January 23, 2022

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Eight-hour international flights will be allowed from November in Peru

The President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, announced today that since November international flights that last eight hours will be allowed, thus expanding the current coverage of four hours.

“Starting in November, the radius of permitted international flights will be expanded. Now international flights are authorized that last up to four hours and we are increasing the time of flights allowed up to eight hours, “he said.

“The Ministry of Transportation and Communications will coordinate to implement this measure,” he added.

The Head of State said that Peru will be strict in that passengers entering our country have to come with their negative molecular test.

“Miles of passengers have come this season that opened international travel and a few, dozens, have entered without molecular testing, we are not going to allow it. We are going to be much more strict and we will coordinate with the airlines because if someone arrives without their molecular test, we will immediately put them on the plane back to their place of origin ”, he said.

“Flights of up to eight hours can come, but with the corresponding molecular test that guarantees that they will not come with the virus,” he added.

Currently, four-hour international flights are allowed to the following 11 destinations: Guayaquil and Quito, (Ecuador), La Paz and Santa Cruz (Bolivia); Bogotá, Cali and Medellín (Colombia); Panama (Panama), Asunción (Paraguay), Montevideo (Uruguay), Santiago (Chile).