Alert: Repatriation Update and Peru’s Economic Recovery Plan (May 4, 2020)

Event:  Today, approximately 125 Americans departed Peru on Eastern Airlines flight 340 to Miami, bringing the total number of repatriations of U.S. citizens in Peru to approximately 8590.  The U.S. Embassy is coordinating with the Peruvian government and multiple airlines to identify all viable options for U.S. citizens to return to the United States while the main commercial airport in Peru remains closed.  We will continue to provide regular updates and share pertinent information as it becomes available.

 Peru’s Gradual Economic Recovery Plan: On May 3, the Government of Peru published a legislative decree, which stipulates the gradual re-opening of the economy in four stages.  The first stage of the recovery, which will start this month, will enable certain restaurants to offer on-site pick-up and home delivery services.  In addition, during the first stage, limited hotel and tourist transportation services will be allowed.  The full text of the legislative decree is available in Spanish at: https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-aprueba-la-reanudacion-de-actividades-ec-decreto-supremo-n-080-2020-pcm-1865987-1/.

We encourage all U.S. citizens in Peru to comply with the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities. Limit your time outside, carry your identification and phone, and remember that the use of a facemask is required in public.

Our team continues its dedicated effort to bring #AmericansHome.

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