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Peru will keep commercial flights with Europe suspended until January 31

Commercial flights between Peru and Europe will continue to be suspended until at least January 31 after the Peruvian government has decided to extend this measure until the end of the month along with the increase in other restrictions, with the aim of stopping the second wave of infections from the covid-19.
Commercial flights between Peru and Europe will continue to be suspended until at least January 31 after the Peruvian government has decided to extend this measure until the end of the month along with the increase in other restrictions, with the aim of stopping the second wave of infections from the covid-19.

The suspension has been in effect since December 22, when the Peruvian Executive suspended commercial flights with Europe as a preventive measure against the eventual entry into the country of the British variant of the coronavirus.

Despite the restriction of this type of flights, the British mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is already circulating in the country without knowing the moment of its arrival, as it was detected for the first time last week in a woman living in Lima that neither she nor her close contacts had traveled abroad.

Commercial flights between Peru and Europe were only open for a week, from December 15 to 22, since since March, when the total confinement was decreed in Peru, they had been suspended.

Despite the suspension of commercial flights, several European airlines such as the Spanish Iberia, the French Air France and the Dutch KLM continue to operate under the modality of special flights where only national passengers or residents of the destination country can travel.

In these special flights, the same protocols that Peru requires for international flights are also applied, including a molecular test (PCR) with a negative result of no more than 72 hours old, as well as wearing a mask and face shield throughout the trip.

Foreign travelers and non-residents in Peru will be required to additionally perform a fourteen-day quarantine, with the possibility of claiming a test on the sixth day that, if negative, would allow them to shorten the confinement.

In addition to these restrictions, the Peruvian government decreed this week the confinement of seven sensitive regions on Sundays at the beginning of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic as well as the increase of the night curfew in almost the entire territory.
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