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The Government of Peru has issued an update regarding coronavirus restrictions, which will be in force until at least August 22, 2021. A Very High Alert level has been assigned to the areas of Arequipa and Moquegua, meaning:
- A strict curfew has been imposed between the hours of 10pm and 4am the following day, with commercial establishments needing to close by 9pm at the latest
- 30% capacity limits pertain to cinemas, general stores, department stores, art galleries, gyms, places of worship, and casinos
- Banks, financial institutions, pharmacies, warehouses, product supply stores, and supermarkets may have a maximum capacity of 50%
- 40% capacity limits are in place for professional events, general business stores, and places of culture (such as museums, libraries, and archaeological monuments)
- For open space events, such as performing arts, outdoor restaurants, sports facilities and games, and zoos, no restrictions apply except for large gatherings at big events and festivals.
Areas such as Cusco, Puno, Amazonas, and metropolitan Lima, have been issued with a High Alert level, meaning curfews begin at midnight and end at 4am the next day, with commercial establishments having to close by 11pm at the latest. Most capacity restrictions that apply at the Very High Alert level apply for these areas also, however, these areas benefit from an extra 10% capacity across all categories.
It is important to note that the use of masks in public is mandatory, and in crowded areas such as shopping centres, supermarkets, markets, and pharmacies, a double mask must be worn. The Government of Peru also recommends that you wear a face shield.
Non-resident foreigners from India, Brazil and South Africa, are not allowed entry into Peru until July 31st, and those residents who have stopped over in any of these countries must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to beating this virus together.
Your friends at Valencia Travel Cusco