addition, passengers must also sign a sworn statement agreeing to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine. When leaving the country, travelers are also required to test negative and show no symptoms.

Both face masks and face shields have to be used at airports. Stores were allowed to open in early October with 60% capacity, and restaurants can now operate at 50% capacity. Travel agencies and tour operators can restart their business, but bars and cinemas remain closed.

Major tourist spots such as Machu Picchu remain closed but could reopen for locals in the coming weeks and international visitors in November.

Peru has been hit hard by the new coronavirus pandemic and its airspace has been closed to foreigners since March 16. Domestic flights resumed in July. The Andean country records more than 660,000 cases of Covid-19 with 29,000 deaths and maintains the highest mortality rate in the world with 90.48 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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» Traveling to Peru, Europe and the US is getting more expensive
» Peru will plant 1 million trees to protect Machu Picchu
» Discover the amazing Querulpa Jurassic Park in Peru
» 8-Day Peru Itinerary: Journey through the Inca Lands

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