The closure of Peru's borders and the restrictions placed on international flights to and from the country due to COVID-19 have had a highly negative effect on tourism and its related industries. While the ongoing health emergency should not be underestimated, the time to reassess the aviation restrictions has arrived. The aviation industry should at least expect the government to provide clarity with regard to when international operations for passengers will be resumed.
The situation faced by the aviation industry is serious and it is likely to be among the sectors which will take the longest to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic despite its importance to the development of a connected world. This article examines recent amendments to Article 274 of the Regulations of the Civil Aviation Law which aim to address the effects of the pandemic on the Peruvian aviation industry.