Alert: Upcoming Flight, Repatriation Update, and Modifications to Peruvian Quarantine Measures, Peru (September 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Upcoming Repatriation Flights: Repatriation flight departing today September 18, 2020 with GSV Travel, Lima to Miami (MIA) operated by Delta Airlines is sold out. There are no additional flights schedule for September. The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights in October. We will continue to announce all viable travel options through these email alerts.

Repatriation Update: To date, approximately 13,369 U.S. citizens have departed Peru on repatriation flights.  All repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States.

Modification of Quarantine Restrictions: On September 17, Peruvian President, Martin Vizcarra, signed a supreme decree modifying previously enacted quarantine measures which will be effective starting Sunday, September 20. The following are modification established by this new decree:

  • For regions not under quarantine: Starting on Monday, September 21, the mandatory nightly curfew will be shortened by one hour and now will be from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Monday to Sunday. In addition, the all-day Sunday quarantine in these regions will be lifted. However, the prohibition of circulation of private vehicles on Sundays will remain in place.
  • For regions that continue to be under quarantine: The daily curfew will continue to be from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. and the all-day Sunday quarantine and private vehicle circulation will remain in place.
  • For ALL regions: Certain previous measures will remain in place. Prohibition of social gatherings of any kind, including in the home with family, will remain in place. Children under 14 years old are permitted to be outside of their residence for 30 minutes per day but must be accompanied by an adult and not walk further than 500 meters from their residence. At all other times, children must remain indoors with the exception of an emergency. Adults over 65-year old and high-risk individuals must remain in quarantine and cannot leave their residence with the exception of going to the grocery store, bank or pharmacy. The use of a face masks is always required while in public, and individuals must maintain social distance of at least one meter.
  • Please note that event during quarantine hours, individuals are allowed outside their residence to seek urgent medical attention, for an emergency due to risk of life or health, or to acquire medications.

Quarantine Areas As Modified: (effective September 20, 2020): Amazonas (Chachapoyas, Condorcanqui, and Utcubamba); Ancash (Santa, Casma, Huaraz, and Huarmey); Apurimac (Abancay); Ayacucho (Huamanga, Huanta, Lucanas, and Parinacochas); Cajamarca (Cajamarca); Cusco (entire region); Huancavelica (Huancavelica); Huánuco (Huánuco, Leoncio Prado, Puerto Inca); Ica (Ica, Pisco); Junin (Huancayo, Satipo); Lima (Huaral); Madre de Dios (Tambopata); Moquegua (entire region); Pasco (Pasco and Oxapampa); Puno (entire region); and Tacna (entire region). Trujilloin La Libertad has been removed from the quarantine list, but the Sunday all-day quarantine will remain in place.

We encourage all U.S. citizens in the aforementioned areas 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. While security check points are no longer active, the police are enforcing curfew restrictions.  Violators are subject to arrest and/or fines.

For more information (in Spanish) on the quarantine modification, please see Supreme Decree 151-2020-PCM, which can be found here in Spanish: https://www.gob.pe/institucion/pcm/normas-legales/1199971-151-2020-pcm. For previously enacted quarantine measures, please see (in Spanish) Supreme Decree 146-2020-PCM which can be found here: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-el-decreto-supremo-n-116-2020-decreto-supremo-n-146-2020-pcm-1880528-1/

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