Alert: Flight Update & Request for Information – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event:  To date, approximately 2,800 Americans have departed Peru.  Two flights will be departing today, one each from Lima and Cusco.  Buses bringing U.S. citizens from the Ica region (Ica City, Pisco, and Paracas) are currently en route to Lima for the citizens’ return to the United States. A similar operation will bring travelers from the Trujillo area to Lima tomorrow. The approximately 120 Americans repatriated from Arequipa have now reached the United States.

We are aware of cases in which Americans were placed under quarantine in facilities where they are staying.  Quarantine measures due to the outbreak of COVID-19 are enforced by Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA), and exceptions are not made for international tourists.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung and Chargé d’affaires Denison Offutt spoke with Peruvian government officials at the highest levels to address the issue.  We are working to ensure that travelers placed under quarantine have access to appropriate food and healthy living conditions. In the meantime, we remind all U.S. citizens to adhere to the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures.

If you still seek our assistance in returning to the United States, and HAVE NOT already done so, we ask that you please fill out this online flight registration form immediately for EACH member of your party so that we can continue to assist you.

U.S. Embassy Lima – Repatriation Flight Registration (https://bit.ly/3bx5ons)

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