Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (April 16, 2021)
On April 14, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the extension of emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions for three weeks due to high levels of COVID-19 spread, effective Monday, April 19 to May 9, 2021.
The Jorge Chavez International airport remains open, and land and air transportation continue with reduced occupancy.
As of April 19, 2021, regions considered on “Extreme Alert” include Amazonas (Chachapoyas), Ancash (Huaraz, Casma, Huarmey), Apurimac (Abancay, Andahuaylas), Arequipa (Caylloma), Ayacucho (Huamanga, Huanta), Cajamarca (Cutervo, Jaen), Callao (Callao), Cusco (Cusco, Anta, La Convención, Quispicanchi, Urubamba), Huancavelica (Huancavelica), Ica (Ica, Nazca,Pisco), Junin (Chanchamayo, Tarma, Yauli), La Libertad (Trujillo, Sanciago de Chuco, Virú), Lambayeque (Chiclayo), Lima (Lima, Barranca, Cañete, Huearal, Huaura), Madre de Dios (Tambopata), Piura (Piura, Sullana), Puno (Puno), San Martín ( Moyobamba, Rioja), Tumbes (Zarumilla), Ucayali (Coronel, Portillo).
There are eight provinces at “High Alert,” 147 provinces at “Very High Alert,” and 41 provinces at “Extreme Alert.” The Government of Peru will update quarantine assessments every three weeks instead of every two weeks.
Additional Details for Extreme risk levels:
- 24-hour curfew on Sundays.
- On Sundays, personal vehicles are prohibited. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
- On all days of the week, restaurants may deliver from 4:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Pharmacy delivery is available 24 hours. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
- Monday – Saturday curfew is 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
- Monday – Saturday, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 40% occupancy. Restaurants are open at 30% occupancy. Banks are open at 40% occupancy. Salons, spas, and barbershops at 40% occupancy by appointment.
- Beaches remain closed. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, and churches are closed.
- Open-air team sports and club activities are prohibited.
Please refer to https://elperuano.pe/noticia/118880-extienden-las-medidas-restrictivas for the full article (in Spanish). For current restrictions and most recent decree from the Government of Peru (through April 18, 2021) please refer to https://www.gob.pe/12365-coronavirus-medidas-para-enfrentar-la-pandemia-segun-nivel-de-alerta-y-region.
Actions to Take:
- Always wear your mask outside, wash your hands frequently, and carry a photo ID. 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.
- Continue to check https://diariooficial.elperuano.pe/normas for the latest related Peruvian government decrees.
- 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
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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