Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Updates to Government of Peru Quarantine and Movement Restrictions (September 20, 2021)
On September 17, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the extension of emergency self-quarantine and movement restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021. On September 19, 2021, the Government of Peru clarified its COVID-19 testing policy to emphasize that a molecular test result is still required to enter Peru.
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.
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 thru September 19, 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 thru September 19, 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 September 17, 2021, there are no regions considered on “Very High Alert” and beaches nationwide remain open.
Regions considered on “High Alert” are Satipo and Oxapampa.
Regions considered as “Moderate Alert” are the remaining provinces that are not previously listed above. Curfew for these areas is 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Additional Details for High Alert levels:
- Monday-Sunday curfew is 11:00a.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.
- Monday – Sunday, supermarkets and grocery stores are open at 50% occupancy. Restaurants are open at 50% occupancy. Banks are open at 60% occupancy. Salons, spas, and barbershops at 40% occupancy by appointment. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 40% occupancy.
Additional Details for Moderate Alert levels:
- Monday – Sunday curfew is 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
- On all days of the week, restaurants may deliver from 4:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. Pharmacy delivery is available 24 hours. Taking taxis and public transportation is allowed.
- 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 60% occupancy by appointment. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, churches are open at 50% occupancy.
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.
- 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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