Event: Updated Interprovincial Movement Restrictions (February 28, 2021) and Proper Use of Facemask (March 3, 2021)
Updates to Movements Restrictions:
On February 27, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the adjustment of international and regional travel restrictions. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications extended the suspension of passenger flights from destinations with a travel time of more than eight hours, as well as flights to/from Europe and Brazil. You can find more information in the Ministerial Resolution 174-2021-MTC/01 here: https://www.gob.pe/institucion/mtc/normas-legales/1723527-174-2021-mtc-01 and https://www.gob.pe/institucion/mtc/noticias/344313-mtc-prorroga-suspension-de-vuelos-procedentes-de-europa-y-brasil.
On February 24, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the readjustment of regional alert levels, the lifting the general quarantine and imposing new curfew hours, effective from March 1 to March 14, 2021. For more information see here: https://elperuano.pe/noticia/115961-gobierno-levanta-cuarentena-y-dispone-toque-de-queda.
Restrictions to interprovincial land transportation from March 1 to March 14, 2021 include:
- Interprovincial land transportation in extreme level regions, proof of a negative antigen or molecular COVID-19 test is required 72 hours in advance of trips longer than five hours. Buses may fill to 100% occupancy with passengers seated.
- Interprovincial land transportation less than five hours of travel does not require proof of a negative antigen or molecular COVID-19 test. Bus occupancy is limited to 50% with passengers seated next to the windows.
- For Interprovincial air travel between destinations in extreme alert areas, proof of a negative molecular or antigen test result is required 72 hours before boarding the flight.
For more information: https://www.gob.pe/9862-coronavirus-medidas-y-recomendaciones-para-viajes-interprovinciales-terrestres-durante-la-emergencia-nacional and https://www.gob.pe/institucion/mtc/noticias/344287-transporte-interprovincial-se-reactiva-en-todo-el-pais-desde-el-1-de-marzo.
Proper Use of the Facemask
On March 3, the Council of Ministers’ publicized proper use of the face mask together with other measures such as hand washing, disinfection, and social distancing, as the first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on how to properly use a facemask visit: https://www.gob.pe/institucion/pcm/noticias/344833-gobierno-aprueba-medidas-por-s-800-millones-para-reactivar-economia-y-anuncia-inicio-de-vacunacion-de-adultos-mayores.
Actions to Take:
- Always wear your mask outside and carry a photo ID.
- 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
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Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima
- State Department – Consular Affairs
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- 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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