15:01 | Arequipa (Arequipa region), May. 20.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur)
on Thursday granted the international Safe Travels Stamp
to two tourist destinations located in Peru's southern Arequipa region. These are Arequipa City
, as well as the Colca Valley
-Canyon Destination, which are classified —as of today— as safe against COVID-19.
The awarding of the seal to these destinations is the outcome of joint efforts by Mincetur
, the private sector, as well as regional and local authorities.
In order to meet this requirement, information was gathered. Likewise, compliance with the protocols and the implementation of corrective measures were verified.
Within this framework, work meetings were held with the Technical Teams led by Arequipa's Regional Management of Foreign Trade and Tourism, local authorities, and the private sector.
Technical assistance was provided for the preparation and implementation of surveillance plans and biosafety measures at tourist attractions, as well as audits and monitoring actions.
Deputy Minister Garcia commented that this badge is the world's first for safety and hygiene —in terms of tourism— at times of COVID-19.
In this sense, she affirmed that tourism reactivation is essential; yet it must go hand-in-hand with strict respect for biosafety protocols.
As part of the commitment to receive the Safe Travels Stamp, authorities and the population must ensure compliance with the aforementioned protocols.
At the Executive-Branch level, there will be constant monitoring of safety and hygiene actions in the region.
Below are the tourist destinations which obtained the Safe Travels Stamp in Arequipa region:
1. Plaza de Armas de Arequipa
2. Museo de La Catedral
3. Monasterio de Santa Catalina
4. Complejo Turístico Mundo Alpaca
5. Casona Tristán del Pozo
6. Claustro de la Compañía
7. Iglesia de La Compañía
8. Puente Fierro
9. Iglesia La Merced
10. Museo Santuarios Andinos
11. Puente Bolognesi
12. Museo e Iglesia La Recoleta
13. Plaza Yanahuara
14. Mirador de Yanahuara
15. Parroquia de Yanahuara
16. Iglesia San Agustín
Colca Valley and Canyon
1. Mirador de los Volcanes en Patapampa
2. Centro de Interpretación de Chivay
3. Plaza de Armas Chivay
4.Templo Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
5. Plaza de Armas de Yanque
6. Mirador de Choquetico
7. Mirador Antahuilque
8. Mirador de Wayrapunko
9. Mirador Cruz del Cóndor