Alert: Resumption of Flights to the United States and Changes to Quarantine Restrictions, Peru (October 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Resumption of direct flights to the U.S.: On October 21, the government of Peru approved flights of up to eight hours in duration to destinations throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Beginning on November 1, travelers will be able to take direct flights to U.S. destinations including: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, and New York. Other destinations will include Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Mexico. Travelers should work directly with travel providers to book flights to these destinations. For more information see (in Spanish): Ministerial Resolution 0727-2020-MTC/01.

Changes to quarantine restrictions: On October 21, the government of Peru also announced changes to current quarantine restrictions. Sunday quarantine is no longer in effect in areas previously subject to the all-day quarantine, while the use of personal vehicles on Sundays is still restricted throughout the country. Land borders will reopen gradually. Religious services may resume at 1/3 capacity, and beaches will reopen Monday through Thursday. The 11:00 p.m. nightly curfew remains in effect nationwide. For more information see (in Spanish): Supreme Decree 170-2020-PCM.

Voting reminder: U.S. citizens in Peru: your vote matters! Make sure you vote absentee before your home state’s deadline.  We can collect and postmark your Ballot Return and FWAB Postage-Paid Return Envelope at the U.S. embassy in Lima on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. but many states allow you to return your ballot by email or fax.  Check your state’s deadlines and rules at https://www.fvap.gov/.  If your state accepts ballots by fax, consider the FVAP fax service for overseas voters.  You can email your ballot to fax@fvap.gov and FVAP will fax your ballot to your local election board for you.  You must complete this cover sheet and include it with your email: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/coversheet.pdf. #Vote2020

Repatriation update: To date, approximately 13,760 U.S. citizens have departed Peru on repatriation flights. The last repatriation flight currently scheduled to depart Peru to the United States (Solange Reps/Viva Air) will depart on Monday, October 26, and is sold out.

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