Alert: Repatriation Update and Quarantine Reminder, Peru (April 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 6,050 Americans. Three flights depart today from Lima repatriating U.S. citizens from Cusco, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Lima, Pucallpa and Tarapoto. We are seeking additional flights from Iquitos and Arequipa.

We do not anticipate ongoing, regularly scheduled flights. We urge U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to take advantage of any forthcoming options. We are working with private companies to secure commercial flight options beyond April 9 and will inform you as soon as they become available. If you cannot board an upcoming flight, be prepared to remain in Peru until the country’s government ends its nationwide restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Peruvian security forces are strictly enforcing quarantine movement restrictions, including a gender-based rotation for limited routine business such as grocery shopping, pharmacy visits, and banking. Today, only men can leave their residences for limited business, with women allowed to conduct limited business on Saturday. For the Holy Week holidays on April 9 and 10, all routine business will be closed and no one will be allowed to leave their residence except to obtain emergency medical services (Supreme Decree Nº 061-2020-PCM). Peruvian security forces are instructed to respect the rights of transgender and non-gender binary individuals.

We encourage everyone to comply with the Peruvian Government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities. Limit your time outside and carry your identification and phone. Wear a facemask while out in public.

We are working hard to bring #AmericansHome.

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