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Peru to Remove Mandatory Outdoor Mask Requirements for Some Regions

Yesterday the Council of Ministers announced that the use of masks will not be mandatory in regions where vaccinations have reached more than 80% in the third dose in people over 60 years old and more than 80% in the second dose in people over 12 years old. This will be only in open places …

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New Rules Published for April

The Peruvian government issued Supreme Decree N° 030-2022-PCM extending the State of National Emergency “due to the circumstances affecting people’s life and health” as a consequence of COVID-19 and establishing new measures for the reestablishment of social coexistence for the term of 30 calendar days, starting April 1, 2022. The most important change is the …

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Three Vaccine Dose Requirement Coming to Peru

Last night the Ministry of Health released the following press release: All citizens over 18 years of age must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter any public or private establishment, as agreed tonight in the Council of Ministers at the proposal of the Ministry of Health (Minsa). Minister Hernán Condori …

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New Rules Published Minutes Before Going Into Effect (Again)

Peru’s Castillo administration once again published new rules for the country a few minutes before they went into effect last night. Supreme Decree 005-2022-PCM goes into effect today and will last through January 30. Under the new Decree, eighteen more provinces were added to the High Risk Alert Level designation thanks to the rapid spread …

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COVID Spreading Fast Across Cusco

The Cusco region is easily the leading tourist destination in Peru and one of the top destinations in South America and the world largely because of Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is spreading at an incredible rate faster than at any time in the past seven months with no signs of slowing down. As of this …

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Major New Requirements for People Over Age 50 Coming to Peru

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced that, beginning January 23, people over the age of 50 will have to provide documentation of having received three vaccine doses to enter enclosed spaces. “In the case of people over 50 years of age, they should present their booster dose, because this pandemic affects the unvaccinated and people …

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Cusco Reports First Confirmed Omicron Case

Cusco’s Regional Government reported this last night: CUSCO RECORDS FIRST CASE OF OMICRON VARIANT COVID-19GERESA provides epidemiological fence and contact tracing of affected patient in San Jeronimo district. The Regional Health Management (GERESA) confirmed the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the Cusco region, according to information provided by the National Institute …

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More High Risk Provinces with More Restrictions

The Prime Minister and several Ministers made new announcements as the third COVID wave is now moving across Peru that go into effect on January 7 according to the officially published Supreme Decree No. 002-2022-PCM. As of now, the new rules will be in place until January 16. The Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced …

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COVID in Peru at the End of 2021

As is happening across the world, there are signs that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Peru. Despite the lack of Omicron-specific data being published by Peru’s Ministry of Health (Minsa), it is apparent that this variant is spreading rapidly very, very fast here just as it is everywhere else. Positivity Rates …

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