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Alert: Extension of National Emergency and Guidelines for International Travel, Peru (November 30, 2020)
November 30, 2020

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Extension of National Emergency: The government of Peru has extended the current state of emergency through December 31, 2020.  A national curfew is in effect from 12:00 a.m. (formerly 11:00 p.m.) to 4:00 a.m. daily. Social gatherings of any kind, including gatherings at home with family and friends, remain prohibited. Previously announced restrictions on the use of beaches, pools, and houses of worship remain in effect. Adults and children should follow the social distancing guidelines found in the decree, online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-declara-estado-de-emergencia-nacional-po-decreto-supremo-n-184-2020-pcm-1907451-1/.

Guidelines for International Travel to Peru: New international travel guidelines to enter Peru are in flux, currently requiring that inbound international passengers on commercial flights have either a negative real-time COVID-19 molecular (RT-PCR), negative antigen test result, or a medical certificate of epidemiological discharge that is no more than 72 hours old after being issued, before boarding the plane. Children under the age of 12 can present a certificate of health issued by a medical doctor in lieu of a negative test. All passengers must also complete an affidavit of health (found here: https://e-notificacion.migraciones.gob.pe/dj-salud/). These requirements may change, so we advise you to contact your airline days prior your flight to gather the proper documentation and regularly consult the airport website for the latest guidance: https://www.lima-airport.com/eng/for-passengers/covid-19-protocol/arrival-protocol (in English) and https://www.lima-airport.com/esp/para-pasajeros/protocolo-covid-19/antes-de-viajar (in Spanish).

Suspension of Facebook Messenger: As of December 1, the messenger function on the American Citizen Services- U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru Facebook page will be suspended. All inquiries can be sent to LimaACS@state.gov.

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