The Ministry of Transport announced that with the counterpart institution in Peru they agreed to restart international passenger transport services by road on the Lima – Bogotá route and vice versa. The reactivation took place as of April 1, 2022, after the closure of borders by Peru in March 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Ángela María Orozco, Minister of Transportation, said that it was an announcement that filled her with pride after the difficult times that the pandemic had caused, especially for the transportation sector, which was one of the most affected. “Today we have good news not only for the transporters but for the users. Traveling by land to Peru today is a reality, after two years”.
Camilo Pabón, Vice Minister of Transport, was also satisfied with what was agreed: “We see that the conditions are in place for users to move safely and comply with biosafety protocols.” In the same way, Pabón recommended that travelers consult the companies authorized for international passenger transport.
People who wish to travel to Peru through the land terminals may do so by complying with the following requirements established by the Peruvian government: fill out the online form “Electronic sworn declaration of health of the traveler and Geolocation Authorization”; and prove their vaccination schedule against COVID-19 and, if they do not have it, they must present a negative molecular test (PCR) with a result date no later than 48 hours before boarding.
It is important to highlight that the Peruvian National Health Authority is empowered to take molecular tests (PCR) for passengers arriving in that country.