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Friday July 03, 2020
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Peru: Post-Quarantine Life during Corona pandemic. After 107 days of a strict and rigid nationwide quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic that began on March 15, 2020 and ended on June 30, 2020, many regions in Peru are now enjoying some more ease and freedom. Cusco is one of those regions. Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, San Martín, Madre de Dios and Áncash are still currently under a mandatory quarantine because their COVID-19 cases are still increasing.
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Breaking News! Peruvian Llama Antibodies Could Help Beat COVID-19

Monday May 11, 2020
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According to scientists from the United States, Belgium and Chile, South American camelids, like the llama, alpaca, guanaco and vicuña in Peru all have antibodies that have been highly effective in preventing the coronavirus.

These mammals come from the same genetic roots and they produce very similar immune system antibodies. For example, when llamas’ immune systems detect bacteria and viruses, these animals (and other camelids) produce two types of antibodies (more…)

Coronavirus in Peru

Wednesday April 08, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS IN PERU —- As in most countries across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rapidly evolving situation, with new cases, deaths, policies, government ordinances, closings and cancellations happening almost everyday. In this blog, will keep you updated with the most accurate information about the progression of the corona pandemic in Peru to help you stay informed.

LAST UPDATE JULY 1, 2020

Today at 4.a.m the quarantine in Peru came to a close in Cusco and in most of the country, with exception of Arequipa, Ica and five other regions.  For more information about Post-quarantine life in Peru after the Corona outbreak, continue to read our next blog, which we will update regularly.

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All About Coronavirus Prevention in Peru

Friday March 06, 2020
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Current Situation Corona Virus in Peru

**UPDATE March 13th

All about Coronavirus prevention in Peru — 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. For more information about 107 days of Quarantine in Peru, or about life after the quarantine, please read our other articles.

**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 (more…)

Landslide Cusco area and Machu Picchu Treks Closings

Thursday February 27, 2020
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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…)

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