Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Travel Advisory for Peru Decreases from Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” to Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution” (October 5, 2021)
On October 4, 2021, the Department of State announced that the Travel Advisory for Peru has decreased from Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” to Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution” corresponding with the CDC Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to the moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.
Please be aware of the following:
- Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-2/coronavirus-peru
- Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines
- The State Department recommends U.S. citizens exercising increased caution when traveling to Peru due to COVID-19, crime, and terrorism. For more information visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Peru.html
- Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Peru: https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
- Should you decide to travel, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive timely alerts about evolving health and safety conditions. Also continue to monitor travel.state.gov, and our social media platforms (@usembassyperu on Twitter and Instagram) for additional information about the evolving situation.
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.
- 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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