Peru recently extended its state of emergency and mandatory lockdown again to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • The state of emergency and lockdown, which were due to end May 24, have been extended until June 30.
  • Curfew hours are 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for all regions except Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Loreto, Ucayali and Ica. Curfew hours in these locations are 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Curfew remains in place for the whole day on Sundays.
  • National borders will remain closed for the duration of the state of emergency.
  • From May 25 onward, individuals can use vehicles to obtain essential items from supermarkets and pharmacies, but only within the districts where the drivers live.

Background: Peru declared the state of emergency in March and announced travel restrictions. The state of emergency was extended for the first time in April, and was extended a second time at the beginning of May.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate continued disruptions to employee mobility and rearrange travel schedules for affected travelers accordingly. 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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