Alert: Eastern Airlines Flights April 18, 20, and 21; Medical and Visa Updates for U.S. Citizens, Peru (April 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Eastern Airlines is offering three additional flights pending sufficient booking interest and Peruvian government approval, one flight each day on April 18, 20, and 21.  To purchase tickets, click on this link: https://goeasternair.com, call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800.

Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. Embassy of a possible charter flight from Lima to Miami on Sunday, April 19.  To express interest, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/Ldgy3FxBDEsPPZXZ8.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight, nor is it payable through a U.S. government repatriation loan.   Solange Reps will contact interested travelers directly with further details, and may be reached by phone at +1 (786) 387-0000 or +51-952-396-417.

Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced April 10 that regularly scheduled repatriation flights will end on Tuesday, April 21.  Emergency flights after April 21 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approvals will be reserved only for exceptional circumstances.  We urge U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to take advantage of all viable options.  If you cannot board an upcoming flight, be prepared to remain in Peru until the country’s government ends its nationwide restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you are running low on your medications, Peru’s Ministry of Health maintains a web portal (https://bit.ly/3erY7HL) that allows users to search for prescription medication by name and verify the pharmacies in Peru that carry the medication.  You can initiate a search by brand name or active ingredient.  The U.S. Embassy recommends calling pharmacies in advance to confirm operating hours and that your specific medication is in stock.

The Peruvian government issued a decree on April 3 automatically extending the legal stay for all foreigners until the state of emergency is over.  Once the government of Peru lifts the quarantine, all international tourists will have 45 calendar days to leave the country.  Currently, Peru is not processing visa extensions or charging fines for those who overstay their visa as a result of COVID-19.

Our team continues its dedicated effort to bring #AmericansHome.

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