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Peru: Flights from South Africa, Brazil, and India remain suspended

14:30 | Lima, Jul. 14.

Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has extended the suspension of flights from South Africa, Brazil, and India from July 16 to 31, 2021 as part of the sector's measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19 during the current health emergency.

This was established by Ministerial Resolution No. 685-2021-MTC/01, which was published on Wednesday in the official gazette El Peruano.

This new suspension is also part of the measures adopted in coordination with health authorities, regarding restrictions on air operations to reduce coronavirus infections.

It must be noted that the previous suspension period of flights from the above-mentioned countries ran from July 1 to 15, 2021 as stipulated by Ministerial Resolution No. 636-2021-MTC/01.

Moreover, the MTC emphasized that passengers of international flights entering Peru must present a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test.

The negative molecular test result must have be issued within 72 hours prior to departure, whereas the antigen test result must have been issued within a maximum period of 24 hours before departure.

Furthermore, passengers shall wear two face masks and fill in a Health Affidavit and Geolocation Authorization online within 72 hours prior to departure.

Children under 12 years of age and those who have had COVID-19 in the last three months are exempt from the molecular or antigen test requirement. The former will be required a medical certificate of good health and the latter shall present a medical discharge report. 

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Published: 7/14/2021
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