A group of people walk through the streets of Athens, in a file image. EFE/EPA/GEORGE VITSARAS
The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) predicted that domestic tourism trips would increase by more than 50% in 2022. The reactivation of this sector is not only important for the country’s economy, but also for the continued promotion of culture and tourist destinations that can be found in the regions.
Therefore, if you have made the decision to resume your plans to travel the world, this information will be very useful to you. This is because there are several destinations that are available to visit in the midst of the pandemic, of which you can access without a visa or passport. The only document to show will be your DNI or National Identity Document.
TO WHICH COUNTRIES CAN I TRAVEL ONLY WITH DNI?
Locating ourselves first in Latin America, these are the destinations to which we can travel without doing any type of paperwork, since we will only need to show our DNI, which must not have expired.
Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador. Thanks to agreements of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) that allow travel between Peru and these countries without the need for a visa or passport. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Thanks to bilateral agreements that exonerate the use of a passport on tourist trips.
What is the Andean Community of Nations?
It is a leading international organization in integration in the continent, which works to improve the quality of life of 111 million Andean citizens. It has various bodies and institutions that make up the Andean Integration System (SAI), whose objective is to achieve comprehensive, balanced and autonomous development through Andean integration, with a projection towards South American and Latin American integration.
COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT ASK FOR A TOURIST VISA
These destinations are divided into three groups. It is not necessary to do any type of extra procedure to enter the territory, but it is recommended that you review the restrictions issued by each one in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, from the days of isolation, diagnoses, curfew, and more.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname and Uruguay and Venezuela.
Central America and the Caribbean: Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Saba and Saint Eustacius.
Asia and the Middle East: Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey. In the case of Indonesia and Lebanon, the visa is granted upon landing. An agreement was recently formed to be able to enter Qatar without a visa.
Passenger at the airport waiting for his flight. EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni.
CAN I TRAVEL TO EUROPE WITHOUT A VISA?
Yes, we can enter certain countries thanks to the Agreement between Peru and the European Union, which allows Peruvians to enter and stay without a visa in 30 countries for a short stay of up to 90 days, whether consecutive or not, within a specific period of 180 days. It should be noted that the United Kingdom and Ireland are not considered.
During your trip, it is totally forbidden to stay and live in one of the countries or to look for work. The only requirement to meet is that you must have a biometric passport.
What countries in Europe can you visit without a visa?
Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden , Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Switzerland.
It is worth mentioning that in the global ranking designed by the Passport Index page, Peru appears in position 22, sharing a position with Barbados. The country has a score of 124, which means that you can enter 78 countries only with a passport, 46 countries grant a visa upon arrival, and 74 nations request a visa as a requirement.
| Photo: Andean Agency
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
These are the indications provided by the Peruvian State for air transport during the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
– If you are in Lima, you can arrive at the airport up to 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight. For the rest of the airports nationwide, you can do it up to 2 hours in advance.
– You must maintain the physical distance of at least one meter with other people
– You must wear a double mask or a KN95 at all times, except children under 2 years old.
– Check the signage for waiting areas, queues and other indications from the airport authority.
– You must fill out the Affidavit of Health, geolocation authorization and submit a molecular test (PCR) or antigen with a negative result within 72 hours prior to your trip. This is an essential requirement for you to be authorized to enter the plane.
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