How to Complete Peru’s Health Affidavit
The Peruvian health affidavit must be completed 72 hours or less before you travel, and it is completed using an online form. This is a step by step guide to filling it in.
You will need to complete the entire affidavit 72 hours or less before flying, and keep a copy of it with you as you travel. PCR or Antigen tests are requirements from the airlines and not the Peruvian Government. To check whether you need a PCR test to fly contact your airline.
How to Fill in the Peruvian Health Affidavit
You can find the Peruvian health affidavit here. It is on the official migraciones website for Peru. Don’t fill the form in anywhere else- this is the official channel.
This is the page that you will be greeted with, it is the first page of the Peruvian Health affidavit and where you will select your preferred language. Select ‘English’ at the bottom for the form, or whichever your preferred language is.
Under nationality, if you are from the United States of America, you should select ‘EEUU’
This is the Peruvian way of writing USA. You should then select ‘PAS’ under ‘documents’, as this is short for ‘passport’. Put your passport number in the box labeled ‘Document Number’, and input your date of birth before clicking search. Make sure to adjust your birth year when selecting the date.
By clicking the confirm button, you will be taken to a page where you can fill out your personal information, including your destination within the country. Check with your tour company if you are not sure where your destination will be. This is an important part of completing Peru’s health affidavit so make sure to get it right.
You will then be asked to define the itinerary you will follow to your destination. This form must be filled out correctly in order to ensure that you and those traveling with you remain safe. If you are traveling with a tour company and you are not sure about the itinerary, check with your booking company and they will confirm for you.
The next step to completing Peru’s health affidavit is clarifying whether you are a resident in Peru. If you are not, then simply click ‘Extranjero No Residente’. You will be asked where you will be quarantined, but this is simply a precautionary measure and quarantining on arrival to Peru is no longer required. Your ‘Real Address’ which is talked about afterward will be the hotel, hostel, Airbnb, or bed and breakfast that you will be staying in.
In the final step of completing Peru’s health affidavit you will be asked about any symptoms that you may have. Fill this out honestly, and if you are presenting symptoms of COVID19 then it is suggested that you avoid traveling at this particular time.
You can stay up to date with what is happening with Coronavirus in Peru, and be sure to check the current travel restrictions and requirements here. If you suspect you may have contracted the virus, just want to check for safety, or you need a negative test for onward travel, find a list of recommended COVID testing facilities here.
If you are planning to travel to Peru and take advantage of the uniquely empty archeological sites (and with Machu Picchu working at just 30% capacity, who can resist?!) then you will need to complete a health affidavit. This health affidavit is designed to give you freedom around the country, and keep you and your party safe, among other travel restrictions. You should also keep a printed version of the affidavit with you at all times, with a photocopy of your passport or ID.