The Cusco region proposed the implementation of the sanitary passport in order to boost the economic revival and the vaccination campaign in the home of Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.  


Cusco Governor, Jean Paul Benavente, stated that “the only way to convince the population to go to the vaccination centers is by providing incentives and mechanisms to call on people’s responsibility and, therefore, we are proposing a Covid passport, as it is already the case in other parts of the world”. 


The Cusco region is currently struggling to have people receiving the second dose, since nearly 70% of the population received the first dose but a great percentage haven’t returned for the second one. 


According to Benavente, the sanitary passport is a good idea since citizens visiting restaurants, shopping centers, among other places, may receive incentives by showing this document and proving that they have received the two doses of the vaccine.