18:01 | Callao (Callao region), Jul. 13.
Peru's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has handed over the Safe Travels Stamp
—bestowed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
— to Callao Destination, which includes the districts of Callao and La Punta.
Thus, the main port of entry for visitors to Peru has been recognized as a destination that complies with all the safety measures for COVID-19, in order to protect tourists and tourism service providers operating in this important area of the country.
The ceremony was attended by local authorities and business people in the tourism sector.
"With great enthusiasm, we grant this important recognition to Callao region, which will contribute to the responsible and safe restart of tourism, as the conditions for its reactivation are generated and promoted," Carbajal stated.
"Callao is the first image (of the country) that visitors see and, as such, we must ensure their safety and that of all of us," she added.
noted that the receipt of this stamp is the result of collaborative efforts made by public and private agents in the region to promote the resumption of tourist activities.
To obtain the Safe Travels Stamp, Callao' regional authorities had to submit a formal evaluation request to Mincetur.
Afterwards, virtual and field working meetings were held and sectoral health protocols were implemented through surveillance plans or COVID-19 prevention documents.
In addition, tourism service providers had to undergo audits, as well as checks of cleaning, disinfection, and waste management, to verify that they comply with the protocols established by the Government.
As part of the commitment to receive the Safe Travels Stamp, authorities and the population must ensure compliance with the aforementioned protocols. Besides, at the Executive-Branch level, there will be constant monitoring of safety and hygiene actions in the region.
Below are the tourist circuits that have been classified as safe for tourists at times of COVID-19:
- Real Felipe Fortress
- Grau Plaza
- Galvez Plaza
- Monumental Callao area
- Matriz Church
- Abtao Naval Submarine Museum
- Palomino Island
- San Lorenzo Island
- Neighborhood of Chucuito
- La Punta's Main Square
- Wiesse Pier
- Santa Rosa (Saint Rose) Plaza
It features eight representative restaurants from Callao region.