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.
The Health Affidavit must be completed 72 hours or less before you travel.
Filling in the Peruvian Health Affidavit
You can find the affidavit here. It is on the official migraciones website for Peru.
This is the page that you will be greeted with. 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.
You will then be taken to a page where you can fill out your personal information, including your final destination in the country. Check with your tour company if you are not sure where your final destination will be, and the areas you have visited in the most recent days.
You will also 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 the company that you have booked with.
You will then be asked to clarify 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. You will still have the option to take the Antigen Test and forgo the required quarantine. This Antigen test will cost between $32-$45 and it is preferable that you pay in cash. Your ‘Real Address’ which is talked about afterward will be the hotel, hostel, Airbnb, or bed and breakfast that you will be staying in.
After you have filled in all of this information, 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 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 tests are requirements from the airlines and not the Peruvian Government. To check whether you need a PCR test to fly contact your airline.1