COVID PERU - 2021 Traveler Information


(Updated JULY, 2021)

We are so happy to announce that tourism is back in Cusco and we are happily back in the mountains hiking to Machu Picchu again. On July 15, 2021, when the government opens the Inca Trail back up to tourists, we will officially be on every route we offer. Despite the government reducing the amount of permits available for the 4, 5 and 7 day Inca Trail treks, there are spaces available for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. We are so excited to welcome everyone back to our wonderful country.


Preparing a trip in times of COVID requires special care, so here are some recommendations for your visit to Peru. Remember that, without these first requirements, your trip may be harmed.

  • Consult our website ITEP Travel or the WhatsApp ITEP Travel to carry out your procedures.
  • Contact with us to reschedule your trek. Here
  • Travel light and avoid delays.
  • Do not forget to wear your facemask and face shield at all times.
  • If you have any symptom related to COVID-19 or physical discomfort, do not go to the trek.
  • Every passenger must have a negative RT-PCR test result in Real-time. The RT-PCR test, antigen test or the medical certificate of epidemiological discharge cannot be more than 72 hours old. Attach lab result (PDF format or image). Regarding children (under 12 years old), it is only required that they have a medical certificate of good health.
  • The “Health Electronic Sworn Statement, and commitment to carry out the traveler’s isolation or quarantine”, which can be found in the National Superintendence of Migrations webpage.
  • Non-resident foreigners coming from or having made stopovers (the last 14 calendar days) from Brazil, India and South Africa will not be allowed to enter the country (the rule is in force until August 22, 2021). Exceptions dictated by the Government apply.


Welcome to Peru! Now that you are in our country, we suggest you to follow all the protocols and respect the sanitary measures to facilitate your transit and ensure the welfare of all.

  • Every passenger must carry a disposable surgical mask at all times, face shield or safety glasses.
  • All passengers must show their identity card. Preferably in a digital way.
  • You must not present symptoms of COVID-19, if so, you will not be able to travel.
  • You must not be in isolation period.
  • Comply with the requirements of the country of destination.
  • The body temperature will be taken at the entrance of the tourist transport. Passengers with temperature higher than 38°C will not enter.


May I trek if I feel sick?

If you have any symptom related to Covid-19 or physical discomfort, you cannot go to the trek. Entry for passengers with body temperature higher than 38°C will not be allowed. You must contact us to reschedule your trek.

How to book my preferred Inca Trail Tour dates?

All 2021 AND 2022 Inca Trail Treks are open now for reservations.
Choose the best date based on your schedule. However, we encourage you to choose dates and book them if you plan to book during high season. This is because Inca Trail permits sell out quickly for the most popular dates as soon as the government releases permits. This is proving true even in 2021 with new protocols for travelers in Peru.

We will update this page with relevant information as often as needed with any new information that comes out from Peru’s government about travel in Peru.

The Peruvian State has decreed curfews. Depending on the level of risk in the region, this may vary, find out the hours allowed for transit here.

Reservations are Open for ALL 2021 & 2022 Treks!

All treks and tours are open for reservations for 2021 and 2022. If you haven’t already rebooked your trek from when the Inca Trail was closed, please contact us so we can reserve a new date. You may reschedule anytime this year or next. Contact us for help with this.