1 mask and shield are still required on the train and bus to MP. But outside in MP and Cusco, everyone just had one mask on. Did not see any double masking in either location.Edited: 21 October 2021, 14:22
We have to wear a surgical mask AND a face shield? Or is it just two masks?
Can I get away with not masking?
you cant get away from Masking in Peru (atleast at Touristy towns). In buses and Trains, they wanted you to have Mask and Face Shield. They will keep on announcing to wear masks and shield as required.
I am impressed by how people in Peru obliged by wearing double masks and face shields all the time. i always had 1 mask on but on public transport as said above - mask and Face shield was must.
In Peru -
On buses and trains (like the one to Machu Picchu) - 1 mask and 1 shield are required
In all other indoor locations (like airplanes, airports, hotels, etc) - 2 masks, no shields, are required
In outdoor locations 1 mask is required
No, you can’t get away with no mask in Machu Picchu. There are many park rangers enforcing mask wearing.Edited: 01 November 2021, 16:42
Do they sell face shields at the trains and buses, or do you have to bring your own from home?
Seems bulky to carry everywhere.
There are vendors outside the train station that sell face shields. There were also 4 people that made it on the train without them and one of the employees sold them face shields on the train. We bought ours ahead on Amazon and they come in a package that lies flat and then you assemble them when you need them. So they weren’t particularly bulky to pack.
I normally wear FFP2 masks because surgical masks are too big for me. Is the point of this requirement that people wear any two masks or would one FFP2 mask suffice since it's more efficient? Can the two masks be non-surgical, such as custom made cloth masks?
There aren’t any requirements on the type of mask as far as we could tell. I wore two surgical masks. My travel partner work 1 surgical and 1 cloth. People also had 2 cloth on.
I'm still not clear on what "double masks" means. Does it mean that 1 mask and 1 face shield, two masks, or something else?