How to travel to South America after Covid-19. What do you need to know?
Virtually every travel company, big and small, has been affected by the global pandemic. Our teams at Adios Adventure Travel are truly grateful for the loyalty and support of our clients and current suppliers. We are working closely with our local resources to develop and implement health and safety protocols that ensure the safest environment for our travelers and our staff.
See our up to date blog posts for the latest information about border reopenings, arrival policies and the status of airlines and entry into various destinations. Below we included the latest up to date announcements for Machu Picchu health protocols from the NEW Machu Picchu website relaunched in July 2020.
To restore confidence in traveling again, two important policies are:
- Health and Safety. We are experts in organizing trips for small private groups. Avoid big buses, group tours and large crowds. Follow this link to get more info about traveling in small private groups.
- Flexible booking. Adios Adventure Travel offers 100% risk-free cancellation for all new bookings to Machu Picchu in 2020. We will give you a 100% full refund if you cancel for any reason up to 16 days prior to scheduled arrival. Follow this link to see more details about the offer.
- Reschedule any trip booked for travel in 2021 without any penalties, with risk-free cancellation up to 16 days prior to arrival.
Choose from any of our all-inclusive itineraries, or for independent travelers, you reserve your own hotels while we take care of the travel logistics to get to and from Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail or other activities.
- Machu Picchu reopening for Peruvian nationals is still a moving target. Projected to reopen in July but has not happened yet
- Stay-at-home orders in effect in 7 regions that still have high cases of covid-19.
- Border closed to foreigners until the end of August. The official date of border opening for foreigners has not been determined.
- Our local guides report that trains with deliveries of supplies to Aguas Calientes have picked up
- Machu Picchu website is not open yet but we have been told that: the park will limit capacity to 50%, (75 people per hour) trains and buses will be limited to 50% capacity. Guides will be limited to 7 people per group spaced at least 20 meters apart. Tours will be limited to 1H/20M (we don't know for how long these measure will last)
- The town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (aka Aguas Calientes), with the Peru Ministry of Health, is establishing a Tourism and Healthy Safety Commission to prepare health protocols for the safety of staff and visitors to the national park. For the first time, an ambulance has been delivered from Cusco, to serve national park visitors in situations of urgent health needs.
- New Machu Picchu website relaunched after covid-19
- Lima, Peru international airport reopening on July 15, 2020 for domestic flights
- Stay-at-home orders in effect in certain regions where the cases of covid-19 are the highest
- International border is currently closed. Chile border reopening will be announced.
- State of emergency ended on June 15, 2020
- Galapagos Islands flights resume August, 2020
- Covid-19 PCR test is required before flying to Galapagos. We don't know if you need the test to travel to Ecuador.
- Foreigners will fill out health form before arrival in Ecuador
- September 1, 2020 expected reopening for tourism
What do you need to know about latin airlines?
Both Avianca and Latam have filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The circumstances for each company are different.
How Covid-19 affects your packing list.
We recommend that each group traveling together should bring their own thermometer, in addition to things like masks and sanitizer.
Follow this link to read more.