Since December 2019, through Decree 022-2019, a regulatory framework was approved for the promotion of cinematographic and audiovisual activity. PROMPERÚ is the entity in charge of promoting the use of locations in the national territory for the cinematographic and audiovisual productions, both national and international.

For their part, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are in charge of the international promotion of Peruvian cinematographic and audiovisual productions, and the promotion of favorable conditions for its national and foreign production in Peru.

Peru does not have a tax incentive such as a tax credit or cash refund. However, the cost of national production is quite competitive at the regional level.

In addition to Peru's participation in the Ibermedia program, minority co-productions are financed through the Economic Stimulus of the Ministry of Culture. These incentives are delivered to the Peruvian company that participates as a co-producer in a majority film production from other Latin American countries.

To film in the country, it should be considered that the entities that would grant the permits could vary in each case and the need for the level of production. To get an idea, these are the Entities or Institutions that are responsible for granting the permit, as the case may be:

Streets, avenues, public roads - District or Provincial Town Halls Archaeological Sites - Ministry of Culture through the Decentralized Directorates of Culture located Air Operation - Dirección General Aeronáutica Civil - MTC Natural Areas - SERNANP.

The procedures for each case must be requested under a formal request to each Public Entity. Said document should mainly contain the reason, date, hours, location, description of the filming, details of the equipment to be used, number of personnel in the filming signed by the producer in charge.

For the entry of foreigners whose purpose is related to filming, there are three viable migratory qualities according to Supreme Decree No. 007-2021-IN:

-Journalism: For correspondent work for foreign media (news agencies, journalistic publications, radio stations, television or others) that have media accreditation. Likewise, for those who make the film or photographic recording for a foreign media outlet or a foreign film production company.

-Temporary Artistic Production: For foreigners who carry out artistic or technical work in activities related to the cultural or artistic industry, including film production. This allows the foreigner multiple entrances to the country, without being able to receive independent remuneration. The period of stay is up to 183 days. The cost is USD 25.

-Resident Artistic Production: For foreigners who carry out artistic or technical work in activities related to the cultural or artistic industry, including film production. This allows the foreigner multiple entrances to the country, without being able to receive independent remuneration. The period of permanence is up to 365 days, extendable. The cost is USD 80.

These are the equipment that can be brought by air: https://www.sunat.gob.pe/legislacion/procedim/normasadua/normasociada/gja-00.06.htm These are the equipment that can be brought by land: http://www.aduanet.gob.pe/orientacAduana/equipaje/controlEquipajes.htm

Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to temporarily facilitate access to the country of low-risk merchandise (articles for fairs and exhibitions, professional equipment, products for sports and artistic purposes, etc.) This tool is in the process of being implemented under SUNAT. As of October 27, 2021, the Agreement on temporary importation has entered into force, which makes the use of the ATA carnet or carnet viable in Peru.

Para operar una aeronave pilotada o drone, es necesario cumplir ciertos requisitos.

To operate a piloted aircraft or drone, it is necessary to meet certain requirements.

According to the provisions of the Complementary Technical Standard (NTC 001-2015), these technological devices are subject to Peruvian aviation legislation.

Step 1: Registration: The drone operator will request a registration card from the Directorate of Certifications and Authorizations of the DGAC in which he will record the data of the equipment. This document is requested in person at the MTC headquarters (Jr. Zorritos 1203, Cercado de Lima) or at the Citizen Service Centers that the sector has in the regions. This process takes 48 hours.

Step 2: Accreditation: The DGAC will enable a citizen as a drone operator as long as he has been trained and certified by a Civil Aviation Training Center or an aerosports institution accredited by the ministry. And, in addition, approve the theoretical evaluation taken by the Aeronautical Licensing Coordination.

Step 3: Application: There is no restriction for overflight in rural areas. However, if you want to operate a drone in an urban area, the pilot must request a permit from the MTC in advance. The document must be entered by the parts table -addressed to the DGAC- indicating the date, time and coordinates in which the device will be used.

Compliance with these requirements guarantees the safety of people, avoids interference in the operations of airspace users and damage to private property.

It is important to specify that the overflight of drones in restricted areas, such as the Palacio de Gobierno, military areas, airports, archaeological centers and protected natural areas, is prohibited, unless authorized by the corresponding entities.    

In the following link, you will find updated information on protocols, documentation and requirements related to COVID-19: https://www.peru.travel/en/covid