Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Peru’s State of Emergency Extension
On Friday, June 26, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a supreme decree extending Peru’s national state of emergency through Friday, July 31, with significant modifications. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, quarantine measures will be lifted for most of the country. The all-day curfew on Sundays will be eliminated. Hours for the mandatory nightly curfew have been reduced and will now be in effect from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Exceptions are in place for the regions of Áncash, Arequipa, Ica, Junín, Huánuco, Madre de Dios, and San Martín, where quarantine measures (including the all-day Sunday curfew) continue with a mandatory nightly curfew from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Throughout Peru, parades, parties, civic and religious activities, and all large gatherings remain suspended. Commercial businesses that open must continue to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity and ensure the necessary sanitation and preventative measures are in place. International borders remain closed for passengers, with the exception of repatriation flights. Continue to limit your time outside, carry your identification and phone, maintain social distancing, and remember that the use of a facemask is required in public.
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 60-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. For more information on the extended state of emergency, refer to the complete decree (in Spanish) found here: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-establece-las-medidas-que-debe-observar-decreto-supremo-no-116-2020-pcm-1869114-1.
Upcoming Repatriation Flight:
Eastern Airlines: Tickets are on sale for an Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Wednesday, July 8. This flight is intended ONLY for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). To purchase tickets, visit https://goeasternair.com, call +1 (855) 216-7601, or send a WhatsApp message to +52-1-800-953-1800.
Today, an AC Tours charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) departed with 115 U.S. citizens. All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET. All emergency repatriation flights are subject to approval by the Peruvian government. We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in our email alerts. The Jorge Chávez International Airport and international borders remain closed for the near future. If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow the Peruvian government’s public health and safety measures.
- U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada 1615
Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
- Peru Country Information
- U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Webpage
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