Travelers arriving at Lima International Airport, and who intend to stay in a Peruvian province,
, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced on Tuesday.
This measure has been taken following the balance of the first day of compliance with Supreme Decree No. 207-2020-PCM
, which obliges all travelers arriving in Peru —both nationals and foreigners— to quarantine in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion nationwide.
"Within the traceability conducted yesterday, we determined that around 30 passengers —of the 180 who arrive on each flight— have a province as their final destination. If we do the math with this evidence and multiply it by 34 daily flights, in 10 days we would have 10,200 passengers quarantining in Lima, although the Pan American Village
has merely 1,600 beds available," Rigoberto Robles, International Health Department Chief at Callao Region's Health Directorate, told Andina news agency.
"Operationally, this measure cannot be fulfilled," he added.
Given this situation, it has been determined that travelers mandatorily quarantine in their final destinations, strictly complying with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.