Travel Alert: Travel Advisory for Peru increased from Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution” to Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” (December 20, 20

Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Location: Peru (countrywide)
Event: Travel Advisory for Peru increased from Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution” to Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” (December 20, 2021)

On December 20, 2021, the Department of State announced that the Travel Advisory for Peru has increased from Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution” to Level 3 “Reconsider Travel” due to the ongoing situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please be aware of the following:

Actions to Take:   

  • KN95 masks are required. If you do not have a KN95, double masking is mandatory, with one of the masks being a surgical mask, with a cloth mask on top. 
  • Proof of vaccination is required to enter all enclosed spaces in Peru, including shops, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship.
  • 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.
  • 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/

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