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Peru's Emergency Extends into February 2023

January 16, 2023 • 5:21 pm CST
U.S. CDC Peru 2023
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Embassy in Peru recently confirmed the Government extended a 30-day State of Emergency in selected areas of Peru starting January 15, 2023.  The affected areas include the departments of Cusco, Puno, Lima, and the province of Callao.  

The province of Andahuaylas in the department of Apurimac, the provinces of Tambopata and Tahuamanu in the department of Madre de Dios, the district of Torata, and the province of Mariscal Nieto in the department of Moquegua are included.  

Some national highways are affected, including the Pan-American Highway as well as the Apurimac-Cusco-Arequipa roadway.

For additional details, please see the complete Supreme Decree.

The Embassy suggests U.S. citizens in Peru avoid crowds and demonstrations, comply with instructions from local authorities, and enroll in STEP to receive alerts and messaging from the U.S.  Embassy in Lima.

And for in-country assistance, visit the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru, at Avenida La Encalada cdra, 17 s/n, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima , or contact +51-1-618-2000 and [email protected].

From a health perspective, the U.S. CDC says to check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your healthcare provider at least a month before your trip to Peru to get vaccines or medicines you may need.