Alert: Expansion of Quarantine Restrictions and Repatriation Flight Updates, Peru (August 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Expansion of Quarantine Restrictions:  On August 12, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a supreme decree expanding quarantine measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Peru.  Quarantine measures are now in effect in 19 regions.  Please refer to the section below for a complete list of departments and provinces subject to quarantine measures.  The mandatory nightly curfew from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM remains in effect nationwide Monday through Saturday for non-quarantine areas.  The nightly curfew for quarantine areas noted below is from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM Monday through Saturday.  The all-day Sunday curfew will resume throughout the entire country beginning this Sunday, August 16.  Individuals within quarantine areas may leave their residence during non-curfew hours to purchase food, pharmaceutical items, or visit the bank.  Shopping is limited to only one person per family.  During curfew hours, only essential service providers and those in need of medical attention may leave their residences.

Quarantine Areas (as of August 12, 2020):  Amazonas (Bagua, Condorcanqui, and Utcubamba); Ancash (Santa, Casma, and Huaraz); Apurimac (Abancay and Andaguaylas); Arequipa (entire region); Ayacucho (Huamanga and Huanta); Cajamarca (Cajamarca, Jaen, and San Ignacio); Cusco (Cusco, Anta, Canchis, Espinar, La Convencion, and Quispicanchis); Huancavelica (Huancavelica, Angaraes, and Tayacaja); Huanuco (entire region); Ica (entire region); Junin (entire region); La Libertad (Viru, Pacasmayo, Chepen, and Ascope); Lima (Barranca, Canete, Huaura, and Huaral); Madre de Dios (entire region); Moquegua (Mariscal Nieto and Ilo); Pasco (Pasco); Puno (Puno and San Roman); San Martin (entire region); and Tacna (Tacna).

High-risk Groups:  Children under 14 years old, adults 65 and older, and those in high-risk groups are to remain in quarantine during the extended state of emergency.  Children under 14 may take a 30-minute walk outside with an adult each day, but must stay within 500 meters of their residence, wear a facemask, and maintain social distancing (at least two meters or six feet).  This special exception is allowed for only one walk per day and only during non-curfew hours.  Children under 14 are also not permitted in shopping centers and commercial areas.  Adults 65 and older and other high-risk individuals are advised to stay home and avoid contact with individuals who move outside the home.

Meeting Restrictions:  Under the new decree, all social gatherings, including those held in homes and with family, are prohibited.

For more information on the extended state of emergency and updated quarantine measures, refer to the complete decree (in Spanish) found here: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-el-decreto-supremo-n-116-2020-decreto-supremo-n-139-2020-pcm-1877093-1/.

Repatriation Flights:  Repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should purchase a ticket NOW.   DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning or denied boarding by Peruvian government authorities prior to exiting the country.  Visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration ​confirming your emergency need to depart Peru.  International borders remain closed for the near future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.

Upcoming Flight: Private tour operator Solange Reps is planning a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 28. The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/jqZW8s32.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to +1-786-387-0000 or +51-952-396-417 or visiting their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

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