Machu Picchu Inc. carefully follows the Biosecurity protocols approved by the Ministry of Health of Peru. We also own the most important operational certifications and protocols that guarantee safe journeys to all our guests.

In the next guidelines you will find our protocols that are followed while providing services to all our guest.

Travel Protocols


• Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-residents foreigners aged 12 years and over whose destination is Peru, as passengers and regardless of the country of origin, they must certify having completed the dose of vaccine against COVID-19, fourteen (14) days before boarding your flight to Peru, OR, they can present proof of a negative PCR test result (within 72 hours before boarding the flight to Peru). Attach laboratory result (PDF or image format). HOWEVER, since the vaccine certificate is now mandatory to be shown before entering closes spaces and to avoid multiple covid tests, while on the destination, it is highly suggested travelers arrive with the Vaccine certificate.

• Children under 12 years old are not required to show negative PCR tests to enter Peru. However, they must present a medical certificate stating that they are in good health condition.

• Fill out the online “Health Affidavit form” (72 hours before the flight) and the “Online pre-register” in the Migration Application (48 hours before the flight). This last one is an App that shall be downloaded into your mobile phone from the Play store. Kindly notice that Peru Migration department has suspended the Use of Passport Stamps. If you are traveling, be aware that while your passport will not be stamped, a digital record of your arrival or departure will still be created.

• Both aforementioned documents must be kept as they can also be requested in Peruvian territory.

• The entry of non-resident passengers from South Africa and Botsuana, or who have made a stopover in said countries in the last 14 days is suspended.

• Quarantine time is canceled for travelers entering the country except for Peruvians and foreign residents coming from South Africa or anyone who have made a stopover in that country, who must carry out a mandatory quarantine at their home, accommodation or other temporary isolation center for 14 days counting from the day of arrival in Peru.

• Passengers on international flights must notify the health authorities of their jurisdiction if they present symptoms, within 14 days of their arrival in the country. If a suspicious case is identified, the passenger must go on mandatory isolation for 14 days with monitoring of the Health Ministry.

• Before entering closes places, such as restaurants, malls, museums, trains, airplanes, buses, etc., all passengers aged 18 or older, must show a vaccination card with the completed required doses. Otherwise, they will not be able to access to such places, thus not able to continue with the travel program.

• The use of a KN95 face mask is mandatory throughout the country or, instead, the use of double masking with a 3-layer surgical mask along with a cloth mask in closed places.

• Passengers over 12 years of age, will be required to present their vaccination certificate, with full dosage, to board domestic flights.

• As of January 23, passengers over 50 years of age, will be required to present their vaccination certificate of a booster shot (third shot).

• If the traveler does not have a vaccination certificate with the complete doses corresponding to their age group, they will have to present a negative molecular test result (PCR), issued within 48 hours prior to boarding.

•The use of double face mask is mandatory during the flight, also every passenger must always carry a disposable surgical mask, besides presenting your identity card and passport (in case of international flights), boarding pass (printed or electronic) or flight reservation.

• Failure to use a mask or the instructions given by the airlines, the airport, or others, may lead to the cancellation of the boarding or cause to reject the passenger's boarding to Peru.

• Lima and Cusco now are under “High alert level” so, curfew is from 11:00pm till 04:00am next day, from Mondays to Sundays.

• The population is reminded constantly of the importance of hand washing, avoiding crowds, and maintaining social distance.


• No further testing will be needed upon arrival to Peru, now you are ready to travel!

• Wearing double face mask is mandatory while in Peru. KN-95 mask, or double facemasks are now required to enter many establishments, including shopping centers, markets, supermarkets, department stores, and other crowded places.


• Passengers will enter the airport alone unless they need assistance.

• The use of a double face mask is mandatory at the airport.

• Boarding and disembarking procedures will respect a social distance of 1 meter (3 feet).

• Check-in 3h prior for international flights and 2h prior for national flights.

• Respect social distancing always.

• Hands and shoes disinfection are recommended; you will find the necessary implements within the airport.


• Passengers passing through Perú in connection flights must present the negative molecular test or the vaccine certification if the destination country demands it.

• Passengers in connection flights must always wear a face mask as required by the carrier.

• The Government of Peru suspended COVID-19 testing requirements for domestic air travel. However, the Vaccine certificate must be shown before boarding the domestic flights.


Staff and vehicle

• Social distance of 1 meter (3 feet) whenever possible.

• All staff members will wear double masks, or one KN-94 mask.

• Strict hygiene measures are carried out in accordance with our protocols of the Ministry of Health.

• The health status of staff and guests will be regularly monitored.

• Guides and vehicles will be provided with cleaning and disinfection supplies to ensure a clean environment.

• The transport unit’s capacity will be 50%.

• Hand sanitizers will be available in all vehicles.

During the Tour

• Travel materials such as brochures, maps, etc., will be delivered virtually whenever possible.

• Staff and suppliers are trained with all the safety measures to follow during the tours.

• Guides and vehicles will be provided with cleaning materials.

• The reduced capacity in closed spaces will be respected (50% of its total capacity): museums, cultural centers and galleries, restaurants, banks, and other activities.

• The protocols of outdoor spaces will be respected: protected natural areas, botanical gardens, monuments, archaeological areas, open-air museums, and zoos. (50% of its total capacity).

Food & Beverage

• Different mealtimes will be implemented.

• Food hygiene protocols in restaurants, and food and beverage services, will be reinforced.

• All meals will be served at guest tables, without buffets.


• We will ensure that our providers comply with the health protocols established by the government.

• We will be aware of changes in supplier protocols to update them in the provided matrix.


Visits Shifts

• There are 7 shifts to visit the citadel. Machu Picchu citadel is open from 06:00am till 5:30pm
(People per shift: (Shift 1 to 7) 200

Basic measures

• Social distancing must be always kept. Wearing double face masks is mandatory. The use of a KN95 face mask is mandatory throughout the country or, instead, the use of double masking with a 3-layer surgical mask along with a cloth mask in closed places.

Groups allowance

• The groups allowed will be 08 people per guide.

Inka Trail

• The 4D/3N Inka Trail will allow 250 people daily, in groups of 8 people per guide.

• The 2D/1N Inka Trail will allow 150 people daily, in groups of 8 people per guide.


• The use of a face shield is required on the train and on the bus up and down to Machu Picchu.

• The buses and trains to Machu Picchu operate at 100%.


Understanding that American citizens travelling back to USA are required to have a Covid test, please notice that Peru can test for COVID-19 in country. Private hospitals and laboratories as well as the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) are administering tests. The cost of the test will be covered by the same passenger.

Issued on January 17, 2022