Alert: June 10 Repatriation Flight, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Upcoming Flights: Eastern Airlines flight 340 from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, is sold out. Ticketed passengers should meet at the U.S. Embassy (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima) tomorrow, June 10, at 9:00 a.m. Travelers should also carefully read the section about Grupo 8 Airbase, below. Another Eastern Airlines flight is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24. These flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). For more information, visit https://goeasternair.com, call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. 

Solange Reps: Solange Reps Travel Agency is planning a charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, June 19.  Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/uwBG8P.  Solange flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  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 via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations: Travelers are reminded that all repatriation flights depart from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao.  This is not a conventional airport and, as a result, has restrictions and limitations.  Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly:

  • Check-in, security screenings, and waiting areas are located outdoors.  Passengers should bring a jacket, ​comfortable shoes, as well as any other items to ensure you are comfortable while waiting to board the repatriation flight.  Seating in waiting areas is ​in plastic chairs and limited.
  • The Grupo 8 Airbase is a controlled-access facility and movement is restricted.  Passengers are not allowed to move outside the designated areas while waiting to board their flight.
  • Bring ​your own food and water.  Food facilities are not available at the Grupo 8 Airbase, and repatriation flights may have limited food options.
  • Bathrooms are limited. ​ Bring your own sanitizer and wipes. ​
  • All passengers are required to carry their own carry-on luggage onto the plane.
  • Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) service is not available at the Airbase or on the flights.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • All passengers board planes via stairs from the tarmac.  Jet bridge services are not available, and accessibility is limited.
  • Check with your travel provider to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at Grupo 8.  Wheelchair availability is limited.  ​Airline staff can assist in very limited circumstances.  If you need additional assistance, you may need to travel with a companion who can assist.
  • Be prepared to wait​ for extended periods of time.  The check-in and boarding process at the Grupo 8 Airbase is unlike the commercial airport process.  Expect to wait several hours prior to boarding your plane​.
  • All adults are required to wear a facemask while waiting, boarding, and traveling on the airplane per Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.
  • Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

 The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru to contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight.  We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in our email alerts.  DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  We cannot guarantee that repatriation flights will continue indefinitely.  The Jorge Chávez International Airport and international borders remain closed for the near future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government quarantine restrictions.

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