Alert: August 14 Repatriation Flight, State of Emergency Extension, and Domestic Travel Restrictions, Peru (August 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Repatriation Flights:  All repatriation flights are intended ​only for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States from Peru.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should purchase a ticket NOW.   DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning or denied boarding by Peruvian government authorities prior to exiting the country.  Visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration ​confirming your emergency need to depart Peru.  International borders remain closed for the near future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.

The following repatriation flight is scheduled at this time:

Solange Reps Travel Agency: Private tour operator Solange Reps is planning a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 14. The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/ppQuaFjt.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to +1-786-387-0000 or +51-952-396-417 or visiting their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

Peru’s State of Emergency Extension:  On Friday, July 31, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a supreme decree extending Peru’s national state of emergency through Monday, August 31.  Lima, and most regions of Peru, are designated as non-quarantine areas.  Personal movement is not restricted during non-curfew hours Monday through Sunday.  The mandatory nightly curfew will continue from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM.  Individuals may only leave their residence during curfew hours for a medical emergency.  Exceptions are in place for the following regions, where quarantine measures (including the all-day Sunday curfew) continue with a mandatory nightly curfew from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM.  Individuals within quarantine areas may leave their residence during non-curfew hours to purchase food, pharmaceutical items, or visit the bank.  Shopping is limited to only one person per family.

  • Amazonas (only the provinces of Bagua, Condorcanqui, and Utcubamba)
  • Áncash (only the provinces of Casma, Huaraz, and Santa)
  • Apurímac (only the provinces of Abancay and Andahuaylas)
  • Arequipa (entire region)
  • Cajamarca (only the provinces of Cajamarca, Jaén, and San Ignacio)
  • Cusco (only the provinces of Cusco and La Convención)
  • Huancavelica (only the province of Huancavelica)
  • Huánuco (entire region)
  • Ica (entire region)
  • Junín (entire region)
  • Madre de Dios (only the province of Tambopata)
  • Moquegua (only the provinces of Ilo and Mariscal Nieto)
  • Puno (only the provinces of Puno and San Román)
  • San Martín (entire region)
  • Tacna (only the province of Tacna)

Throughout Peru, parades, parties, civic and religious activities, and all large gatherings remain suspended.  Commercial businesses that open must continue to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity and ensure the necessary sanitation and preventative measures are in place.  Peru’s international borders remain closed with the exception of repatriation flights.  Continue to limit your time outside, carry your identification and phone, maintain social distancing, and remember that the use of a facemask is required in public.

Domestic Travel Restrictions:  Travel by air and by land is prohibited to and from quarantine areas.  U.S. citizens traveling from or through restricted areas for a repatriation flight should email PeruRepatriations@state.gov ​at least 24 hours prior to traveling to Lima for more information.  We encourage all U.S. citizens to comply with the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities.

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