Alert: Repatriation Travel Guidelines and Upcoming Flights, Peru (August 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Jorge Chávez International Airport Guidelines:  Travelers are reminded that all repatriation flights now depart from the Jorge Chávez International Airport.   Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly: 

  • Be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The return to ​commercial airport is likely to produce delays as new measures are implemented for the first time.
  • Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry to the airport.  Family and friends should stay home in order to follow all social distancing measures and Ministry of Health protocols.
  • All passengers are subject to security screening.
  • All passengers are subject to health screening before boarding.  Passengers should expect to have their temperature taken and should be prepared to answer health-related questions.  Passengers suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed to board. 
  • Bring ​snacks.  Food facilities may not be open, and repatriation flights have limited food options.
  • Bring your own sanitizer and wipes​, but note that liquids may be restricted due to airport security regulations.
  • Face masks AND face shields are required at all times at Jorge Chávez International Airport.  Face masks are required while traveling on the airplane to comply with Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • Check with your travel provider in advance to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at the airport.  Wheelchair availability may be limited.  Airline staff can assist in very limited circumstances.  If you need additional assistance, you may need to travel with a companion who can assist.

The airport remains closed for commercial flights.  International borders remain closed.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.

Upcoming Repatriation Flights:  Repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning or denied boarding by Peruvian government authorities prior to exiting the country.  Visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration ​confirming your emergency need to depart Peru.

Private tour operator Solange Reps is planning the following flights for the month of August:

  • Lima to Miami (MIA) on Wednesday, August 19.  This flight is sold out.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima 15074) by 5:00 AM on Wednesday, August 19 for transportation to the airport.  The travel agency will contact all passengers with further information regarding airport protocols.
  • Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 21.  This flight is sold out.
  • Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 28.  This flight is sold out.

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