Alert: Pre-boarding Information and Peruvian Visa Extensions – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Apr. 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Today, roughly 580 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 4,680.  Additional daily flights to the United States are scheduled through Monday, April 6.

Buses from Chiclayo and Piura departed for Lima today, and others are scheduled to bring travelers from Cajamarca Saturday, April 4.  Transportation to Lima from Arequipa, Chimbote, and Tacna is slated for Sunday, April 5, and transportation from Ica, Paracas, and Pisco is scheduled for Monday, April 6.

The Peruvian government issued a decree on April 3 automatically extending the legal stay for all foreigners until the state of emergency is over.  Once the quarantine is lifted, all international tourists will have 45 days to leave the country.  Currently, Peru is not processing visa extensions or charging fines for those who overstayed their visa as a result of COVID-19.  Immigration officials will be on-site at the airport to help answer specific questions and address concerns.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is committed to the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens around the world.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, all passengers will be required to sign an assumption-of-risk waiver prior to boarding.  If you suspect that you have contracted COVID-19, the Peruvian Ministry of Health encourages the public to report cases directly to government authorities.  Dial the toll-free number 113, send a WhatsApp to +51-952-842-623, or send an email to infosalud@minsa.gob.pe.

We are working hard to bring #AmericansHome.

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