Alert: Repatriation Flight Options Update And Quarantine Reminder, Peru (April 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: Today, Sunday April 12, a private charter flight successfully repatriated 125 U.S. citizens to Miami. To date, a total of 7,150 American citizens have departed Peru on U.S. government and private charter flights.

The U.S. Embassy coordinated with Eastern Airlines to offer private charter flights from Peru to the United States. The first flight is now tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 16. This date is subject to passenger purchase of tickets. The U.S. Embassy is supporting Eastern Airlines with logistical advice and will continue to provide transit letters for Americans to use at Peruvian government checkpoints. Private charter flights are operated by private airlines who set their own prices, which are generally higher than the pre-COVID-19 market pricing. These flights fly to Miami and allow one to three pieces of luggage, as well as pet travel options. If you have an urgent need to return to the United States, please seriously consider this option. To purchase a seat on these flights, visit https://goeasternair.com/.

We remind you Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced April 10 that regularly scheduled repatriation flights will end on Tuesday, April 21. Flights after April 21 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and approvals will be reserved only for exceptional circumstances.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have specific limitations for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents returning from Peru at this time. More information can be found on DHS’s factsheet (https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/17/fact-sheet-dhs-notice-arrival-restrictions-china-iran-and-certain-countries-europe) on COVID-19.

As a reminder, Peruvian quarantine movement restrictions stipulate that from Monday to Saturday only one person per family (regardless of gender) will be able to leave for limited routine business such as grocery shopping, pharmacy visits and banking. The curfew hours are from 6 PM to 4 AM for Lima and most of Peru, except the La Libertad, Lambayeque, Loreto, Piura, and Tumbes regions, where curfew hours begin at 4 PM and end at 4 AM. The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens adhere to all quarantine measures due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

We are working hard to bring #AmericansHome.

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