Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Government of Peru Asks Foreigners to Update Information to be Included in Vaccine Registry (April 9, 2021)
On April 4, 2021, Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced a new national vaccine strategy aimed at vaccinating populations by district and province by age group. This plan will take effect on April 16, 2021. Foreign residents including U.S. citizens will be vaccinated. At vaccination sites, Peru’s civil registry RENIEC will assist with issuing identity documents for those who lack Peruvian identity documentation. For more information, see (in Spanish): https://www.gob.pe/institucion/minsa/noticias/376735-nueva-estrategia-cobertura-territorial-de-vacunacion-anti-covid-19-comunicado-n-479.
On April 6, 2021, the Peru’s Ministry of Migration (Migraciones) reminded foreign residents, including U.S. citizens to maintain updated information in their system, noting that this information is used to develop Peru’s national COVID-19 vaccination registry. For more information on the announcement, please refer to the following websites (in Spanish).
Actions to Take:
- Review the announcement and update your information at https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/.
- Monitor Peru’s Ministry of Health for updates https://www.gob.pe/minsa.
- 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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