Alert: Arequipa, Ica, Iquitos, Paracas, Pisco, Nazca and Tacna Regional Flights and Quarantine Movement Restrictions, Peru (April 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 5,600 Americans. Two flights will depart today from Lima with passengers from Arequipa, Ica, Iquitos, Lima, Paracas, Pisco, Nazca, and Tacna. No flights are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7.  We are aware that U.S. citizens remain in Lima and other regions of Peru, and have not forgotten you. We are exploring every option to get you home to the United States. We continue to place special emphasis on the repatriation of elderly and medically vulnerable travelers.

Peruvian security forces are strictly enforcing quarantine movement restrictions, including a gender-based rotation for limited routine business such as grocery shopping, pharmacy runs, and banking. Today, Wednesday, and Friday, only men can leave their residences for limited business, with women allowed to conduct limited business on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Peruvian security forces are instructed to respect the rights of transgender and non-gender binary individuals.

We encourage everyone to comply with the Peruvian Government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities. Limit your time outside and carry your identification and phone. Wear a facemask while out in public. Some regional governments, such as Cusco, follow a stricter interpretation of Peru’s quarantine guidance.  Land travel out of Cusco is restricted. Individuals traveling by bus from Cusco to Lima or other destinations are advised to use extreme caution, as travelers may be detained. Confirmed travelers should carry a copy of their flight confirmation email and transit letter in paper or electronic copies when traveling to rally points.

For more information on Peru’s national quarantine, check out the embassy’s COVID-19 page.

We are working hard to bring #AmericansHome.

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