On January 13, 2021, the government of Peru updated its COVID regulations and curfews with the new norms effective January 15, 2021. The government of Peru also indicated that it will reevaluate and adjust these public health measures every 15 days.
The decrees establish regional alert levels of Moderate, High, Very High, and Extreme. Each alert level specifies the curfew hours and sets capacity limits of restaurants, places of worship, casinos, malls, cinemas, and other public spaces. The Metropolitan Lima region, Arequipa, Cusco, and several other regions are currently listed at the High alert level. You can find more information in the decree, online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-disposiciones-establecidas-en-e-decreto-supremo-n-002-2021-pcm-1919609-2/.
In Metropolitan Lima, the daily curfew is from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Private vehicles are prohibited on Sundays.
Beaches in the Lima/Callao Metropolitan area are closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. At the beaches, food and beverages other than water are always prohibited.
You can find more information in the decree, online here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-declara-estado-de-emergencia-nacional-po-decreto-supremo-n-184-2020-pcm-1907451-1/
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media for updates.
- See the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage for information about conditions in Peru.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates at 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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