The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Claudia Cornejo, has announced that the mandatory quarantine for travelers entering the country will be suspended after a slight improvement in the pandemic data, which has also made it possible to cancel the presentation of PCR tests on domestic flights.
The decision was made at the last meeting of the Council of Ministers, and in the case of PCRs, their mandatory presentation will be maintained for those coming to Peru from abroad, reports RPP Noticias.
The tourism sector in Peru recorded losses of more than 70 percent, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Cornejo, who anticipated that a campaign to reactivate the sector would begin in April.
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Peru is accumulating 1,394,571 cases of coronavirus after adding 3,626 positives on the final day, according to the Health Ministry’s tally released Thursday.
During that period, the disease cost a total of 48,484 lives, 161 of them in the last 24 hours, compared to a total of 1,301,439 people who managed to recover.
Plus, the country currently has 14,755 active COVID-19 cases.