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Alert: Peruvian Government Flight Restrictions & Reduction to One Daily Message Starting
April 22, Peru (April 21, 2020)
April 21, 2020

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: The last regularly scheduled Eastern Airlines flight is departing from Lima to Miami today at 3:00 PM.  A second flight privately organized by Solange Reps is also scheduled to depart this afternoon.  There are currently no more scheduled flights this week.  The U.S. Embassy is proactively coordinating with the Peruvian government and multiple airlines to identify viable options for U.S. citizens to return to the United States while the main commercial airport remains closed.  We will continue to send regular updates and share pertinent new information as it becomes available.

Future Flights:  We remind all U.S. citizens that after today, April 21, the government of Peru is restricting repatriation flights and will review on a case-by-case basis emergency flight requests only.  We are aware that certain commercial airlines are advertising flights from Peru to the United States for the month of May.  Please note that, at this time, the U.S. Embassy has received no credible indication that the Peruvian government will authorize commercial flights in the foreseeable future, as Peru’s borders and commercial airports across Peru remain closed.

Reduction of Daily Messages:  Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, the Embassy will publish only one daily afternoon email alert to those registered with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  You can find additional information on our COVID-19 website (https://pe.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information) and ACS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCitizenServicesLima).

Repatriation Registration Form:  The U.S. Embassy is committed to repatriating all U.S. Citizens who express a desire to return to the United States.  To ensure that we are aware of your interest in repatriation, and only if you have not already done so, please register at https://bit.ly/3bx5ons DO NOT register multiple times. Rather, make sure a form has been submitted for each family member, including children. Please provide complete and correct contact information (local and/or U.S. cell phone and email) so that we may reach you.

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