Peru has banned travelers from Brazil, Europe and South Africa, extending its national state of emergency until Feb. 28 due to COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • Travelers from Brazil, Europe and South Africa will be barred from entry from Jan. 31 until Feb. 28. The ban also applies to foreign nationals who have transited through those areas, even if they are nationals of a different country.
  • Peruvian nationals and permanent residents are exempt from the restrictions.
  • The following Peruvian regions will be under a total lockdown from Jan. 31 until Feb. 14: Ancash, Apurimac, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Ica, Junin, Lima, Pasco and Provincia Constitucional del Callao.
  • The lockdown includes a curfew, the closure of all non-essential businesses, a ban on internal travel and work from home orders.

Additional Information: Peru had previously banned flights from European Union, but flights from Brazil and other countries had been allowed. Flights from Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, the United States and Uruguay are still allowed.

Analysis & Comments: Peru is adding additional restrictions as it faces a spike in COVID-19 infections. The new restrictions will likely slow international travel. The lockdowns, meanwhile, will limit travel and activity within the country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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