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All About Coronavirus Prevention in Peru

Friday March 06, 2020

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…)

6 million Peruvians will benefit from natural gas by 2021

Wednesday December 04, 2019

6 million Peruvians will benefit from natural gas by 2021

The Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines, Juan Carlos Liu, declared that 6 million Peruvians will benefit from the natural gas service for residential use by 2021.

“4 million Peruvians throughout the country already have the natural gas service. Our objective for 2021 is to provide this cheap gas service for 6 million citizens,” he declared.

Minister Liu and President Martin Vizcarra visited the Carabayllo district to attend the ceremony of natural gas connection for the 900.000th beneficiary (more…)

Barranco: Lima’s coolest neighborhood

Friday September 27, 2019

The Barranco district of Lima, Peru has legitimate “cool” status. Time Out Magazine, based in England, has listed Barranco in the top 30 coolest neighborhoods. Time Out is a magazine that ranks countries in all different categories. From the most romantic cities, the best cocktails in the world, to the worlds wildest and cheapest party cities. Time Out does a lot of ranking, and Barranco has certainly caught their eye.


Unique experience in Lima: dinner in the sky!

Thursday January 24, 2019

Unique experience in Lima: dinner in the sky!

With an investment of US $ 1.5 million, today the exclusive “Dinner In the Sky” will start to operate in Peru! This is the time a restaurant in Peru to offer its services on a platform in the air. The platform is located in Mamacona, district of Lurín (Lima), will be inaugurated on January 25th.

The experience of dining 45 meters high an elevated outdoor platform, arrived in Peru thanks to the initiative of businessman Edgard Reaño and the Belgian franchise “Dinner in the Sky”, present in 70 countries of the world, including Brazil and Mexico. (more…)

Robert de Niro visits Cusco and Machu Picchu

Monday January 14, 2019

Robert de Niro visits Cusco and Machu Picchu

The famous actor Robert De Niro arrived in the beautiful city of Cusco yesterday with the intention to visit the famed Inca citadel Machu Picchu De Niro arrived last Saturday on a private plane for the Peruvian Capital Lima.

The Hollywood left the airport in an SUV that took him to a hotel in the imperial city of Cusco. One of these days De Niro is expected to explore Peru’s top attraction, the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu —a must-see when visiting. Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain” in the Inca language Quechua. (more…)

Peru’s 3rd biggest Sector Regarding Income Is the Tourism Industry

Friday December 14, 2018

Peru’s 3rd biggest Sector Regarding Income Is the Tourism Industry

The ever-growing tourism industry in Peru has secured a good position. Not only is it one of the biggest sectors when it comes to both direct and indirect employment, but it is also of high importance when it comes to revenue. This has been announced by the president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) Yolanda Torriani.

The sector, with 1.3 million workers, is good to employ nearly 8% of all of the Economically Active Population (EAP). In other words, for every twelve working people (more…)

Lima-based Maido Best Restaurant Latin America

Thursday November 15, 2018

Lima-based Maido Best Restaurant Latin America

Peru’s famous restaurant Maido is chosen as the best restaurant in Latin America for the second time in a row. This restaurant, located in Lima, combines traditional Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influences. Naturally, this means that Maido is also the best restaurant of the old Inca country.

This has been announced in the Colombian capital Bogota on 6 November. Significant chefs, restaurant owners, food bloggers, journalists and famous sommeliers were among the attendees of the event. (more…)

Airport Lima will grow to receive 40 million passengers by 2030

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Airport Lima will grow to receive 40 million passengers by 2030

Jorge Chavez International Airport, based in the Peruvian capital Lima, is expected to welcome 40 million tourists by the year 2030. This rapid increase of arrivals at the airport is due to the extensive expansion works, which will be finished next decennium. This has just been announced by the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia.

However, Valencia stresses that the growth of flights to Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport should be well-structured to be a success. (more…)

Flight Qatar Airways of to Lima will boost the number of Chinese arrivals

Friday October 26, 2018

Flight Qatar Airways of to Lima will boost the number of Chinese arrivals

The head of the National Chamber for Tourism (Canatur), has calculated that operations of Qatar Airways in Peru would have very positive effects on the local economy. If Qatar Airways starts flying to the capital Lima, the number of Chinese tourist arrivals will rise by a whopping 30%. The entry of wealthy Chinese tourists would offer opportunities to various destinations of Peru.

This is why the direction of Canatur stresses the importance of an agreement between Peru and oil-state Qatar. (more…)

First ‘Peru Travel Fair’ huge success

Friday October 26, 2018

First ‘Peru Travel Fair’ huge success

The first Peru Travel Fail, which is organized by the National Chamber of Tourism, or Canatur, was a huge success. More than 120 tourism companies from all over the country have participated in this event, which celebrates tourism all over Peru.

The event was held in the Peruvian capital Lima on the 17th of October. Before the fair, it was expected that the event would generate nearly 2 million Peruvian Soles (which is approximately 600.000 US Dollars) because of the business deals that would be made. This goal was reached easily (more…)

Peruvian Building Wins Prize Best Architecture In The Americas

Friday October 26, 2018

Peruvian Building Wins Prize Best Architecture In The Americas

The E Building of the University of Piura has been chosen as the Best Architecture in the Americas. To wit, the building won the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize of 2018.

The annual winner gets chosen by the American Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago. This educational institute employs various architecture experts and educates students to become prominent in this profession.

The winning building from the University of Piura (more…)

Larco Museum Lima one of the best 25 museums worldwide!

Friday October 05, 2018

Larco Museum Lima one of the best 25 museums worldwide!

Lima’s Larco Museum has been chosen as one of the best museums in the world in a list released by the biggest traveling site in the world Tripadvisor. The museum listed 20th on the list, which contains a total of 25 museums all around the world; two places higher than last year.

The Larco Museum is the first Peruvian site ever included in the ranking. Tripadvisor praises the museum for being more than just an exposition of various kinds of ceramics. The Director of the Larco Museum (more…)

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