Alert – Extensions of quarantines, curfews, beach closures, and prohibition of long international flights (January 8, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: A 14-day quarantine on arrival is mandatory for all foreigners, nationals, or residents who enter Peru on or after January 4.  Travelers who plan to visit Peru for fewer than 14 days must complete the full quarantine and, therefore, should contact their airlines to change their tickets.

Government of Peru officials have indicated that travelers may complete the quarantine in their final destination outside of Lima if their connecting flight is within 24 hours of arrival in Peru. Travelers may complete their quarantine in their home, other temporary isolation center, or in a lodging, if they state the address in their affidavit, and it is approved by Peruvian health officials on arrival.

The decree is published online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-establece-medidas-sanitarias-para-preven-decreto-supremo-n-207-2020-pcm-1916777-1/

The Government of Peru has updated curfew restrictions, effective until January 17, 2021, for Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Junín, Huánuco, Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Santa province in the region Ancash, Metropolitan Lima, and Callao:

      • Daily curfew in Lima metro area, Lima provinces, and Callao: 11:00 pm – 4:00 am, except for emergencies.
      • Daily curfew in Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Junín, Huánuco, Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, and the province of Santa in the region Ancash: 10:00 pm – 4:00 am, except for emergencies.
      • All beaches remain closed, except for no-contact socially-distanced individual water sports, such as surfing, windsurfing, and rowing.

The Government of Peru has extended the suspension of international flights longer than eight hours until January 21, 2021.   The decree is published online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/prorrogan-por-quince-dias-calendario-a-partir-del-6-de-ener-resolucion-ministerial-n-001-2021-mtc01-1917458-1/

The U.S Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to comply with the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities.  Practice social distancing, carry your identification and phone, and always use a facemask in public.

Curfews, travel restrictions, and public health measures in Peru and around the world continue to change frequently and with little notice.  Before and during travel, travelers should carefully monitor the local news and verify local regulations.

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