Peru further lifts restrictions on international air traffic

Johanna Koyser
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In March, commercial air traffic in Peru came to a complete standstill, as in almost all countries worldwide. Meanwhile, travel restrictions were introduced in the country. These prohibited the resumption of passenger flights for a long time. While other countries were already allowing passengers to fly from A to B, it was not until July that a small number of domestic flights resumed. But gradually the situation in Peru also eased.

On 5 October, the first international flights took off again from Peru after a break of several months. The destinations were all in South America. Therefore, passengers could finally fly to Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay. For three days now, the country has been opening up more and more. From 1 November, flights will be permitted to other international destinations such as Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Miami. In addition, all air traffic to cities in Brazil, Argentina and El Salvador will be allowed again. Due to the recent lifting of air traffic restrictions, the Peruvian government expects up to 56,000 passengers in the next few days.

Of course, caution is still required when travelling. For example, all passengers wishing to travel to Peru must be able to prove a negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours. Nevertheless, this is great news for international air traffic, which is opening up again and again. 

Picture © Lima Airport

by Johanna Koyser

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