Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Event: Updated Masking Policy (April 29, 2022)
On April 23, the Government of Peru released Supreme Decree N° 041-2022-PCM adjusting the current outdoor masking policy. The decree stipulates that, beginning May 1, wearing a mask while outdoors will be optional in areas with at least 80 percent of the over-60 years of age population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses, and at least 80 percent of the over-12 years of age population vaccinated with two doses. According to Peruvian health authorities, the areas that currently meet these criteria are:
- Metropolitan Lima
- Lima Provinces
In all areas, social distancing and other COVID-19 prevention measures continue to apply. The decree also extended the current health emergency for an additional 30 days, through May 31, 2022.
Actions to Take:
- U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada 1700
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
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