Health Alert: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (May 10, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (May 10, 2021)

On May 8, 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, May 10, 2021 to May 30, 2021.

The Jorge Chavez International airport remains open, and domestic land and air transportation continue with reduced occupancy.

As of May 10, 2021, Lima and Callao are now considered on “Very High Alert.”

Regions considered on “Extreme Alert” include Amazonas (Chachapoyas), Ancash (Huarmey), Apurimac (Abancay, Chincheros, y Grau), Arequipa (Islaya), Ayacucho (Huamanga, Huanta, y La Mar), Cajamarca (Hualgayoc), Cusco (Cusco, Anta, Canchis), Huancavelica (Tayacaja), Huanuco (Ambo y Leoncio Prado), Ica (Chincha), Junin (Chanchamayo, Concepcion, Jauja, Satipo, Tarma, Yauli), La Libertad (Virú), Lambayeque (Chiclayo y Lambayeque), Madre de Dios (Tambopata), Pasco (Oxapampa), Puno (Melgar, Puno, San Roman, Yunguyo), San Martín (Bellavista y Lamas).

The Loreto region is considered “High Alert.”

The Government of Peru will update quarantine assessments every three weeks instead of every two weeks.

Additional Details for Extreme Alert levels:

  • Monday-Saturday curfew is 9:00p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Sunday curfew is 24 hours.
  • 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, 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.  Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 20% occupancy.
  • Beaches remain closed.
  • Open-air team sports and club activities are prohibited.

Additional Details for Very High Alert levels:

  • Monday-Sunday curfew is 9:00p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • 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, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 50% occupancy.  Restaurants are open at 40% occupancy.  Banks are open at 50% occupancy.  Salons, spas, and barbershops at 40% occupancy by appointment.    Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 30% occupancy.
  • Beaches remain closed.
  • Open-air team sports and club activities are prohibited.

Additional Details for all alert levels

For current restrictions and most recent decree from the Government of Peru (through May 30, 2021) please refer to https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-los-articulos-8-y-14-del-decret-decreto-supremo-n-092-2021-pcm-1951257-1/.

Actions to Take:

  • 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.  There are currently no exceptions for vaccinated individuals.
  • Double masks are required, and face shields are recommended in highly populated indoor areas such as shopping malls, department stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores. You will not be permitted to enter without them.
  • Wash your hands frequently, and respect social distancing guidelines.
  • Carry a photo ID.
  • 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/

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