An increasing number of countries are requiring foreign travelers to show proof of full vaccination for entry. Some, including the USA as of Nov 8th, require both proof of vaccination AND a negative Covid test taken within 3 days of the flight. While Peru does not currently require proof of vaccination, this could change at any time with very little notice. The Hummingbird Center recommends people get fully vaccinated, if only to allow one to travel.
The USA, and possibly other countries, require citizens to have a negative antigen Covid test taken within 24 hours of their flight coming into the USA. Take this into consideration when making your travel arrangements.
We highly recommend anyone traveling get Travel Insurance that includes COVID Cancellation Coverage.
In Peru, banks, all government agencies, shopping malls and many places of business now require proof of full vaccination to enter their premises
Protocols For Flying Into Peru
The following protocols must be followed by all passengers to board international flights:
- You must present either proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure OR a negative Covid-19 PCR (molecular) test taken 48 hours before the commercial flight.
- You must fill out an online "Affidavit of Health" with 72 hrs of leaving for Peru. Instructions for this are below.
- Double masks must be worn at all times inside the airport and aircraft, and while entering most establishments within Peru.
- Anyone traveler arriving into Peru with Covid-19 symptoms they are required to report the state, to be monitored, and quarantine for 14 days.
Once in Peru, double masks must be worn in all public places.
Tips For Filling Out the Online Affidavit of Health
Click Here For Affidavit for Entry
Affidavit Needs to be filled out within 72 hrs of your your flight leaving for Peru.
At the bottom of the first Affidavit page is an option to switch to English.
If your country is USA, choose EE.UU from the country dropdown list. For Type of Document choose PAS for passport. Enter the passport number and date of birth, then click search. You will be taken to the next page and shown a message in Spanish indicating no match was found, but you can register manually.
There are two boxes with Last Name, put your middle name in the second one.
The Contact cell number has a minimum number of digits for each block that may not match the format of your actual cell phone number. Just put in the minimum digits required and do not worry about it being incorrect. This is the only way to get the form to work.
In the Real address information section, this will be the address of our center
Section If you are resident in Peru:
- Department = Loreto
- Province = Maynas
- District = Iquitos
Real address after the isolation: Carratera Iquitos Nauta KM 14, penetracion 2.6 KM
This form will automatically put your name in the section "Please indicate the people with whom you will be accompanied...". Delete all the data in the populated fields of this section. The form will not post if you do not clear these fields.
There are two check boxes you must accept above the "Legal terms and conditions". Make sure these are checked before posting the form. Click Register, and hopefully the completed affidavit will appear allowing you to print and save it.
Changes at the Center for Covid 19
Due to how open our property and facilities are, we do not feel the need to implement strict controls at the Hummingbird Center during retreats.
- We will not require masks at all times, but do encourage them when people will be close together.
- We will have alcohol based hand sanitizer available in all rooms and public places and definitely want people to wash their hands regularly.
- During ceremony people will be at least 10 feet apart.
- Facilitators will wear a mask when they approach people and when serving ayahuasca, but we will not expect people to wear a mask during ceremony.
- The medicine will be served in single use, disposable cups.
Our public areas are spacious and it is easy to maintain distance when hanging out and still have no trouble talking with each other.
Covid Tests for Returning To Your Country
Most countries require a negative Covid-19 test for entry, even for their citizens. It is your responsibility to determine which type of test is needed, and how soon before the departing flight. Requirements vary by country. Note that the time requirements are for the flight departing Lima, Peru, not the initial flight out of Iquitos.
The Hummingbird Center can arrange a time to get each person to a clinic so they may get their needed tests in time for their flights. You may also arrange for your own testing in Iquitos. We can recommend two clinics. Simply type the following quoted text into Google Search: "Tramazon Doctor Iquitos" or "Clinica Amazonica Iquitos". If the Hummingbird takes your for your test there will be a transportation charge.
Rapid result molecular covid tests (PCR) in Iquitos cost around/S 400 and results are available the next day. The clinic is a one hour drive, and we need to make two trips, so there is a /S 150 transportation fee per person.
Antigen tests cost /S 90 and you can wait at the clinic to get your results. There is a closer clinic available for the antigen test, so the transportation fee is /S 100 per person.
Testing at the Lima Airport
You may also arrange to have your antigen test taken at the Lima airport if the time between arrival and departure allows. Go to the Unilabs Covid Test Reservations web site, then scroll down to the section SEDE UNILABS AEROPUERTO INTERNACIONAL JORGE CHÁVEZ.
Special Note to US Citizens
As of November 8, 2021, the USA requires unvaccinated travelers have a negative test within 24hrs of the flight leaving the country. Take this into consideration when making your travel plans. All air passengers, regardless of citizenship, also need to fill out an Attestation of Health form that is presented to the airlines before boarding.
The US Embassy In Peru also has regularly maintained and accurate Covid19 information for Peru.
The Living In Peru web site also maintains updates about Peru’s Covid-19 Policy
The Lima Easy website has a good page about How to travel safely to and in Peru during Covid