Chileans traveling to Peru must be vaccinated against measles

SANTIAGO – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile reports that information has been gathered from the Ministry of Health of Peru, which establishes the implementation of a plan for the implementation of vaccination posts against measles in border areas, with the purpose of reducing the risk of an eventual transmission of immuno-preventable diseases for the Peruvian population.

This measure would respond specifically to the recent detection in Peru of cases of measles, which would have been imported from other countries. Given this, 16 vaccination posts were established in border areas, including the cities of Tacna and Lima.

The implementation of the plan in question means that all tourists wishing to enter Peru, by land and/or air, must prove that they are vaccinated against measles. If the above can not be verified, people will be vaccinated in situ. If tourists refuse this action, their entry into Peru will be denied.

The Government of Chile, taking into account the situation of the neighboring country and with the objective of collaborating with its health authorities, recommends that Chileans who are not in a position to comply with this provision, refrain from visiting Peru as a preventative measure current.