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COVID-19 Update

Information on the latest COVID-19 news and booking policies

 

Dear Traveler:

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges it presented, we realize that it helped us to reconsider the types of adventure travel experiences we want to offer to the world.

Travelers are more conscious and selective about where they choose to go these days. That’s why it’s important for us to get closer than ever to our clients and show them
places and cultures that will ignite their imagination and reinvigorate their soul. This isn’t just hyperbole, this is who we are. We want to inspire transcendental change through adventure travel. Now, more than ever.
As 2023 approaches, we continue to optimistically look to the future of travel and offer support to our clients and adapt with the current situation based on local risk assessment, just as we’ve always done.
Health, safety, and trust are paramount to us. We are ready to welcome you to Peru!

With our best wishes,

Enrique Umbert

CEO & Co-Founder

 

 

Dear Travelers,

Good news! Peru is open to travelers with limited restrictions. Effective September, 2022 the Government of Peru has lifted the use of masks in open and closed but ventilated spaces.
What is now required to enter the country, for all travelers aged 12 years and older, is to show their COVID-19 vaccination card with the first, second doses, and the booster, otherwise, they must show a negative molecular (PCR), taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Children under 12 years old are only required to be asymptomatic to board.
In addition, all travelers must complete an electronic affidavit of health (link) and show proof prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru.
While it is not necessary to print it, it is advisable to carry a copy with you.

It is NOT mandatory to wear a mask to circulate on public roads and in enclosed but ventilated places throughout the country.
Please check our “Health and Safety” page for the most up to date information about current policies.
As Peruʻs response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Mountain Lodges of Peru is following local and state guidelines and adjusting requirements as needed.

Let us know if you have additional questions or concerns—we are here for you and looking forward to welcoming you to Peru.

All the best,

Mountain Lodges of Peru

 

 

For your information here are the latest requests for traveling to Peru:

(Most recent announcements from September 2022)

Before Your Travel to Peru

  • All travelers 12 years of age or older must show proof of booster against COVID-19 to enter the country, otherwise they must present a negative molecular test issued within 48 hours prior to boarding.
  • For domestic flights, all travelers 12 years of age or older must show proof of booster against COVID-19 prior to boarding. Travelers who are not vaccinated must present a negative molecular test issued within 48 hours prior to boarding.
  • Children under 12 years of age are only required to be asymptomatic to board either to enter the country or flight domestically.
  • For enclosed spaces, Peruvian residents 12 or older must show proof of three doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • All travelers are required to carry a passport valid for at least 6 months to travel to Peru.

Arrival in Peru

  • Quarantine is no longer required for travelers entering the country.
  • It is NOT mandatory to wear a mask to circulate on open public roads and in enclosed but ventilated places throughout the country but you are free to wear it if you wish.
  • A face shield is not required for flights and at airports.
  • All travelers 12 years of age or older using commercial transportation between provinces must show proof of booster against COVID-19. Travelers who are not vaccinated must present a negative molecular test issued within 48 hours prior to boarding.
  • MLP will hand out disposable masks throughout the trip if you decided to wear one.

Common Areas

  • Cleaning protocols are adopted to disinfect every area on an ongoing basis, with particular emphasis on high-touch and high-traffic areas, such as counters and front desk, door handles, public bathrooms and room keys, among others.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout hotels and lodges, especially in high traffic areas.
  • Public areas have been reorganized according to new maximum capacity requirements. The spaces are duly signposted in compliance with the social distancing requirements.
  • Transparent screens or other physical barriers will be installed in spaces such as front desk, bar or restaurant areas when necessary.
  • Public access restrooms are cleaned according to protocols.

Our Guests

  • Non-contact greetings to practice physical distancing (6 feet or 1.8 meters).
  • We minimize high-touch physical areas and take extreme precautions when exchanging items between guests and staff (check-in, room key, payment, amenities, etc.)
  • We have installed gel alcohol disinfection stations in public areas, as well as sinks and soap in strategic areas.
  • All guests and team members should wash their hands frequently.

Rooms

  • Implementation of strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols for all rooms before guest’s arrival and after their departure. Non-essential, high- touch items were removed.
  • Culinary staff is being re-trained in safe food handling and preparation, and hygiene protocols are being reinforced.
  • We have expanded meal times to allow for less crowding in breakfast and dining rooms.
  • Meal times will be as follows: Breakfast from 7 – 9 AM, Lunch from 1 – 3 PM and Dinner from 7 – 8.30 PM.
  • We have created tailored options for groups and have made private spaces available.
  • We encourage contactless payment for all services as much as possible.

Our Staff

  • Our team members have taken additional training in compliance with the requirements of competent authorities on COVID-19 and safety and disinfection protocols.
  • Guides and staff are routinely checked with antigen tests to ensure their health and that of our guests.
  • Every team member of the hotel or lodge will use the required mask and personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of their uniform.
  • All staff and guests must maintain a distance of 6 feet (1.8 meters). When not possible, protective equipment will be required for the staff.
  • We have released an internal protocol regulating the use of face masks only if necessary, frequent and proactive temperature checks, and a disinfection process for all staff members entering work premises. We will be monitoring carefully any symptoms related to COVID-19 on a daily basis. If there is the slightest suspicion of the virus, he/she will be sent to testing immediately and the health protocol will be placed in effect.
  • All staff members have access to hand washing and hand sanitizing, disinfecting products and protective equipment before they perform their tasks.
  • There will be designated areas to check the temperature of team members and suppliers, in a discreet and non-invasive manner.
  • A briefing on safety and health measures will be given to all guests before each activity.
  • Guests, guides and drivers are required by law to wear a mask while in vehicles, trains and any form of transportation.
  • All tours and activities will be offered in a private format and/or in smaller groups, when possible, and as required.
  • For small group activities, safe distancing will be implemented between guests and staff.
  • All equipment will be disinfected after each use.
  • The reception area will coordinate with the passengers and guides for any activities/tours.
  • The guide must maintain at least 6 feet or 1.8 meters of social distancing at all times.
  • Third party suppliers and other service providers must comply with Mountain Lodges of Peru hygiene/safety standards.

Transportation

  • All drivers have received detailed training on physical distancing practices.
  • Drivers, guides and guests are required by law to wear a mask at all times while in a vehicle or on trains.
  • All vehicles will be disinfected between trips.
  • All vehicles will have alcohol gel available for our guests’ use.
  • Larger vehicles are used for private transportation and guests must sit in the rear seats of the vehicles, to allow the recommended distance from drivers – Drivers are responsible for sanitizing vehicles between uses according to specific guidelines and training.
  • Fan settings are configured not to recirculate air inside the vehicle – Masks are available for drivers and guests.
  • When loading luggage into vehicles, drivers follow hand hygiene protocols

These health and safety measures will be reviewed and updated regularly by MLP as needed in compliance with Peruvian Ministry of Health’s requirements to ensure our guests the best possible experience.