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Coronavirus in Peru: Positive facts and usefull information

Updated: March 12, 2020

If you are worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19) during your trip to Peru, here you will find useful information and tips for you don’t get worried about this issue that is hard to ignore.

So far, there are 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Peru, of which, none are in the city of Cusco yet, where additional hygiene measures have been implemented to help prevent the spread of this virus.

Just to understand what is Coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China.

We at TOUR IN PERU, take care and guarantee the health and safety of all our clients, equipment and people involved with our company. Of course, we understand your travel concerns, that’s why we are in constant contact with Prom Peru and we are aware of the local authorities, to make sure we have all the updated information and the necessary tools to guarantee that your trip to Peru is safe and pleasant. So if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Obligatory domestic quarantine for arrivals to Peru from China, Italy, France, and Spain

The President of Peru announced “citizens” arriving from China, France, Italy or Spain will have to go into 14 days domestic quarantine. However, it has been unclear if this only applies to return Peruvian nationals. Or includes tourists which would be disastrous for the industry. The tourist associations are trying to get a straight answer from the government to clarify this point.

Peru is not the only country to implement quarantines. Colombia, Chile, and Argentina have all done the same, with Argentina including anyone traveling from the US. Kuwait and India have banned all visitors from entering completely.

Four reasons the Coronavirus should NOT stop you traveling to Peru

1. Machu Picchu and the rest of Peru will be more peaceful.

There is no doubt about it. Tourism numbers will inadvertently drop in Peru, as they will around the world due to the coronavirus. Therefore, if you do choose to still go to Machu Picchu and Peru, you will benefit by sharing with fewer other tourists than usual. In a challenging time when over-tourism has been an increasing issue at Machu Picchu and other desired places around, perhaps 2020 is the year where you can escape this.

You may be able to get spaces in hotels, trains, boats, etc. that are usually sold out. This is ideal if you had a particular hotel in mind and are planning on traveling in the high season. Every cloud has a silver lining.

2. You may never obtain another chance to explore Peru.

Life is unpredictable. While many in the UK and US, Australia, Canada, etc. also have such distractions. While you may be financially and physically healthy enough to travel to Peru right now, perhaps you may not be in a year’s time. And if you merely postpone your overseas trip, then it may never happen, you just never know what lies around the corner.

As one would expect, it can work the other way too. While you may be financially and physically healthy enough to travel to Peru right now, perhaps you may not be in a year’s time. But it bears reflecting about.

3. Traveling to Peru is safer than merely staying at home?

Surely you are coming into contact with fewer people out here, exploring the fresh air of Peru than if you are riding the tube or bus to work each day in the UK or US? Or if you are sitting in an air-conditioned office in close proximity to many other people with not a drop of fresh air insight for eight or more hours per day?

The US and UK have more cases of the coronavirus than Peru. You can see more about the current state of the coronavirus in Peru here.

World Health Organisation Advice about international travel and coronavirus, it’s well worth reading. They, after all, are the experts. Their advice seems very sensible and presents a refreshing contrast to some of the negative media coverage.

4. Visiting Peru is better for you than sitting at home?

Locked in a dismal room too scared to come out sitting feeling anxious, stressed and miserable about something that may never happen. It’s simply not good for your health. Nor is the constant flow of defective news about the coronavirus trickling through your mobile phone, computer, television, radio, and newspapers. Psychologists are already talking about ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety.

Here some easy ways to stay healthy during your trip:

Prevent:  Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • After coughing or sneezing.
  • Before eating.
  • After using the bathroom.

Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based gel.

Protect:

  • When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow
  • Use a tissue when coughing and throw it away.
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.
  • If you would like to use a mask, request went to our staff.

Inform:

  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with our staff on the tour.
  • We want your holiday with us to be as relaxed as possible so if you do have any questions or inquiries please do not hesitate to contact our staff.

It’s always recommended to get informed about your safety and security if you are planning to travel, but the decision is up to you, so please consider your current state of personal health and age just in case.

Also, in case you feel the need to change your travel dates, we are willing to offer you alternatives, so if you are planning a trip at the end of the year or in 2021, please note that this situation is temporary and there is no reason not to do so.

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