Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Travel Alert
At Ausangate Trekking Peru, we value the health and safety of all our guests, crews and people involved with our company. We now firmly believe that we are over the worst of the situation and we can see and steady increase in visitors to Peru.
We continue to comply and enforce extra health and safety protocols which have been put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus and secure the safety of our guests. We are in constant contact with the PromPeru travel board to make sure that we have all the necessary information and tools to ensure a safe and relaxed holiday for our clients. Of course, we do understand your travel concerns, and we want your holiday with us to be as stress-free as possible, so if you do have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Respect physical distancing of 1 metre between people.
- Prioritize family activities within the nuclear family
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Use a face mask or double face mask, wherever appropriate
- Avoid crowds
Entrance into commercial or shopping centres:
If you are 18 years and over and you need to enter a busy commercial centre, shopping malls galleries, supermarkets markets restaurants, enclosed spaces, casinos etc. You should show your vaccination card, either physical or virtual that demonstrates that you have received your complete dose of the covid 19 vaccination, in Peru or abroad, and the booster shot for people over 40 years old.
Gatherings and large crowds of people
The following activities remain suspended: parades, festivities or parties, civil activities, all types of meetings, social events, political gatherings or other events that include large crowds of people and putting the public’s health at risk.
Use of beaches, riverbanks, lakes, lagoons and swimming pools
If you are over 12 years old and wish to visit the beach, rivers, lakes, lagoons or swimming pools, you should present your vaccination card (physical copy or virtual copy) showing the complete dose of the covid 19 vaccine in Peru or abroad. People over the age of 40 years old, also need to show proof of the booster shot (3rd dose).
Entrance into sports stadiums and arenas
If you are over 12 years old, and wish to enter sports arenas, stadiums or complexes, you should present your vaccination card (physical copy or virtual copy) showing the complete dose of the covid 19 vaccine in Peru or abroad.
If you are over 18 years old, you also need to show proof of the booster shot (3rd dose)
In all cases, you should permanently use double face masks or one KN95 surgical facemask
Please notice that if you present COVID-19 symptoms, or get a positive result in your tests, you will have to do a quarantine before continuing your trip. All costs associated with this event are not included, and we highly recommend bringing a travel insurance that covers this type of events.
Prevention along the Tour.
We have taken all necessary measures in order to avoid any transmission to our passengers and we have implemented the following health and safety procedures from the moment that the coronavirus epidemic was reported worldwide:
All passengers traveling to Peru are obliged to provide brief health information to our staff at the airport (Lima or Cusco) as we will ask them pertinent questions. If we do have a special case reported, we will immediately contact the health authorities and passengers will not be allowed to continue on the tour as a prevention measure for all our guests.
Our staff members are performing regular cleaning procedures and emphasizing aseptic disinfection of all our transportation as well as their equipment on a more frequent basis to help combat the virus.
We have equipped our staff with antiseptic gel and alcohol to maintain adequate disinfection on board and for daily use of our passengers.
We are equipping our buses with sterile facemasks in the event that passengers require this protection.
All health and safety measures to protect our passengers will be taken in Peru and we will be assisting all guests and passengers in the most appropriate way. We will also keep you updated with any official news as it is published.
Travel to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is once again operating at 100% capacity.
The current restrictions for traveling to Machu Picchu by train are:
Those over the age of 50 must present either physical or virtual evidence of a vaccine and a booster jab. Failing that they must present evidence of a negative molecular test with results no older than 48 hours.
Anyone over the age of 40 who wishes to enter Inca Rail premises (ticket offices, waiting rooms, etc) must present evidence of a booster vaccination.
Those over the age of 18 must present either physical or virtual evidence of a vaccine. OR evidence of a negative molecular test with results no older than 48 hours.
Anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to enter Inca Rail premises (ticket offices, waiting rooms, etc) must present evidence of vaccination.
Anyone without the above will be denied entry to the service in accordance with current government regulations.
For the Inca Trail, currently there is a limit of 10 passengers per group.
We are happy to offer alternative ideas for your future travel plans, should you feel the need to change your itineraries. Please know that this situation is temporary, so if you are still planning a trip at the end of the year or in 2022 there is no reason not to go ahead with your trip.
You will also be pleased to hear that most of the major airlines are *waiving changes fees for future departures.
Let’s work together on developing a plan that will make you feel comfortable, safe and still fulfill your travel objectives.
EASY WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING YOUR TRIP:
Prevention: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- After coughing or sneezing.
- Before eating.
- After using the bathroom.
Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based gel.
- When coughing or sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow
- Use a tissue when coughing and throw it away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.
- Face masks are obligatory in Peru and many public places also request a face visor to enter. Please request masks from our staff if you do not have one.
- If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please seek early medical care and share your previous travel history with our staff on the tour.
- We want your holiday with us to be as relaxed as possible so if you do have any questions or inquiries please do not hesitate to contact our staff.
All the best and travel safely!
The Ausangate Trekking team