The protocols for the tourism sector, specifically, hotels and hostels are one foot from the return. However, some regions will not be able to participate in this initiative yet.
Like all businesses, the hotel sector also needs to be reactivated, since many of these have been the most affected by the health crisis that seems to have no end. Given this, the protocols for its reopening would already be getting ready in order to reactivate economically like the other sectors.
Through Ministerial Resolution No. 122-2020-Mincetur published in the official newspaper El Peruano, it is decreed that these activities will soon return to operate as part of the third phase of economic revival.
The protocol is determined to work in the coming days. However, not all regions are included in this document. The regions of Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, San Martín, Madre de Dios, and Áncash will be excluded because they still maintain quarantine, as these regions have a very worrying increase in infections.
Some of the measures to consider within the protocol include disinfection at the entrance of the property, placing signs to maintain social distance, notices of mandatory use of masks, and cleaning with a bleach solution in the rooms to keep them fully disinfected and in optimal condition for its use.
In addition, they must have policies and training for employees in order to identify and know how to act in the event that a client presents symptoms of the disease. Meanwhile, the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) assumes the responsibility of monitoring and supporting them in complying with the provisions of the Executive.
According to they declare, the facilities so that companies can reactivate is a much simpler process than the previous one. Eric Castro, the partner in the labor area of Miranda & Amado, highlighted the speed with which companies could register with a single email to proceed with the reactivation.