Alert: Tickets Available Now for Eastern Airlines July 22 Flight and Upcoming Repatriation Flight, Peru (July 20, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Event:  ​Repatriation Flights for U.S. Citizens

All repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States from Peru.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should purchase a ticket NOW.   DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.   If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning by Peruvian government authorities to exit the country.  Visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration regarding your emergency need to depart Peru.

Tickets are still available for the Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for Wednesday, July 22.  Eastern flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). ​ Ticketed passengers should meet in front of the U.S. Embassy (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima) on Wednesday, July 22, at 9:00 a.m.  For more information, visit https://goeasternair.com, call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800.

Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations:  Travelers are reminded that all repatriation flights depart from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao, NOT the Jorge Chávez International Airport.  Th​ere is no transportation available from Jorge Chávez International airport to the Air Force Base and you cannot directly enter the Air Force Base on your own.  This is not a conventional airport and, as a result, has restrictions and limitations.  Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly:

  • Check-in, security screenings, and waiting areas are located outdoors.  Passengers should bring a jacket, ​comfortable shoes, as well as any other items to ensure you are comfortable while waiting to board the repatriation flight.  Seating in waiting areas is ​in plastic chairs and limited.
  • The Grupo 8 Airbase is a controlled-access facility and movement is restricted.  Passengers are not allowed to move outside the designated areas while waiting to board their flight.
  • Bring ​your own food and water.  Food facilities are not available at the Grupo 8 Airbase, and repatriation flights have limited food options.
  • Bathrooms are limited. ​ Bring your own sanitizer and wipes.
  • All passengers are required to carry their own carry-on luggage onto the plane.
  • Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) service is not available at the Airbase or on the flights.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • All passengers board planes via stairs from the tarmac.  Jet bridge services are not available, and accessibility is limited.
  • Check with your travel provider ​in advance to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at Grupo 8.  Wheelchair availability is 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.
  • Be prepared to wait​ for extended periods of time.  The check-in and boarding process at the Grupo 8 Airbase is unlike the commercial airport process.  Expect to wait several hours prior to boarding your plane.
  • Facemasks are required while waiting, boarding, and traveling on the airplane per Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.

The following repatriation flight is scheduled at this time:

Solange Reps Travel Agency: Private tour operator Solange Reps is planning a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, July 31. The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/RxPB9QZI.  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 visiting their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida.

Emergency Assistance for U.S. Citizens in Peru:  The U.S. Embassy remains open and continues to provide assistance to U.S. citizens in emergency situations in Peru.  Emergencies include reports regarding a crime, death, arrest, or life or death medical situation.   Due to our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect you and our staff, appointments for routine services remain suspended.   Routine services include regular passports, notarials, pick up of voting ballots, and social security checks.  Consular staff continue to answer questions during regular business hours whether remotely or at the U.S. Embassy through the contact information below.  Due to call volume, if you have a non-urgent question, please direct your inquiry to email at LimaACS@state.gov.

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