Alert: Extended State of Emergency, Quarantine, and Curfew, Peru (May 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Quarantine Extension: Peru extended the state of emergency, quarantine, and curfew.  Measures will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30.  Beginning on Monday, May 25, the mandatory nightly curfew hours will be reduced in Lima and much of the country, with curfew beginning at 9:00 pm and ending at 4:00 am.  Curfew hours in the regions of Ancash (the coastal provinces of Santa, Canta, and Huarmey, only), Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Piura, Tumbes, and Ucayali will be from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am.  The all-day Sunday curfew will continue throughout Peru during the extended state of emergency period.  We encourage all U.S. citizens in Peru to comply with the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities.  Limit your time outside, carry your identification and phone, and remember that the use of a facemask is required in public.  Grocery stores and some other business may also require gloves.

 Limited Economic Activities Resume on May 25: According to the Peruvian Government’s Supreme Decree DS 094-2020-PCM (file 1866708-1) published in El Peruano, beginning on May 25, economic activities deemed essential such as dentistry, ophthalmology, rehabilitation services, and veterinary medicine will be allowed to resume. In addition, certain professional services such as plumbing, gardening, domestic appliance maintenance and repair, hairdressing and cosmetology will be allowed as long as these services are provided to the home. For a full list of authorized services (in Spanish), see annex here: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-establece-las-medidas-que-debe-observar-decreto-supremo-n-094-2020-pcm-1866708-1/ 

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