Peru will resume international flights to seven South American countries from October 5, President Martin Vizcarra announced on Wednesday, state news agency Andina reported.
According to Andina, the government has approved the resumption of international air travel with flights no longer than four hours to these destinations: Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.
Peru closed its border in March after declaring a national state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Only humanitarian flights, returning Peruvians stranded abroad, were allowed.
Peru’s government will ask all passengers leaving and arriving to the country to submit a negative coronavirus test done in the last 48 hours, President Vizcarra announced earlier this week.
On Wednesday evening, Peru’s Health Ministry reported 3,061 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s total to 814,829. Its death toll is 32,463.