Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Updates to Movement Restrictions and Extension of Health Emergency (February 25, 2021)
Extension of the State of Emergency:
On February 24, 2021, the Government of Peru announced the readjustment of regional alert levels, the lifting of general quarantine, and the imposition of new curfew hours, effective from March 1 to March 14, 2021.
Regions in “Extreme Alert” include the city of Lima (Lima Metropolitan region, Callao, Huaura, Barranca, Huarochiri and Huaral) and some regions within Áncash (Huaraz), Ayacucho (Huamanga), Cusco (Canchis), Huancavelica (Huancavelica and Tayacaja), Huánuco (Huánuco), Ica (Ica and Chincha), Junín (Huancayo, Tarma, Chanchamayo, Satipo, Chupaca), Loreto (Maynas), Moquegua (Ilo), Pasco (Oxapampa), Puno (Puno), and Tacna (Tacna). Other provinces and departments remain in “Very High Alert” and “High Alert” with lesser movement and capacity restrictions.
In areas of “Extreme alert,” the curfew lasts from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and all-day Sunday.
Some facilities including restaurants, banks, pharmacies, stores, salons, and tourist sites may open with limited occupancy. Other facilities including gyms, casinos, beaches, and places of worship remain closed. Interprovincial transport is now open subject to capacity limitations. You can find more information here (in Spanish): https://elperuano.pe/noticia/115961-gobierno-levanta-cuarentena-y-dispone-toque-de-queda.
Extension of Health Emergency:
On February 19, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency for another 180 days, from March 7 to September 2. You can find more information here (in Spanish): https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-prorroga-la-emergencia-sanitaria-declara-decreto-supremo-n-009-2021-minsa-1929103-4/.
Actions to Take:
- Always wear your mask outside and carry a photo ID.
- 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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