Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Travel Advisory for Peru Increased from Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” to Level 4 “Do Not Travel” (January 25, 2022)
On January 24, the Department of State announced that the Travel Advisory for Peru has increased from Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” to Level 4 “Do Not Travel” due to the ongoing situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please be aware of the following:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Peru.
- The State Department recommends U.S. citizens do not travel to Peru at this time due to COVID-19 and to exercise increased caution in Peru due to crime and terrorism. For more information visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Peru.html
- Should you decide to travel, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive timely alerts about evolving health and safety conditions. Also continue to monitor travel.state.gov, and our social media platforms (@usembassyperu on Twitter and Instagram) for additional information about the evolving situation.
Actions to Take:
- The Government of Peru requires KN95 masks to be worn outside the home. If you do not have a KN95, double masking is mandatory, with one of the masks being a surgical mask, with a cloth mask on top.
- Proof of vaccination is required to enter all enclosed spaces in Peru, including shops, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship.
- Monitor local media for updates. Movement restrictions may be changed unexpectedly and with very short notice.
- Always wear your mask outside. 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.
- Peruvian quarantine regulations may cause travelers who test positive for COVID-19 to miss their originally scheduled flights and shelter in Peru for up to 10 days. There are currently no exceptions for vaccinated individuals.
- Wash your hands frequently, and respect social distancing guidelines.
- Carry a photo ID.
- 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/
If you decide to travel to Peru:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans as needed.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Follow the U.S. Embassy on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the U.S. Embassy webpage.
- Review the Country Security Report for Peru.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- 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.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter