Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Government of Peru Announces Updates to Movement Restrictions (April 9, 2021)
On April 8, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the extension of the current regional alert levels and movement restrictions for an additional week, effective April 12 to April 18, 2021. The Government of Peru also announced that they will update quarantine assessments every three weeks instead of every two weeks.
In Lima and other “Very High” alert areas, curfew will last from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Beaches remain closed. Please refer to https://elperuano.pe/noticia/118507-prorrogan-medidas-hasta-el-domingo-18-de-abril for the full article (in Spanish).
- As a reminder, Peruvian national elections will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The curfew on this day will be at 11:00pm. No alcohol can be bought or sold starting Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 a.m. until Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
- The use of private vehicles is prohibited on Sundays for all alert levels except “Moderate”, and on the Sunday of the election. Walking, taking taxis, and using public transportation is allowed.
Actions to Take:
- Always wear your mask outside, wash your hands frequently, and carry a photo ID. Face masks are required by Peruvian law. You may be fined if you do not wear one or do not comply with curfew and quarantine regulations.
- Continue to check https://diariooficial.elperuano.pe/normas for the latest related Peruvian government decrees.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- See the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage for information about conditions in Peru.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html.
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates: https://step.state.gov/.
- 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
- To receive alerts, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Need help? Email: CASTEP@state.gov.
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