Alert: June 19 Repatriation Flight, What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis, Peru (June 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

 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, and online via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

 What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis:  The actions the State Department takes depend on the nature of the crisis.  Our primary role is to keep the U.S. citizen community informed of safety and security developments and travel options.  Regularly scheduled commercial transportation is always the best option when local communications and transportation infrastructure are intact and operating normally.  If there are no commercial options available, if we have consular officers at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, and if the conditions permit, we may help U.S. citizens identify possible transportation options.  In some situations, we may encourage you to stay at a safe location and depart as soon as you can do so safely, using transportation you are able to find on your own.  For comprehensive information on what the State Department can and cannot do in a crisis, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/what-state-dept-can-cant-do-crisis.html.

 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 flights will continue indefinitely.  The Jorge Chávez International Airport and international borders remain closed for the foreseeable future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government quarantine restrictions.

 Sunday Restrictions:  Peru’s national state of emergency, quarantine measures, and curfew are in place through Tuesday, June 30.  Today, Sunday, June 7,  movement is restricted nationwide, with no one allowed to leave their residences for recreational activities or non-emergency business (grocery stores and pharmacies).  Travel to hospitals and medical clinics is permitted only in the case of emergencies.

For Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Avenida La Encalada 1615

Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima

+51-1-618-2000

LimaACS@state.gov

https://pe.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Peru Country Information 

U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Webpage

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