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Perú defines safety health guidelines for tourism

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) published the health guidelines for reopening the tourism in Perú.

In this way, the sector continues to prepare for the full resumption of tourism-related activities. The approved document is in addition to the eight sectoral health protocols that were published by the Mincetur to date to reopening the tourism in Perú.

It is important to mention that the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism has been working on a tourist seal, which seeks to certify Peru as a safe area, guaranteeing compliance with the protocols and biosafety measures.

With the issuance of the “Sanitary Guidelines for COVID-19 for tourist destinations” (R.M. N ° 195-2020-MINCETUR) the great regulatory framework is established that will allow organizing and managing the reopening the tourism in the various tourist destinations in Perú. This is in accordance with the provisions issued by the Ministry of Health and the protocols approved by the sector.

It should be noted that the document provides cleaning and disinfection measures for public spaces, the implementation of hand washing points (universal access) and points of attention for taking temperature, reporting symptoms, among others. Likewise, entry will be restricted to people with a temperature higher than 38º and the tour operators that make up the destination must be formally identified.

Likewise, the Mincetur specified that, within the framework of the National Tourism Quality Plan, a recognition will be granted to the destination for compliance with the guidelines of the Verification List of Sanitary Protocols for Tourist Destinations. On the other hand, it is important to specify that the destination administration has the responsibility of reporting if a visitor has symptoms of COVID-19.

This document establishes the preventive health measures that must be met to carry out these activities. Thus, those referring to the protection that the personnel in charge of providing the service must comply with, in addition to the cleaning and disinfection of equipment and facilities, are emphasized. Added to this are the biosecurity measures that customers must comply with.

In this way, it was established that the clients of this activity must use the mask and facial protector during their entire stay in the premises. In addition, they must go through the temperature measurement and disinfection of the footwear at the time of entry. It is important to note that those who have more than 38º will not be able to enter and once inside they must maintain a minimum distance of one meter.

Protocol for safety tourism in Perú

The document called Health Guidelines for Covid-19 for Tourist Destinations, approved by Ministerial Resolution No. 195-2020-MINCETUR, establishes that those in charge of managing tourist destinations must implement measures that guarantee an orderly and safe use of spaces. public, avoiding crowds of visitors.

For this, the entry to the destination must be signaled in order of arrival, the establishment of capacity, the protection of security personnel, the installation of information panels on the mandatory use of a mask, washing points and / or hand disinfection , among others.

Cleaning and disinfection of all high-traffic public spaces and surfaces that come into contact with the hands (of staff or visitors) as often as possible are also provided.

Likewise, ensure the cleaning and sanitation of public toilets, in addition to having universal use sinks for hand washing and disinfection with their respective accessories and materials (liquid soap, disinfectants, paper towels and others).

Hygienic services must be equipped with devices that require minimal manual contact, such as automatic or pedal-operated sinks, automatic hand dryer, among others, as far as possible.

The disposal of solid waste must be done in accordance with the provisions of the Law of Integral Management of Solid Waste, and the Recommendations for the management of solid waste during the health emergency due to covid-19.

Other actions considered in this protocol are to inform tourism service providers and entities that promote and disseminate visits to tourist destinations about their scope, as well as the capacity of the destinations, visiting hours, among other aspects.

In the same way, coordinate with the competent authorities at the national, regional and local levels, on the monitoring of destinations, circuits, corridors and access routes to guarantee the safety of visitors, as well as support the supervision and periodic inspection of compliance health protocol and surveillance plan.

The Mincetur deploys actions so that these guidelines are applied by public and private actors. Likewise, it works in a tourist seal that seeks to certify Peru as a safe area, guaranteeing compliance with protocols and biosafety measures.

Payment methods

Opt for virtual means of payment (bank transfers, applications, among others) to reduce the risk of contagion due to direct interaction between staff and customer.

Operational activities

Provision of the service (Tourist Operation) that applies only to tourism operators.

Information and advice

Provide information (brochures, conditions of services, others) digitally (sent to your emails or mobile devices).

Indicate the preventive health measures provided by the AGVT to provide the services.

Inform clients in the travel program about the protocols of the sites visited and / or the protocols of the means of transport used (if used).

Place in a disinfected bag all documents or objects that are delivered to the client.


Register the preexistence of diseases and other data such as availability of travel insurance, others.

Prefer payments by electronic means (bank transfer, applications, among others) to reduce the risk of contagion by direct interaction.

Disinfect credit card and POS in case of payments by this means.

Provide all information or documentation digitally (sent to your emails or mobile devices).

Issue proof of payment digitally.

Place in a disinfected bag all documents or objects that are delivered to the client.


Verify passenger data: personal data (copy of ID or passport), origin, health condition (risk factors), travel insurance, others.

Request reservations from your service providers, complying with their protocols, in relation to the current capacity conditions, maintaining physical distance at least 1 m.

Request a reservation from the official tourism guides, complying with current group management guidelines, ensuring compliance with physical distance of at least 1 m.

Request reservations for scheduled sites and / or means of transport or other services used, complying with their protocols.

Exceptional tourist

Peru received this Tuesday the “Safe Travels” seal that certifies the country as a safety tourist destination that complies with international hygiene and biosafety standards in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Safe Travels” seal, endorsed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), is a set of protocols designed under the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) to create a general health policy in the tourism industry and thus restore confidence among travelers, with clear guidelines for the restart of tourism activity globally.

With this certification, Peru becomes the third destination in Latin America to receive the “Safe Travels” seal, after Ecuador and Brazil. The awarding of the seal is carried out after the evaluation and approval by WTTC of the sanitary and biosafety protocols established in the tourism sector of our country, which allows it to have world-class sanitary security standards.

Currently, Peru has eight biosafety protocols in the tourism sector prepared by Cenfotur, following the recommendations of the WTTC and the WHO protocols.

Touring Peru is discovering endless mysterious places, with hidden stories in corners that you may have never seen before stepping on this country. We recommend you to visit another impressive destinations in Cusco like the rainbow mountain tour, the humantay lake tour, or the sacred valley tour, which only takes one day. But if you are gonna to stay more days in Perú, other archaeological places you can know will be the machu picchu day tours from cusco.

Countries in Latin America with the WTTC Safe Travel Seal

  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • The Savior
  • Guatemala
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Dominican Republic

The WTTC Safe Travel Certificate is offered completely free, but the country or destination must make an application, fill out a form, and show they have compatible protocols.

According to Guevara, the reception of the stamp has been “overwhelming”, thanks to the travel agencies that promote it and the response of travelers.

“The seal has come to reduce the uncertainty towards the destinations that have obtained it and the service providers that acquire it,” he says.