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Peru: Health Min streamlines discharge procedure for international travelers in quarantine

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Health of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Health of Peru

13:20 | Lima, Feb. 2.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) streamlined the procedure to be followed by travelers who arrive in Peru and wish to shorten their mandatory quarantine period by proving that they are not infected with COVID-19, the sector reported on Tuesday.

The government agency affirmed that each traveler —who comes from overseas— must comply with a 14-day quarantine.

However, this mandatory isolation period can be reduced to 6 days if the traveler proves not to be infected with coronavirus and receives an epidemiological discharge.

Before this mechanism was implemented, sending an e-mail to said ministry attaching the document issued by a molecular laboratory was necessary to confirm a negative result from the COVID-19 detection test, as well as awaiting a response from the State-run agency.

Now, the epidemiological discharge document will be generated and sent automatically to the e-mail address provided by users at the laboratory where the test was conducted in case the result is negative.

Minsa reminded citizens that it will be the strict responsibility of each traveler to sign up at the laboratory where the test is conducted. 

The information must include the same data registered in the Health Affidavit of the Migratory Control System. Otherwise, it will not be possible to validate the molecular test results.

(END) NDP/LIT/MVB

Published: 2/2/2021
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