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Dear Valencia Travel family,
We hope you are all keeping safe and well! We can't wait to welcome you back to Peru but in the meantime, we have an update to provide you as per the directive of Peru's Government.
An update regarding coronavirus restrictions that affect travel into, out of, and within the country has been issued. At the time of writing, these restrictions will be in force until at least August 22, 2021.
Arequipa and Moquegua have been designated as Very High Alert Levels, which means:
- A curfew has been imposed between the hours of 10pm and 4am, with commercial establishments having to close their doors by 9pm
- 30% capacity limits apply to general stores, cinemas, theatres, department stores, galleries, places of worship (such as churches and mosques), and gyms
- A 50% capacity limit applies to supermarkets, product supply stores, banks, financial institutions, warehouses, and pharmacies
- 40% capacity limits apply to general business stores, museums, libraries, archaeological monuments, and professionally-organised events
- Outdoor events that include art and theatre displays (such as plays and festivals), and also outdoor restaurants, beer gardens, bars, sporting matches, and zoos and aquariums, have no restrictions unless the expectant crowds are large
Puno, Cusco, Amazonas, and metropolitan Lima, remain on a High Alert level, therefore curfews will begin at midnight and end at 4am, with commercial establishments closing no later than 11pm. For the most part, any capacity restrictions that apply at the Very High Alert level also apply for these areas, but of note is that these areas benefit from an extra 10% capacity across all categories.
Mask use in public places is mandatory by law, and in areas where crowds are expected within close proximity to each other, such as pharmacies, doctors clinics, shopping centres, supermarkets, or other areas of public gathering, double masks must be worn at all times, and while not mandated, it is encouraged that you use a face shield for extra protection.
Non-resident foreigners from Brazil, India, and South Africa, are not allowed entry into Peru until at least the 22nd of August, and those residents who have stopped over in any of these countries, whether for travel or while in transit, must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
Let's beat this virus together, so we can travel again once more!
Your friends at Valencia Travel Cusco