Alert: Repatriation Update, Malls Reopen on June 22, and National Curfew Update, Peru (June 19, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event:  Today, approximately 174 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 11,350.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in our email alerts.  DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  We cannot guarantee that repatriation flights will continue indefinitely.  The Jorge Chávez International Airport and international borders remain closed for the near future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government quarantine restrictions.

Malls Reopen on June 22: On Thursday, June 18, the Government of Peru published a legislative decree authorizing the reopening of malls and department stores in most of the country starting, Monday, June 22.  The re-opening is subject to the following restrictions:

  • The malls and department stores should operate at 50 percent capacity.
  • Mall food court services will be through pick-up and their own/third party delivery services only.
  • At this time, malls will be open only to adults. Minors are not allowed in malls.
  • Movie theaters and recreational area remain closed.
  • All customers must use facemasks and maintain social distancing of at least one meter (three feet).

The reopening does not apply to the regions of Arequipa, Huanuco, Ica, La Libertad, or San Martín, nor to the provinces of Santa, Casma, or Huaraz in Ancash. The full text of the legislative decree is available in Spanish at https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-dispone-la-ampliacion-de-actividades-eco-decreto-supremo-n-110-2020-pcm-1868279-1/.

National Curfew Update: Yesterday, June 18, the Peruvian government announced that there will no longer be a separate curfew for specific regions of Peru. The curfew will now be the same throughout Peru: a nightly curfew from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am Monday through Saturday and a compulsory total immobilization on Sundays.

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