2022 Covid Blog: Peru

COVID Travel Requirements: Peru

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: N/A (we are fully vaccinated)
  • When to take your tests: N/A

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly when to take your COVID test before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No test is required before you leave, but proof of full vaccination must be presented to the airline before boarding. 

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

Three things to know ahead for your Covid test:

1.    Make sure to check ahead and know how quickly results will be returned so you have enough time for them to arrive before departure.

2.    Most testing locations are by appointment only. Make sure to find out how far ahead you can schedule your appointment, so you can take your test at your preferred time.

3.    Most companies email you a PDF of your results. Make sure to give them your correct email address so your results make it to your inbox where you can then download and print it out before you leave.

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure. (See our Covid Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

No Covid Test is required upon arrival unless a traveler shows extreme symptoms. 

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Currently, the booster is required for those that are 40 years of age or older. For those under the age of 40, only two doses are needed to be considered fully vaccinated. Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson are all approved vaccines. This information is subject to change and can be found at https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Are there any other COVID requirements?

A health form is required prior to flight departure which can be found here. Builders will complete this form with their Trip Leaders at the airport before boarding.

Travelers coming from South Africa or Botswana within the last 14 days are not permitted to enter. 

KN95 masks or double masks are required in public spaces both indoors and outdoors.

To enter public spaces, such as restaurants, a vaccination card is required.

Please bring your original, physical COVID-19 vaccination card on your trip. We suggest taping it into the back of your passport so you don’t lose it.

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

How might gathering restrictions impact my trip?

 Although subject to change, church meetings are currently in person, and small group gatherings are permitted. 

You've got this!

We’re so excited to have you on a trip with us this summer! We’ll have you out serving in no time.

With love, 

Your HXP Team