Yesterday’s announcement of measures being taken to attack the huge rise in COVID infections across Peru was done in a very haphazard and seemingly unplanned way so I decided it was necessary to present the announcements in a clearer, more organized way based on information published by the office of the President very late last night.
These measures go into effect tomorrow (Friday, January 15) through January 31, but will be evaluated every two weeks to see if changes need to be made.
The country’s regions were separated into three different levels: moderate, high, and very high levels of concern.
[Note: The official decree has yet to be published so it is possible that there might be some alterations before tomorrow.]
Regions: Amazonas, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali
Curfew hours: 11 pm to 4 am
Gyms, Theaters, Casinos, etc. – maximum 40% capacity
Commercial stores – maximum 50% capacity
Restaurants – maximum 60% capacity
Churches – maximum 30% capacity
Regions: Arequipa, Apurimac, Cajamarca, Callao, Metro Lima, Cusco, Huánuco, La Libertad, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno, Tumbes
Curfew Hours: 9 pm to 4 am
Gyms, Theaters, Casinos, etc. – maximum 30% capacity
Commercial stores – maximum 40% capacity
Restaurants – maximum 50% capacity
Churches – maximum 20% capacity
No use of private cars allowed on Sundays.
Very High Level
Regions: Ancash, Ica, Junín, Lambayeque, Lima Provinces, Piura, Tacna
Curfew Hours: 7 pm to 4 am
Gyms, Theaters, Casinos, etc. – maximum 20% capacity
Commercial stores – maximum 30% capacity
Restaurants – maximum 40% capacity
Churches – maximum 10% capacity
Sundays are under a complete curfew.
Other Measures Announced
Beaches will remain closed.
Flights from Europe will continue to be restricted.
All international arrivals still are required to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival, but may take COVID test on the sixth day of quarantine. If it comes back negative, they will be released from quarantine requirements.
All international arrivals must present a negative PCR COVID test upon entering the country.