Alert: U.S. Federal Holiday, Voter Information and Flight Updates, Peru (October 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

U.S. Embassy Closed Monday, October 12: The Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 12, for a federal holiday. For emergencies, please call +51-1-618-2000 or the 24-hour consular emergency line: +1-888-407-4747 (from U.S. and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from overseas).

Voter Information: The embassy will not be open to collect voter registration cards and ballots on Monday, October 12, due to the U.S. federal holiday.  We collect ballots on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. until Tuesday, November 3, except Peruvian and U.S. holidays.

Many states allow voters to return their ballots electronically either by fax or email.  Considering the impact of COVID-19 on mail and shipping routes around the world, this should be the first option you consider.  If you are voting by mail, we strongly recommend that you send your ballot to the U.S. no later than October 15. The U.S. Embassy sends collected ballots and voter registrations to the United States once per week.  For more voting information, visit FVAP.gov.

Repatriation Update:  To date, approximately 13,564 U.S. citizens have departed Peru on repatriation flights.  All repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States.

Transiting to the U.S. from Peru on commercial flights: When leaving Peru, travelers ARE NOT required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test but must have no COVID-19 symptoms. Face masks AND face shields must be worn at the airport and for the duration of the flight. More information can be found here (in Spanish): https://cdn.www.gob.pe/uploads/document/file/1345243/Guia%20Explicativa%20.pdf.

Upcoming repatriation flights:  Private tour operators GSV Travel & Turifax are offering a flight from Lima to Miami on Tuesday, October 20, operated by Delta Airlines. Interested travelers should complete this form: https://bit.ly/2G2a1vk. This flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). For additional information on the above flights, contact GSV Travel & Turifax directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to+51 936 260 809, +51 999 880 040, +51 990 990 833, or +51 981 263 732 or by visiting their Facebook page: GSV Travel & Turifax.

Private tour operator Solange Reps is offering a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Tuesday, October 27, operated by Viva Airlines. Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/pTdE1K9I. This flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). For additional information on the above flights, contact private tour operator  Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to +1-786-387-0000, +51-952-396-417  or +51 987 565171 or visiting their Facebook page: Solange Reps Tu Mayorista.

The Solange Reps flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Monday, October 12, is sold out.

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