The government published this Sunday Supreme Decree No. 069-2022-PCM, which specifies that Peruvian passengers and resident foreigners 18 years of age or older, whose final destination is the national territory regardless of the country of origin, “They must prove that they have applied the three doses of vaccination against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad”.
The rule, which modifies numeral 4.4 of article 4, on restrictions on the exercise of rights of Supreme Decree 016-2022, also specifies that minors between 12 and 17 years of age must prove that they have applied “the first and second dose of vaccination against COVID-19 in Peru or abroad”.
In the case of non-resident foreigners, whose final destination is the national territory, as passengers and regardless of the country of origin, the decree states that “they must have the vaccination according to the scheme of their country of origin”.
“If they do not have the aforementioned vaccination, they can present a negative molecular test with a result date of no more than 48 hours before boarding at their point of origin.”, it also reads.
Under 12 years old
In the case of children under 12 years of age, it is maintained that they only need to be asymptomatic to board.
It is maintained that those people who show symptoms upon arrival in the national territory enter mandatory isolation, according to regulations on the matter.
Likewise, that the National Health Authority is empowered to take diagnostic tests for COVID-19 for passengers arriving in the country, establishing complementary health measures for positive cases.
The decree published today in the Official Gazette “El Peruano” modifies numeral 4.4 of Supreme Decree 016-2022, which generally stated that Peruvians, resident foreigners and non-resident foreigners aged 12 or over, whose final destination is the national territory, as passengers and regardless of the country of origin, they must prove that they have completed, in Peru and/or abroad, their vaccination schedule against COVID-19.
The government also decided to eliminate the social distancing of one meter in the country’s airports. In this way, it is expected that air operations will recover 100%.