Location: Peru (country-wide)
Event: Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced at 12:22 p.m. on March 26 that Peru will extend its state of national emergency for 13 more days until April 12. Quarantine measures and border closures will continue. The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens in Peru adhere to all quarantine measures due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We will continue to schedule flights for U.S. citizens to return home to the United States.
Yesterday we negotiated four flights to depart today. Unfortunately the flight carrying Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheres Affairs Julie Chung was canceled late last evening. She is actively working with the U.S. Embassy and senior Washington officials from Miami in preparation for the next available flight. We are rescheduling all American citizens who were originally manifested for that flight for tomorrow. Please do not travel to the airport until you receive an email from the U.S. Embassy in Lima with confirmation you are on the flight.
We are transforming a U.S.-Government-provided hangar at the Peruvian Air Force Base near Lima into a processing center to better facilitate the repatriation process.
The embassy has secured bus transportation for manifested passengers in Cusco. Refer to your confirmation emails for travel instructions.
We are working hard to bring #AmericansHome.
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