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Friday March 06, 2020
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Current Situation Corona Virus in Peru

**UPDATE March 13th

The Peruvian Government on Thursday night agreed to suspend the arrival of flights from Europe and Asia to strengthen the measures aimed at preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading in Peru.

**UPDATE March 12th

A special protocol was applied to passengers from Italy, Spain, France, Japan and China, including a forced self-quarantine of 14 days for everyone arriving in planes from those countries. To prevent the spread of the virus in Peru, passengers arriving from these countries are taken directly to special boarding lounges with health-care and immigration services

The President of Peru postponed the start of classes in all public and private schools to March 30, and a budget of 100 million soles has been designated to the Ministry of Health to strengthen prevention systems.

67% of Peruvians are very concerned that the coronavirus is already in the country, according to surveys conducted by Activa at the national level between March 6 and 9 of this year. 79% of Peruvians strongly agree or agree that massive events such as concerts, soccer games, fairs, among others, should be cancelled. Likewise, 43% of Peruvians have been frequenting fewer places with a high influx of people

UPDATE 6 March, 2020

On March 6, 2020, The President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus in Peru. The patient is a 25-year-old who had traveled in Europe including Spain and France. As of March 6, there have been no confirmed deaths.

March 5, 2020

Here is some good news for our travelers from Peru: so far, out of 107 COVID-19 samples that have been tested in Peru, all came back negative, according to Omar Trujillo (more…)

Latest Travel News

Landslide Cusco area and Machu Picchu Treks Closings

Thursday February 27, 2020
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Breaking News

Landslide Cusco – The Regional Council of Cusco declared a state of emergency on Monday, February 24th in the Santa Teresa district, located in La Convencion province, after a massive landslide on Sunday February 23rd in the afternoon left at least several people dead, twenty missing, 300 homes destroyed and four bridges damaged.

The event was caused by heavy rain and a glacial collapse on the Salkantay Mountain. This hypothesis was proposed by Oscar Vilca Gómez who is a specialist in Hydrology and Glaciology. (more…)

Protected area destinations to visit in Peru

Thursday February 20, 2020
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There are several National Parks in Peru that are well worth a visit. Those natural areas are highly recommended opportunities to visit especially if you want to be surrounded by sacred energy. Below you can find five beautiful places that are worth to visit if you strive to be in nature.

Paracas National Reserve

Location: Paracas (Ica region)

Paracas is in the Ica region where you can’t only find amazing marine life but you can learn about the history and look for unforgettable adventures as well. (more…)

National Geographic: Machu Picchu one of most important archaeological sites

Thursday February 20, 2020
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The worldwide renowned magazine, National Geographic Traveler has ranked Machu Picchu as one of the must-see destinations worldwide. It also highlights the mystery about the place that stays unsolved.

The enigma of the usefulness of the stone construction has carried on, and the extraordinary location of Machu Picchu contributes to the global guesses.

Academics are still trying to reveal more evidence to the mysteries hidden in the Andes. Machu Picchu seems to lie in the middle of a network of connected sites and trails. (more…)

Peru’s Amazonia & northern beaches promoted in Luxembourg

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The stunning beaches in northern Peru and Amazonia were advertised at Vakanz, the tourism fair in Luxembourg, where 30,000 people attended, and 200 exhibitors participated from all over the world.

PromPeru, the Exports and Tourism Board, promoted tourist attractions in Peru, specifically the Amazonia and the beaches in the north.

Lex Delles, the Minister of Tourism in Luxembourg, also participated at the fair and tasted traditional Peruvian dishes and Pisco, Peru’s national drink.

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Peru’s safe tourism strategy wins award in Spain

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The “Safe Strategy” for visiting Peru wins an award in Spain.

Peru’s “Safe Tourism” national strategy improved by Mincetur (the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism) gained the Travellers Awards in Spain due to its superiority to assuring tourists a safe journey in Peru.

Periodista Digital, the Spanish media outlet granted the prize and handed it to Edgar Vasquez, the foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, who participated in Madrid at FITUR 2020 (more…)

Puno expects 60,000 tourists during Candelaria festivity

Thursday January 30, 2020
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The region of Puno is prepared to celebrate the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. It is one of the most fascinating celebrations in Peru.

The leading day of the Candelaria Festival is the 2nd of February, but the activities continue until the middle of the month.

In the meanwhile, the festival will feature a lot of dancers and musicians in fancy clothes.

The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism believes that Puno will receive more than 60.000 visitors who will participate in the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. (more…)

Peru: 4.4 Million Tourists in 2019

Thursday January 30, 2020
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Peru increased the number of tourists in the year 2019 by %, but still desiring for new markets Canatur (National Chamber of Tourism) announced the limited airport capacity as one of the obstacles for an increase.

Even though it is a small improvement, this 1% boost is powerful compared to the other countries in the region. For example, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil suffered a loss in tourists.

Canatur argues that the capacity of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima holds back a possible increase since four international airlines desire to set up new routes to Peru. (more…)

Forbes: Machu Picchu perfect destination to visit in 2020

Thursday January 30, 2020
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According to Forbes, Machu Picchu is included in the world’s perfect destinations to visit in 2020.

On the 39th anniversary of Machu Picchu the old Inca town keeps attracting more and more tourists, which made it one of the Seven New Wonders in 2007. Forbes, the world-wide known magazine, also included Machu Picchu in their list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020.

The list includes other six Latin American sites as well: Bariloche and Mendoza in Argentina, Atacama and Vira Vira in Chile, as well as Cabo San Lucas and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. (more…)

New access routes to Peru’s Machu Picchu in 2020

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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New access routes to Machu Picchu available from 2020

In 2020, the work to make Peru’s most renowned destination, Machu Picchu more reachable will begin by constructing new routes. Peru hopes that it will support the development of new tourist attractions as well.

The main path will cross the Amazon passing over the Intihuatana community in San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor and Puente Ruinas leading up to the Machu Picchu Town or Aguas Calientes.

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Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Monday December 23, 2019
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Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Is Machu Picchu closing in 2020? The exact origin of the rumour that Machu Picchu is closing is unclear. However, it seems that two events sustain it. The first is the annual temporary closure of the Inca Trail. And the second is Machu Picchu’s recent inscription on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

Inca trail closure

The Inca Trail, the iconic trek to Machu Picchu, closes each year in February for maintenance. The popular Machu Picchu trek, with approximately 25.000 hikers (more…)

Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Peru’s popularity among travellers from all over the world continues to grow.

Last week, Peru’s tourist highlight Machu Picchu and New World Wonder was chosen as top destination by AFAR in their list Best Destinations to go in 2020

Machu Picchu was listed on the sub-list Best UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with El Alhambra (Spain), Eastern Island (Chile) and Teotihuacán in Mexico and now ranks first as ‘top place to go’, thanks to more than 100,000 votes! (more…)

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