Alert: Peru Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel (August 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Peru Level 4 Travel Advisory:  On August 6, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory.  The Global Advisory, initially put in place on March 19, 2020, advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to the previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions), in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions.  Peru remains at Level 4: Do Not Travel.  We are monitoring conditions closely and will adjust the Travel Advisory as needed to keep U.S. citizens informed as conditions evolve.  The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens abroad.

Level 4 – Do Not Travel:  This is the highest advisory level due to the greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.  During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance.  ​Due to the closure of Peru’s international borders and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we advise U.S. citizens not to travel to Peru, or ​for those who are still here in Peru to depart as soon as possible.  To read the full Peru Travel Advisory, and for additional advice for travelers, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Peru.html.

Peru’s national state of emergency was extended through Monday, August 31, and a nightly curfew is in place throughout the entire country.  Certain regions are still under strict quarantine measures.  Peru’s international borders are closed and international commercial travel remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. Embassy is open. We are providing emergency consular services to U.S. citizens and continue to facilitate repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who wish to return to the United States.  For more information on current quarantine measures and available services, visit our COVID-19 webpage at https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.  All U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov to receive timely alerts about the evolving health and safety conditions in Peru.

Repatriation Flights:  The Jorge Chávez International Airport remains closed for international commercial flights.  Over 12,500 U.S. citizens have departed Peru on repatriation flights from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base since March 20, 2020.  The Peruvian government notified the U.S. Embassy they are planning for future repatriation flights to depart from Jorge Chavez International airport, but a specific date for this change has not yet been determined.   We will inform you via these email alerts when these changes are implemented.   If there are changes to the dates or times of the flights currently scheduled for August 14, and August 21, Solange Reps Travel Agency will notify passengers by email.

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