Peru Travel and Life

21 April – Peru to Remove Mandatory Outdoor Mask Requirements for Some Regions; Interestingly, despite a 48-hour lockdown in Peru’s leading tourist region, the Council of Ministers yesterday apparently ignored all the issues that caused the strike and are which are likely to result in an even larger strike on Monday if the government ignores the issues.

20 April – Despite the end of the 48-hour regional strike in Cusco yesterday, a new indefinite strike is looming for next Monday if the many associations involved believe the government is not meeting their demands.

What’s New in the News!

COVID and Health News

  • Peru to Remove Mandatory Outdoor Mask Requirements for Some Regions
  • Peru Reaches 50.1% of the Population With 3 Doses of COVID Vaccine
  • Minister of Health: Masks Will Continue to be Mandatory
  • New Rules Published for April; 3 Vaccines Requirement
  • Three Vaccine Dose Requirement Coming to Peru
  • Peru Removes All Capacity Limits
  • Health Ministry to Propose End to Capacity Controls
  • New Rules for Peru Begin Today
  • Minsa Changes Vaccination Booster Recommendation
  • Last Few Days Have Seen Signs of COVID Improvements Across Peru
  • EsSalud Reports Child COVID Cases Up Nearly 50%
  • Omicron Now Dominates Cusco as Cases Skyrocket
  • Vaccinated People Under 60 and Without Comorbidities Will Have Fewer Isolation Days
  • Almost All COVID Cases in Lima are Omicron
  • Council of Ministers Publish Charts on New Rules
  • New Rules Published Minutes Before Going Into Effect (Again)
  • COVID Cases Exploding Among Younger Adults
  • Major New Requirements for People Over Age 50 Coming to Peru
  • More Provinces Added to High Risk Alert Level
  • COVID Quarantine Time Reduced in Lima and Callao

Tourism News

  • Cusco Regional Strike Could Soon Re-emerge Even Worse
  • Cusco Regional Strike Continues Today
  • Cusco Meetings End with Government Announcement, but No Agreement from the Strikers Yet
  • Complete Shutdown of Cusco Region Begins Today
  • Cruise Ships to Return to Peru
  • Cusco Protest Quickly Expands for April 18-19
  • Another Protest Strike Coming to Cusco April 18-19
  • Strikes, Protests, and Closures Continue Across Peru
  • Transportation Strike Updates (April 7)
  • Lima/Callao Lockdown Lifted Early; Protests Rock Lima
  • Lima and Callao Under Lockdown Today
  • Government Creates “Commission” to Dialogue With Transportation Strikers
  • The Latest on What Roads are Blocked in the Transportation Strike
  • Transportation Strike Still Blocks Much of Peru
  • Cusco’s Rainbow Mountain is Closed
  • Peru Extends Ban on Flights From South Africa
  • US Embassy Press Release About Hallucinogens in Peru
  • Land Borders To Open Soon?
  • US: Peru Moved to “No Travel” Level 4
  • Machu Picchu to Receive 1.1 Million Visitors in 2022
  • COVID Testing at the Lima Airport
  • Huge Travel and Mobility Restrictions in Peru Announced

Government, Economics, and Political News

  • President, Council of Ministers Meet in Cusco to Address Issues
  • Council of Minister Meets and Ignores Major Issues in Peru
  • Fifth Government Cabinet of Ministers Coming Soon?
  • Congress Approves Law Eliminating Tax on Some Basic Food Items
  • Castillo Approval Drops to Record Low
  • Newly Sworn In Minister of Health Faces Possible Congressional Censure
  • Datum Poll on Peruvians and the Economy
  • Regional Governors Ask for Major Cabinet Changes
  • Vladimir Cerrón, Leader of Peru Libre, Calls for Control of the Media
  • Another Protest Planned for Cusco on April 18-19
  • President Castillo Faces Removal Once Again
  • Another Minister With a Controversial Past
  • Vice Minister of MTC Resigns
  • Dismal Polling for the Castillo Administration
  • Another Scandal Immediately Comes Up For the Castillo Administration
  • Peruvian Cabinet 4.0 Announced
  • Peru About to Get Another Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Peru has Its Third Prime Minister in Five Months
  • Another Major Crisis in the Castillo Administration
  • Latest Poll on President Castillo and His Administration

Other News

  • Peruvian Team Named for Final Two World Cup Qualifying Matches
  • Final Two Games for World Cup Qualifying Are Set
  • State of Emergency Declared for Lima and Callao
  • New Hours for Lima Public Transportation
  • Beaches, Lakes, River Banks, and Pools to be Closed
  • Cellular Plans to Allow Free Roaming Across Andean Community
  • Ipsos Survey: Most Peruvians Think the Country is Disunited





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