Peru Extends State of Emergency, Updates Current Restrictions

On Saturday, July 10, the Peruvian government declared a new extension of the State of National Emergency, now in effect until August 31, 2021.

During a state of emergency, the temporary closure of land borders is ordered, thus suspending the international transport of passengers by land. However, Peruvians and foreign residents may enter the country following the protocols established by the Ministry of Health. Other groups, including travelers for special, political, diplomatic, medical, police, military missions, and personnel sent by other States or international organizations to provide humanitarian aid or international cooperation, are exempt.

As well, the administration updated COVID-19 restrictions and provisions. 

Key Changes
  • Peruvians, resident foreign nationals, and non-resident foreign nationals who enter Peru, regardless of the country of origin, must have a molecular or antigen test with a negative result, following current provisions.
    • Travelers who test positive will have to begin mandatory isolation.
  • Until August 8, 2021, entry is suspended for non-resident foreign nationals from South Africa, Brazil, or India or who have made a stopover in these locations in the last fourteen (14) calendar days.
  • Peruvians and resident foreign nationals who enter Peru from South Africa, Brazil, or India or who have made a stopover in these locations will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine at their home.
  • Three regions remain with the “very high alert level” in force — Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna.
  • From August 1 to August 31, regions will be classified as a “moderate,” “high,” “very high,” and “extreme” alert level.
  • Until August 8, 2021, the mandatory curfew is extended according to the Alert Level.


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