Health Alert: Government of Peru Extends COVID Regulations and Curfews, Peru (February 11, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Government of Peru Extends COVID Regulations and Curfews, Peru (February 11, 2021)

On February 10, ​2021, the government of Peru announced the extension of emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions due to high levels of COVID-19 spread for an additional 14 days until February 28 in ​32 provinces of 17 regions of Peru.  Regions considered on “Extreme Alert” include the city of Lima, Lima ​metropolitan region, Callao, Áncash, Pasco, Ica, Huánuco, Junín, Huancavelica, and Apurímac, and selected provinces of other regions.  Other regions ​of Peru are at lower alert levels.  The government of Peru indicated it would reevaluate and adjust these public health measures every 15 days.

Each alert level specifies curfew hours​, vehicle movement restrictions, and ​occupancy limits of restaurants, places of worship, casinos, malls, cinemas, and other public spaces. You can find more information here (in Spanish):  https://elperuano.pe/noticia/115081-gobierno-extiende-por-14-dias-mas-cuarentena-en-regiones-de-nivel-extremo

In Metropolitan Lima ​and other areas of extreme alert, the curfew lasts ​24 hours, but individuals are allowed outside for one hour to go to the supermarket, bank, pharmacy, medical care, and exercise from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..  Beaches are closed with limited exceptions. Restaurants are open only for delivery.  Private vehicles are prohibited ​without an official permit.  Please continue to check https://diariooficial.elperuano.pe/normas for the latest decrees.

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