Alert: Repatriation Flights and What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis, Peru (June 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Solange Reps:  Tickets for the Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight from Lima to New York (JFK) on Friday, June 26 are no longer available.  The flight is intended for 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, or via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

Additional flights:  We continue to work with private airlines and tour operators to secure additional flights.  We will announce all viable flight options as soon as they become available.  We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in our email alerts.  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.  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 near future.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government quarantine restrictions.

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 visithttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/what-state-dept-can-cant-do-crisis.html.

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