Health Alert: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (October 18, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide)   

Event: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (October 18, 2021)

On October 18, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the extension of emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions due to COVID-19, effective Monday, October 18 to Sunday October 31, 2021.

The Jorge Chavez International airport in Lima remains open, and domestic land and air transportation continue with reduced occupancy ​in all other regions of the country.

From November 15, 2021, all passengers older than 45 years of age using commercial transportation to travel between provinces by land must present proof of vaccination to travel.

Air Travel Restrictions: 

  • Peruvians, resident foreigners, and non-resident foreigners entering Peruvian national territory must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 72 hours) prior to boarding an incoming flight to Peru, in accordance with current health regulations.  Proof of vaccination is not required.
  • Effective through October 31, 2021, Peruvian citizens and permanent residents who have traveled from or transited through South Africa must quarantine in their home, lodging, or isolated space for a period of 14 days.
  • Effective through October 31, 2021, all non-Peruvian citizens and non-permanent residents who are traveling from or transiting through South Africa are barred from entering Peru.

​As of October 18, 2021, all regions of Peru are considered as “Moderate Alert.”

Additional Details for Moderate Alert levels:     

  • Monday-Sunday curfew is 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • On all days of the week, restaurants may deliver from 4:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.  Pharmacy delivery is available 24 hours. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
  • Beaches are open.
  • Monday – Sunday, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 60% occupancy.  Restaurants are open at 60% occupancy.  Banks are open at 60% occupancy.  Salons, spas, and barbershops at 50% occupancy by appointment.  Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 50% occupancy.

Additional Details for all alert levels

For current restrictions and the most recent decree from the Government of Peru (through October 31, 2021) please refer to (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-el-decreto-supremo-n-184-2020-decreto-supremo-n-163-2021-pcm-2002063-4/.

 Actions to Take:   

  • 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.  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.
  • 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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