COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10/19/2020 Country-Specific Information: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to COVID-19. The State Department has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for Peru. Read the Health Notice  and  Travel Advisory . The Peruvian Government extended national quarantine measures through December 18, 2020 ... Read More»

Alert: FINAL Repatriation Flight, High Wind Event, and Dengue Fever Reminder, Peru (October 19, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) FINAL October repatriation flights: The following flights are the last repatriation flights from Peru to the United States currently scheduled.  At this moment, there are no additional repatriation flights planned beyond October 26. Travelers wishing to return to the United States on a repatriation flight should make arrangements to do so now. Private tour operators  GSV Travel & Turifax  are offering a flight from ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights and Travel on Commercial Flights, Peru (October 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Voting reminder: Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places. Same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States, but you can get assistance from the embassy in requesting and returning your absentee ballot. Many states require completed ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 3. ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and Flight Updates, Peru (October 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Update:  To date, approximately 13,760 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. Migraciónes Suspending Use of Passport Stamps: The Peruvian Immigration Authority (Migraciones) announced that it has suspended the stamping of passports upon arrival to ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights and Travel on Commercial Flights, Peru (October 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming repatriation flights: The  GSV Travel & Turifax   flight from Lima to Miami on Friday, October 9, operated by Delta Airlines, is sold out. The  Solange Reps  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Monday, October 12, is also sold out. The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights.  We will continue to ... Read More»

Alert: Emergency Passports and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (October 2, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Emergency Passport Services: U.S. citizens in need of an emergency passport to return to the United States may schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy.  Appointments are reserved ONLY for U.S. citizens traveling on a scheduled repatriation flight OR international commercial flight with the United States as the final destination. Routine passport services are still suspended. ... Read More»

Alert: Extension of National Emergency and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (September 30, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Extension of National Emergency: On September 25, the government of Peru extended the current state of emergency through October 31.  The 11:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew and restrictions on the use of most vehicles on Sundays remain in effect in most of Peru with the exception of the following regions where there is a quarantine ... Read More»

Alert: Return of Limited International Flights and Status of Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (September 28, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Phase 4 of Economic Reactivation: On Friday, September 25, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced that Peru will begin phase 4 of economic reactivation in October, including the resumption of a limited number of international flights. Beginning October 1, stores will be able to operate at 60% capacity and restaurants at 50%; travel agencies ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (September 25, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) 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. Upcoming flights: Private tour operators GSV Travel & Turifax  are offering a flight from Lima to Miami on Friday, October 9, operated by Delta Airlines. ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flight, Peru (September 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flight: Private tour operator Solange Reps is offering a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, October 2 operated by Delta Airlines. Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/CgePNGPY .  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 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Election Overseas Voting Instructions, Peru (September 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) We have modified ballot collection procedures to assist overseas voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. citizens may bring their voter registration forms, absentee ballot requests, and completed ballots to the U.S. Embassy to be mailed to the United States.  Embassy officials will collect election materials on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM ... Read More»

Alert: Emergency American Citizen Services, Peru (September 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Emergency American Citizen Services: The U.S. Embassy continues to provide consular services for emergencies only. Emergency passport services for repatriation passengers: U.S. citizens in need of an emergency passport to board a repatriation flight to the U.S. may schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy.  Emergency passport appointments are reserved for U.S. citizens traveling on upcoming ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Flight, Repatriation Update, and Modifications to Peruvian Quarantine Measures, Peru (September 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Repatriation Flights: Repatriation flight departing today September 18, 2020 with GSV Travel, Lima to Miami (MIA) operated by Delta Airlines is sold out. There are no additional flights schedule for September. The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights in October. We will continue to announce all viable ... Read More»

Alert: Flights Update and International Airport Guidelines, Peru (September 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flight: Solange Reps-Lima to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, September 17 operated by Delta Airlines.  Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/cRAAqMIK .  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 ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Flight, Peru (September 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flight: Solange Reps-Lima to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, September 17 operated by Delta Airlines. Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/cRAAqMIK .  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 ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and Upcoming Flight, Peru (September 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Update:  To date, approximately 13,205 U.S. citizens have left Peru on repatriation flights. All repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States. Upcoming Flight: Solange Reps-Lima to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, September 17 operated by Delta Airlines. Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/cRAAqMIK .  This flight is open to ... Read More»

Alert: International Borders Remains Closed, Flight Updates, and Domestic Travel Guidelines, Peru (September 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) International Borders Remains Closed: International borders remain closed for the near future and Jorge Chavez International Airport remains closed for international commercial flights. Travelers wanting to return to the United States must purchase a ticket on an upcoming repatriation flight. Upcoming Repatriation Flights:  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights Update, Domestic Air and Bus Travel Resumes for Certain Areas, Peru (September 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Repatriation Flights:  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights for September.  We will continue to announce all viable travel options through these email alerts. The following flights are currently scheduled: Solange Reps-Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, September 4 operated by Delta Airlines.  This flight ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights Updates, Domestic Air and Bus Travel Resumes for Certain Areas, and Children Quarantine Restrictions, Peru (Sept 4, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Additional Repatriation Flight: The MFA has informed the U.S. Embassy that an additional flight to the U.S. has been approved for Tuesday, September 8 operated by LATAM Airlines. This flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR’s), as well as certain current visa holders. Interested travelers should complete this  form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDmyFO_Eaz2h39YGcgM1_tW2oX3PieIqycohu44bX6UzUyhw/viewform .  ... Read More»

Alert: Resumption of Air Travel Between Arequipa and Lima, and Additional Repatriation Flight on September 17, Peru (September 2, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Domestic Air Travel Resumes Between Arequipa and Lima: Per the most recent  Supreme Decree  quarantine restrictions have been lifted for the city of Arequipa.  The  Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Arequipa confirms that air travel between Arequipa and Lima will begin today September 2. For more information safety protocols and requirements please visit Aeropuertos Andinos de ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Flights on September 4, 11, 15 and 18 and U.S. State Travel Restrictions, Peru (August 26, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Repatriation Flights:  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights for September.  We will continue to announce all viable travel options through these email alerts. The following flights are currently scheduled: Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, September 4 operated by Delta Airlines.  This flight is ... Read More»

Alert: National State of Emergency Extended Through Sep 30, Health Measures Extended for an Additional 90 Days, and Repatriation Flights (28 Aug 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) National State of Emergency Extended:  The government of Peru extended the current state of emergency for an additional 30 days beginning Tuesday, September 1.  Children under the age of 14 will no longer be allowed outside for any duration of time, and adults aged 65 and older are to remain inside except when absolutely necessary. No ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Flights on August 28 and September 4, Peru (August 26, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Repatriation Flights: The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional repatriation flights for September.  We will continue to announce all viable travel options through these email alerts. Private tour operator Solange Reps  is coordinating a flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 28 operated by Delta ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights and Travel Authorization for Minors, Peru (August 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming flights: The  Solange Reps  Travel Agency flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) operated by Delta Airlines and scheduled for Friday, August 28, is sold out. International borders (both air and land) remain closed and the Jorge Chavez International Airport remains closed for commercial flights.  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with the Peruvian government and multiple travel providers to offer additional ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (August 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Update: To date, approximately 12,716 U.S. citizens have left Peru on repatriation flights.  All repatriation flights are intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States. Upcoming flights: The  Solange Reps  Travel Agency flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) operated by Delta Airlines and scheduled for Friday, August 28 is sold ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Election 2020 Voter Registration and Ballot Return, Peru (August 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) The U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru modified its ballot collection procedures to assist overseas voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Beginning Monday, August 24, U.S. citizens may bring their voter registration forms, absentee ballot requests, and completed ballots to the U.S. Embassy to be mailed to the United States.  Embassy officials will collect election ... Read More»

Alert: ​Traveler information for Repatriation Flight on August 21, Future Flights, and Promissory Note Repayment, Peru (August 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Flight on August 21 The flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, August 21 is sold out.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima 15074) by 4:30 AM on Friday, August 21 for transportation to the Jorge Chavez International Airport.  The  Solange Reps  private tour operator will contact all passengers with further information regarding airport ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Travel Guidelines and Upcoming Flights, Peru (August 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Jorge Chávez International Airport Guidelines:  Travelers are reminded that all repatriation flights now depart from the Jorge Chávez International Airport.   Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly:  Be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The return to ​commercial airport is likely to produce delays as new measures are implemented for ... Read More»

Alert: New Health Ministry Resolution for Travelers Leaving Peru and August 14 Repatriation Flight Rescheduled for August 19, Peru (August 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Health Ministry Resolution for Travelers Leaving Peru: On August 15, the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) issued a  ministerial resolution  outlining health protocols for travelers departing Peru on a repatriation flight.  Passengers may be subject to evaluation by MINSA personnel before boarding.  Passengers suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed to board.  The full ... Read More»

Alert: Updates to Peruvian Quarantine Measures and Repatriation Flights, Peru (August 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Updates to Peruvian Quarantine Measures Peru’s international borders (including land borders with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador) remain closed.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow all Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions. On August 12, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a  supreme decree  expanding quarantine measures to combat ... Read More»

Alert: Expansion of Quarantine Restrictions and Repatriation Flight Updates, Peru (August 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Expansion of Quarantine Restrictions:  On August 12, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a  supreme decree  expanding quarantine measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Peru.  Quarantine measures are now in effect in 19 regions.  Please refer to the section below for a complete list of departments and provinces subject to quarantine measures.  The mandatory nightly ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Peru – Level 4: Do Not Travel (C)(T)(H)

Do not travel to Peru due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Peru due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to COVID-19. Travelers ... Read More»

Alert: August 14 Repatriation Flight Postponed and Update on Jorge Chávez International Airport, Peru (August 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) August 14 Repatriation Flight Update:  The Peruvian government notified the U.S. Embassy that the August 14 repatriation flight organized by  Solange Reps  Travel Agency will be rescheduled to a new date.  ​The U.S. Embassy will announce the new date for the flight via these email alerts as soon as it is confirmed.  Passengers are advised to be prepared ... Read More»

Alert: Dates and Logistics for Approved Repatriation Flights in August Might Change, Peru (August 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Flights:  The U.S. Embassy received information from the Peruvian government that indicates the boarding procedures for upcoming repatriation flights at the Grupo 8 Air Force base in Callao will likely change in August. If there are changes to the dates or times of the flights currently scheduled for August 14 and August ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights Update, and Promissory Notes Repayment Information, Peru (August 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Flights:  All repatriation flights are intended ​only for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States from Peru.  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 ... Read More»

Alert: August 14 Repatriation Flight, State of Emergency Extension, and Domestic Travel Restrictions, Peru (August 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Repatriation Flights:  All repatriation flights are intended ​only for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to return to the United States from Peru.  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 ... Read More»

Alert: National State of Emergency Extended Until August 31, and Repatriation Update, Peru (July 31, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) National State of Emergency Extended Until August 31:  The government of Peru extended the state of emergency until August 31, 2020.  Accordingly, the 10:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew from Monday to Sunday remains in effect in most of Peru with the exception of the following regions of Peru where there is a quarantine and a ... Read More»

Alert: July 31 Solange Reps Flight and Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (July 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) July 31 Repatriation Flight:  The  Solange Reps  Travel Agency flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) this Friday, July 31, is confirmed.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima 15074) by 7:00 AM on Friday, July 31, for flight check-in.  The flight departs from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao​, NOT ... Read More»

Alert: Domestic Travel Restrictions and Curfew Extended to Provinces in Cajamarca and Cusco Regions, July 31 Repatriation Flight, Peru (July 27, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Curfew and Domestic Travel Restriction Areas: The government of Peru extended the curfew to the provinces of Jaén and San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region as well as the province of La Convención in the Cusco region.  With this modification, there is now a mandatory daily curfew from 8 pm to 4 am as well as an all-day Sunday ... Read More»

U.S. government donates modern medical isolation systems for transporting COVID-19 patients

The Government of the United States delivered a donation of two state-of-the-art medical isolation units for the transfer of patients to the Peruvian National Police today. This modern equipment is of special importance to save lives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Epishuttle” medical isolation and transport units provide maximum biosecurity to provide ... Read More»

Alert: Arequipa COVID-19 Urgent Decree, Domestic Travel Restrictions, and July 31 Repatriation Flight, Peru (July 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Arequipa COVID-19 Urgent Decree:  On Wednesday, July 22, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed an urgent decree granting Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA) special administrative and management authority to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the continuing health crisis in the region of Arequipa.  MINSA is permitted to hire additional personnel, oversee hospital management, and will have ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights, and ​Conditions at Grupo 8 Airbase, Peru (July 22, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) July 24 Repatriation Flight:  The  Solange Reps  private tour operator flight from Lima to Miami (MIA), confirmed for this Friday, July 24, is sold out.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.   Passengers on the July 24 flight should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  (Lima) by 7:00 AM on Friday morning for flight check-in ​and transportation to the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air force Base.  The flight departs from the Grupo 8 Peruvian ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Alert: Temporary Closure of Cusco Consular Agency and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Temporary Closure of the Cusco Consular Agency: The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Agency in Cusco will be closed beginning Monday, July 20, and is scheduled to reopen by mid-November 2020.   U.S. citizens in need of routine or emergency consular services may contact the U.S. Embassy in Lima via email at  LimaACS@state.gov , CuscoACS@state.gov  or by calling +51-1-618-2000.   Domestic travel (by air and land) resumed on Wednesday, July ... Read More»

Alert: Resumption of Travel within Peru and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 15, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Beginning today, July 15, domestic travel resumes throughout Peru except for Áncash, Arequipa, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, Madre de Dios, and San Martín. Travel is prohibited to and from these seven regions where quarantine is still in effect.  U.S. citizens traveling from restricted areas for repatriation flights should email  PeruRepatriations@state.gov  for more information.   Air Travel within Peru:  Air travel within Peru is limited to domestic flights.  Peru’s ... Read More»

Alert: ​Domestic Flights in Peru Resume on July 15, Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Domestic Flights in Peru Resume on July 15: The Ministry of Transportation approved the opening of Peruvian airports, including the Jorge  Chávez  International Airport, for domestic travel ONLY beginning on July 15, 2020.   Travelers will be subject to additional safety measures at domestic terminals to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  All passengers on domestic flights will ... Read More»

Alert: July 15 Repatriation Flight and the Temporary Closure of the Cusco Consular Agency, Peru (July 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)   Event:  Today, approximately 96 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a  Solange Reps Travel Agency  flight from Lima to Los Angeles (LAX), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to 12,100.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. We ... Read More»

Alert: July 10 Repatriation Flight, COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, and Emergency Passport Services, Peru (July 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) July 10 Repatriation Flight:  Tickets are still available for the Solange Reps private tour operator flight from Lima to Los Angeles (LAX), confirmed for this Friday, July 10.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  To purchase tickets, contact Solange Reps Travel Agency 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 .  Passengers on ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Flight July 8, Upcoming Repatriation Flights, and Reduction of Email Alerts, Peru (July 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Tickets are still available for the  Eastern Airlines  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for Wednesday, July 8.  Eastern flights are open to 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 8, at 9:00 a.m.  The flight will depart from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Primary Elections Voting and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)   Event:  Peru’s State of Emergency Extension U.S. Primary Elections Voting: Routine consular operations at the U.S. Embassy remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time, we are not able to accept ballots for U.S. primary elections on behalf of U.S. citizens.  We will notify U.S. citizens via our e-mail alerts when ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight Tomorrow, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions, and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 2, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The  Solange Reps Travel Agency  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, July 3.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores ( Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima 15074 ) by 6:00 AM tomorrow morning for flight check-in.  The flight departs from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao.  Passengers are encouraged to carefully review the ... Read More»

Alert: Economic Reactivation and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (July 1, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)   Event:  Peru’s State of Emergency Extension Economic Reactivation:  On June 30, the Government of Peru published a  legislative decree   stipulating that effective today, July 1,  Peru enters “Phase 3” of its economic recovery in most of the country. ​ The decree includes the following: Stores can open at up to 50% of customer capacity. Restaurants and similar institutions (excluding bars) can open at up ... Read More»

Alert: Peru’s State of Emergency Updates and July 8 Repatriation Flight, Peru (June 30, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)   Event:  Peru’s State of Emergency Extension On Friday, June 26, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a  supreme decree  extending Peru’s national state of emergency through Friday, July 31, with significant modifications.  Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, quarantine measures will be lifted for most of the country.  The all-day curfew on Sundays will be eliminated.  Hours for the mandatory nightly curfew have been ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours Flight Tomorrow, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions, and Upcoming Repatriation Flights, Peru (June 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The  AC Tours  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30.   The flight departs from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao.  This is not a commercial airport and has none of the normal amenities of an airport.  Passengers are encouraged to carefully review the information about Grupo 8 Airbase, below.  This is not a ... Read More»

Alert: ​Seats Available on Three Flights Now and CDC Travel Guidance, Peru (June 26, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 160 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a  Solange Reps Travel Agency  flight from Lima to New York (JFK), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 11,600.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights and Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 25, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flights: The Solange Reps Private Tour Operator flight from Lima to New York (JFK) is confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, June 26.  Solange Reps states that the flight is sold out.  Passengers on the June 26 flight should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  by 6:00 AM tomorrow morning for flight check-in.  The flight departs from the Grupo 8 Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao.  This is not ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID-19 Updates, Peru (June 24, 2020)

Event:  Peru has entered phase two of its gradual reopening plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  More businesses and services are allowed to operate, provided they comply with preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The government of Peru continues to approve limited emergency repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights and COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Peru (June 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru to contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight.  We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in email alerts.  DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  The Jorge Chávez ... Read More»

The United States provides 250 ventilators to Peru to respond to COVID-19

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a shipment of 250 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Peru to assist its fight against COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies, as well as Peru’s urgent response to the pandemic. The ventilators, produced in ... Read More»

Alert: Expansion of Economic Activities, Additional Repatriation Flight, and Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 22, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Beginning today, June 22, shopping centers and department stores are permitted to resume operations throughout most of the country.  However, due to public health concerns, large commercial centers will remain closed in the regions of Arequipa, Huánuco, Ica, La Libertad, and San Martín, as well as in the Casma, Huaraz, and Santa provinces of Áncash.  Barbershops, hair salons, and beauty ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update, Malls Reopen on June 22, and National Curfew Update, Peru (June 19, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 174 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 11,350.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  All U.S. citizens who wish to ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight June 19, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: The  Solange Reps Travel Agency  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, June 19.  There are no more tickets available for purchase for this flight.  Solange Reps updated their meeting point for ​ticketed passengers ​for this flight to ​the  Manuel Bonilla Sports Complex  (Avenida del Ejército 1300, Miraflores 15074, Lima).  Passengers should arrive by 6:00 AM tomorrow morning, June 19, for flight check-in.  ​Do not go to the JW Marriott/Larcomar as ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights and What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis, Peru (June 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Solange Reps:  Tickets for the  Solange Reps Travel Agency  charter flight from Lima to New York (JFK) on Friday, June 26 are no longer available.  The flight is intended for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  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 via their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Solangereps.Mayoristapreferida . ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and Passport Exit Requirement, Peru (June 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, an  AC Tours  charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) departed with 244 passengers.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. We continue to announce viable scheduled flights ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours Flight June 16, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 15, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) AC Tours:  Private tour operator  AC Tours  flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16.  Travelers should also carefully read the section about Grupo 8 Airbase, below.  AC Tours flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For more information, contact AC Tours directly ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours Flight June 16, Local Clinic Security Measures, and Reduction of Email Alert Messages, Peru (June 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 177 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a  Solange Reps Travel Agency  charter flight from Lima to Los Angeles (LAX), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 11,000.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one ... Read More»

Alert: June 26 Repatriation Flight to New York, Emergency Passport Services, and COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Peru (June 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Solange Reps:  Solange Reps Travel Agency  is planning a charter flight from Lima to New York City (JFK) on Friday, June 26.  To register your interest, please visit:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/n7ITes .  Solange Reps flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  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 via their Facebook ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates, Notarized Travel Authorizations for Minors, and Emergency Consular Services, Peru (June 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: ​Repatriation Flights An Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) departed this afternoon with 228 passengers.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  All U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru should contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight. We continue ... Read More»

Alert: June 10 Repatriation Flight, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flights: Eastern Airlines flight 340 from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, is sold out. Ticketed passengers should meet at the  U.S. Embassy  (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima) tomorrow, June 10, at 9:00 a.m. Travelers should also carefully read the section about Grupo 8 Airbase, below. Another Eastern Airlines ... Read More»

Alert: June 19 Repatriation Flight and COVID-19 Scams, Peru (June 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru to contact one of our travel partners directly to purchase a ticket on a repatriation flight.  We continue to announce viable scheduled flights through travel partners in our email alerts.  DO NOT WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY.  We ... Read More»

Alert: June 19 Repatriation Flight, What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in a Crisis, Peru (June 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)  Solange Reps:   Solange Reps Travel Agency  is planning a charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Friday, June 19.  Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/uwBG8P .  Solange flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  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 ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and Sunday Restrictions, Peru (June 6, 2020)

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and Sunday Restrictions, Peru (June 6, 2020)   Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 145 U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a  Solange Reps Travel Agency  charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 10,700.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  We will ... Read More»

Alert: June 6 Repatriation Flight, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flights: The Solange Reps Private Tour Operator flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Saturday, June 6.  Solange Reps states that the flight is sold out.  Passengers on the June 6 flight should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  by 6:00 AM tomorrow morning for flight check-in.  Solange flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  This is not a U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert: Extension of Health State of Emergency and COVID-19 Updates, Peru (June 4, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Health State of Emergency Extended:  Yesterday, June 3, Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra signed a supreme decree extending Peru’s Health State of Emergency for 90 days beginning Wednesday, June 10.  This is NOT an extension of the national quarantine, although social distancing and the use of facemasks will be required for the foreseeable future.  Peru’s Ministry of Health (MINSA), ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours Flight June 4 and ​Outdoor Fitness Activities, Peru (June 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) AC Tours:  Private tour operator  AC Tours flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is confirmed for tomorrow, Thursday, June 4.  AC Tours flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).   This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For more information, contact AC Tours directly by calling +51 (1) 415-2040, emailing  reservas@actours.com.pe , or visiting the AC Tours website:  http://www.actoursperu.com .  To check in ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight to Los Angeles June 12, Grupo 8 Airbase Restrictions and Limitations, Peru (June 2, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Solange Reps Travel Agency is planning a private charter flight from Lima to Los Angeles (LAX) on Friday, June 12.  Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/vTlIcr .  Solange flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to +1 ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights and COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Peru (June 1, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru to contact one of the airlines below to purchase a ticket now.  The Jorge Chávez International Airport remains closed for the near future.  The Peruvian government only allows a limited number of emergency repatriation flights to depart from the Grupo 8 Air Force Base.  If you ... Read More»

Alert: 2020 U.S. Census, Repatriation Flights, and Emergency Passport Services, Peru (May 31, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The U.S. Census Bureau is currently conducting the 2020 census.  All Americans who primarily reside in the United States should complete the census.  The census will affect everything from congressional representation to funding for schools and libraries in your state and local community.  For more information, visit  https://2020census.gov . AC Tours:  Private tour operator  AC Tours  is organizing a flight ... Read More»

Alert: Additional Repatriation Flights, Going Outside with Children, and Sunday Restrictions, Peru (May 30, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) AC Tours:  Private tour operator  AC Tours  is organizing an additional flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, June 4.  The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Interested travelers should complete this form:  https://actours.typeform.com/to/H4RfbI .  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For more information, contact AC Tours directly by calling +51 (1) 415-2040, emailing  reservas@actours.com.pe , ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and Transit Letter Guidance, Peru (May 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 150 (est.) U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru on a Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight Lima to Miami (MIA), bringing the total number of repatriations from Peru to more than 10,430.  The U.S. Embassy is working diligently to confirm additional repatriation flight options.  As of today, we have ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight May 29, Eastern Airlines Flights, and Emergency Passport Services, Peru (May 28, 2020)

Event:  The Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) tomorrow, Friday, May 29, is confirmed.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Lima) by 7:00 AM to check-in for tomorrow’s flight.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly via phone or WhatsApp ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates, Transit Letter Guidance, and Travel Restrictions, Peru (May 27, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  An Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) is scheduled to depart this afternoon.  A limited number of seats may still be available for the Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) on Wednesday, June 10.  We will continue to announce confirmed repatriation flight options as they become available.  Eastern flights are open to U.S. ... Read More»

Alert: Medications and Future Flights, Peru (May 26, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Medications:  If you are running low on your medications, Peru’s Ministry of Health maintains a Spanish-language web portal ( https://bit.ly/3erY7HL ) that allows users to search for prescription medication by name and verify the pharmacies in Peru that carry the medication. You can initiate a search by brand name or active ingredient.  The ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Foreign Minister Meza-Cuadra

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Peruvian Foreign Minister Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Meza-Cuadra discussed U.S. support for Peru as it faces the challenge of responding to and recovering from COVID-19, while also hosting nearly 900,000 Venezuelan refugees. The Secretary ... Read More»

Alert: Resumption of Limited Economic Activities and Additional Eastern Airlines Flight June 10, Peru (May 25, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Beginning today, limited economic activities deemed essential — including dentistry, ophthalmology, rehabilitation services, and veterinary medicine — will be allowed to resume.  In addition, certain professional services such as plumbing, gardening, domestic appliance maintenance and repair, hairdressing, and cosmetology will be allowed as long as these services are provided at a residence.  People may also use private vehicles to procure ... Read More»

Alert: Extended State of Emergency, Quarantine, and Curfew, Peru (May 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Quarantine Extension: Peru extended the state of emergency, quarantine, and curfew.  Measures will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30.  Beginning on Monday, May 25, the mandatory nightly curfew hours will be reduced in Lima and much of the country, with curfew beginning at 9:00 pm and ending at 4:00 am.  Curfew ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine Extension and Repatriation Flights Update, Peru (May 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Quarantine Extension:  Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced yesterday, May 22, that Peru’s state of emergency and quarantine measures will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30.  Beginning on Monday, May 25, the mandatory nightly curfew hours will be reduced in Lima and much of the country, with curfew beginning at 9:00 ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine Extension and Repatriation Flights Update, Peru (May 22, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Quarantine Extension:  Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced today, May 22, that Peru’s state of emergency and quarantine measures will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30.  Beginning on Monday, May 25, the mandatory nightly curfew hours will be reduced in Lima and much of the country, with curfew beginning at 9:00 ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight May 22 and Eastern Airlines Flight May 27, Peru (May 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  The Solange Reps Travel Agency charter flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) tomorrow, Friday, May 22, is confirmed.  Ticketed passengers should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel  at Larcomar in Miraflores (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Lima) by 7:00 AM to check-in for tomorrow’s flight.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights, Repatriation Loan and Promissory Note Repayment Information, Peru (May 20, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Eastern Airlines flight 340 from Lima to Miami (MIA) departed today, Wednesday, May 20.  Another Eastern Airlines flight is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27.  These flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  To purchase tickets, visit  https://goeasternair.com , call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Solange Reps:  Solange Reps Travel Agency notified the Embassy that its charter flight from Lima to Miami ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and Additional Quarantine Guidance for Children, Peru (May 19, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Eastern Airlines flight 340 from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20, is sold out. Ticketed passengers should meet at the U.S. Embassy (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima) tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Another Eastern Airlines flight is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. These flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates, Peru (May 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  A total of approximately 280 Americans departed on a LATAM May 15 flight to Miami (MIA) and a LATAM May 16 flight to New York (JFK), bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 9,700.  Private tour operators organized both flights. We will continue to send regular updates about approved emergency repatriation flights as they become available.  Eastern Airlines:  Seats are still available for ... Read More»

Alert: Children Under 14 Permitted Outside Beginning Monday, May 18, and Flight Updates, Peru (May 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Beginning tomorrow, Monday, May 18, children under 14 are allowed to take a short 30-minute walk outside with an adult each day.  Remember to stay within 500 meters of your residence, wear a facemask, and maintain social distancing (at least two meters or six feet) between you and others.  This special exception is allowed ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours flight today, Flight Updates, Sunday Quarantine, Peru (May 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today’s LATAM flight from Lima to New York (JFK) organized by private tour operator  AC Tours  is scheduled to depart TONIGHT at 7 pm after initial delays. This is not a U.S. Embassy flight. AC Tours has noted the possibility of organizing additional flights in the near future. We will share information about future flights as they become available. Eastern Airlines:  Seats ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates and May 16 AC Tours Rally Points, Peru (May 15, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, approximately 220 Americans departed Peru on LATAM flight 2530 Lima to Miami organized by Solange Reps Travel Agency, bringing the total number of repatriations to more than 9,500. AC Tours:  The LATAM flight organized by private tour operator  AC Tours  from Lima to New York (JFK) is confirmed for tomorrow, Saturday, May 16.  Ticketed passengers should meet at ... Read More»

Rally Point Information, Flight Updates, and COVID-19 Scams, Peru (May 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Upcoming Flights: The LATAM flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) organized by private tour operator Solange Reps is confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, May 15.  Solange Reps states that the flight is sold out.  Passengers on the May 15 Solange Reps flight should meet at the  JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores  (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Lima) by 7:00 AM tomorrow morning for flight check-in.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy offers grants for projects that commemorate Bicentennial of Peru’s Independence

The U.S. Embassy in Peru is pleased to announce an open call for project proposals to commemorate the Bicentennial of Peru’s Independence. The Bicentennial Project is a celebration of the Peru of today and an aspiration for innovative, diverse citizens of tomorrow. This notice of funding opportunity is aimed at well-conceived and managed projects that ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines and AC Tours Repatriation Flight Updates, Peru (May 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, approximately 220 Americans departed Peru on Eastern Airlines flight 340 to Miami, bringing the total number of repatriations to more than 9300.  More than 30 Americans were brought to Lima from Iquitos for today’s repatriation flight.  Tickets are available for another Eastern Airlines flight on Wednesday, May 20, from Lima to Miami (MIA).  Flights are open to U.S. ... Read More»

Rally Point Information, Flight Updates, and Emergency Passport Services, Peru (May 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  A limited number of tickets are still available for the Eastern Airlines flight tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, from Lima to Miami (MIA).  Confirmed passengers for the flight should meet at the U.S. Embassy (Avenida La Encalada 1615, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima) tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.  Eastern Airlines has scheduled an additional Lima to Miami (MIA) flight for Wednesday, May 20.  Flights are ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine, Repatriation Flight Updates, and Consular Operations, Peru (May 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Peru’s  national state of emergency  and quarantine measures are extended through Sunday, May 24.  Mandatory nightly curfew hours in Lima, and much of the country, begin at 8:00 pm and end at 4:00 am.  Curfew hours in the regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque,  Loreto, Piura, and Tumbes remain 4:00 pm – 4:00 am.  The all-day Sunday curfew ... Read More»

Alert: AC Tours Flight May 16 and Peru Quarantine Extension, Peru (May 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Private tour operator  AC Tours  has notified the U.S. Embassy that it is organizing a possible repatriation flight from Lima to New York (JFK) next Saturday, May 16.  The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Interested travelers should complete the following form:  https://actours.typeform.com/to/Zh53sU .  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For more information, ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call With President Martín Vizcarra of Peru

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Martín Vizcarra of the Republic of Peru. President Trump noted the immense challenge Peru is confronting regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and he praised the bravery and steadfastness of the people of Peru in their determination to lower the incidence of the virus in their country. President Trump ... Read More»

Alert: State of Emergency Extended, Repatriation Flight Updates, and ​Foreign Resident Card, Peru (May 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced today, May 8, that  Peru’s state of emergency  and quarantine measures will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 24. Beginning on May 11, the mandatory nightly curfew hours will be slightly relaxed in Lima and much of the rest of the country, with curfew beginning at 8:00 pm and ending at 4:00 am. Curfew hours in the regions of ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight Tomorrow, May 8, and Emergency Document Services, Peru (May 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Private tour operator Solange Reps-organized LATAM flight 2532 will depart Lima for Miami tomorrow, Friday, May 8.  Confirmed passengers should meet tomorrow in front of the  JW Marriott  hotel (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074) across from Larcomar in Lima’s Miraflores district at 7:00 AM for flight check-in.  Solange Reps has scheduled an additional charter flight next Friday, May 15.  To express interest, please click ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights Next Week and Passport Exit Stamps, Peru (May 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, approximately 200 Americans departed Peru to the United States on Eastern Airlines flight 340, bringing the total number of repatriations to more than 8800.  The Embassy brought U.S. citizens from their quarantine locations on U.S. government flights out of Arequipa, Pucallpa and Tarapoto to Lima for today’s flight. Eastern Airlines:  Eastern ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Wednesday Flight Tomorrow, May 6, and on May 13, Peru (May 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  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 and all borders remain closed.  We will continue to provide regular updates and share pertinent information as it becomes available. Eastern Airlines:  The Eastern Airlines flight ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Alert: Tickets Available for Eastern Flight on Monday, May 4, Peru (May 3, 2020)

Alert: Tickets Available for Eastern Flight on Monday, May 4, Peru (May 3, 2020) Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Seats are still available for the  Eastern Airlines  Lima to Miami charter flight scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, May 4.  The Eastern Airlines Wednesday, May 6, Lima to Miami flight is sold out.  Flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Confirmed passengers for the Monday, May 4, ... Read More»

Alert: Sunday Quarantine, Repatriation Flights and Transit Letters, Peru (May 2, 2020)

Alert: Sunday Quarantine, Repatriation Flights and Transit Letters, Peru (May 2, 2020) Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Per the Peruvian Government’s quarantine measures, Sundays are restricted, with no one allowed to leave their residences for non-emergency business such as such as grocery shopping or visiting a pharmacy. We encourage everyone to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities.  Eastern Airlines: Seats are still ... Read More»

Alert: Scheduled Repatriation Flights May 4, May 6, and May 8, Peru (May 1, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  We remind all U.S. citizens that all borders and the main commercial airport in Peru remain closed and that Peruvian authorities are authorizing emergency repatriation flights only, on a case-by-case basis until further notice.  There are currently no commercial flights operating in Peru. Eastern Airlines:  Seats are still available for the  Eastern Airlines  Lima to ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Updates (April 30, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  LATAM cancelled the flight organized by non-profit organization Warrior Angels Rescue that was scheduled to depart today, April 30.  For more information, contact Warrior Angels Rescue directly by emailing  warriorangelsrescue@gmail.com . Today, 142 Americans departed Peru on LATAM flight 2530 to Miami organized by private tour operator Solange Reps, bringing the total number of repatriations to ... Read More»

Alert: BOOK NOW! Additional Eastern Airlines Flight on Monday, May 4, Peru (April 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, 224 people departed Peru to the United States on Eastern Airlines flight 340, bringing the total number of repatriations to 8319.  The Embassy brought a number of U.S. citizens in Cusco and Iquitos to Lima on a U.S. government aircraft for today’s flight. Eastern Airlines:  Eastern Airlines has opened ticket sales for another charter flight for Monday, May ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight of Warrior Angels Rescue and Transit Letter Updates, Peru (April 28, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Flights: Warrior Angels Rescue notified the U.S. Embassy that its flight scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 28, is cancelled.  The flight has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, April 30.   For more information, contact Warrior Angels Rescue directly by emailing warriorangelsrescue@gmail.com .  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  Warrior Angels Rescue will set the meeting location for this flight; ... Read More»

Alert: Lima Airport Status and Repatriation Flight Updates, Peru (April 27, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Status of the Lima International Airport:   The Jorge Chávez International Airport in Callao remains closed. Flights only depart from Grupo 8, the Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao, which has restricted access based on Peruvian security regulations. The U.S. Embassy will continue to send regular updates about emergency repatriation flights as ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight Scheduled for May 8 and Your COVID-19 Stimulus Payment, Peru (April 26, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. Embassy of a possible charter flight from Lima to Miami on Friday, May 8. To express interest, please click on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctFHhDrrd2zo4w8AYiSIRU2Hsd-M3d_OIpjmG8GdOVQdukfg/viewform . This is not a U.S. Embassy flight, nor is it payable through a U.S. government repatriation loan. Solange Reps will ... Read More»

Alert: BOOK NOW! Eastern Airlines Flight to Miami May 6, Peru (April 25, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Seats are still available on the Eastern Airlines emergency repatriation flight from Lima to Miami on Wednesday, May 6.  The flight on Wednesday, April 29, is fully booked.  Flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  Purchase tickets online at  https://goeasternair.com , by calling +1 (855) 216-7601, or via WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. The charter ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flights and U.S. Presidential Proclamation on Temporary Suspension of Immigrant Entry, Peru (April 24, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide Event:  In addition to the fully-booked Eastern Airlines April 29 flight,  Eastern Airlines  has obtained permission from the Peruvian government to offer a second emergency repatriation flight from Lima to Miami on Wednesday, May 6.  The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Purchase tickets online at  https://goeasternair.com , by calling +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Private tour operator Solange ... Read More»

United States Alliance with Partners in Health Assists Peru to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government committed $2.5 million to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing this assistance in alliance with Socios En Salud (SES), the Peruvian affiliate of the U.S. non-profit organization Partners In Health (PIH) that has worked in Peru since ... Read More»

Alert: State of Emergency Extended and Additional Repatriation Flights, Peru

Alert: State of Emergency Extended and Additional Repatriation Flights, Peru (April 23, 2020) Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced today, April 23, that  Peru’s state of emergency  and quarantine measures would remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 10.  We encourage all U.S. citizens in Peru to comply with the Peruvian government’s quarantine measures and to follow the instructions ... Read More»

Alert: State of Emergency Extended and Additional Repatriation Flights, Peru (April 23, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced today, April 23, that  Peru’s state of emergency  and quarantine measures would remain in effect through 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 10.  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, ... Read More»

Alert: National Health Services Decree, Medications, and Future Flights, Peru (April 22, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  On April 20, Health Minister Víctor Zamora announced the executive approval of a legislative decree that gives the Ministry of Health greater control in directing COVID-19 patients to both public and private hospitals. Please be aware that this decree is likely to limit your ability to choose where you receive medical treatment in Peru should ... Read More»

Alert: Limited Flights Starting April 22, Peru (April 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, 240 Americans departed Peru on Eastern Airlines flight 340 to Miami.  Another 160 Americans departed on LATAM flight 2536 organized by Solange Reps, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 8,100.  The U.S. Embassy is proactively coordinating with the Peruvian government and multiple airlines to identify viable options for U.S. citizens to return to ... Read More»

Alert: Peruvian Government Flight Restrictions & Reduction to One Daily Message Starting April 22, Peru (April 21, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: The last regularly scheduled  Eastern Airlines flight is departing from Lima to Miami today at 3:00 PM.  A second flight privately organized by Solange Reps is also scheduled to depart this afternoon.  There are currently no more scheduled flights this week.  The U.S. Embassy is proactively coordinating with the Peruvian government and multiple ... Read More»

Alert: April 21 Flight Details — Eastern Airlines and Solange Reps, Peru (April 20, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Eastern Airlines  still has availability for its flight, tomorrow, April 21.  The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Purchase tickets online at  https://goeasternair.com , or by calling +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800.  Eastern Airlines will provide transit letters to all ticketed passengers to get to the flight meeting point at the  U.S. Embassy  in Lima (Avenida La ... Read More»

Alert: BOOK NOW! Eastern Airlines Flight April 21, Peru (April 20, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: At 3:00 PM today, an Eastern Airlines flight is departing from Lima to Miami. Tomorrow, April 21 is the last regularly scheduled commercial repatriation flight. Eastern Airlines still has availability for tomorrow’s flight. The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Purchase tickets online at https://goeasternair.com , or by ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Flight Information April 20 & 21, Peru (April 19, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Eastern Airlines  is offering two flights from Lima to Miami – one on Monday, April 20, and one on Tuesday, April 21.  The flights are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Purchase tickets online at  https://goeasternair.com , or by calling +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Eastern Airlines will provide transit letters to all ticketed passengers.  Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM at ... Read More»

Alert: Solange Reps Flight Rescheduled and Upcoming Eastern Airlines Flights, Peru (April 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. Embassy that its flight from Lima to Miami scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, April 19 is being rescheduled for later next week.  The new date is not yet confirmed. Today, 210 Americans departed Peru on a private charter flight organized by  Eastern Airlines . The flight included ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Travel Options and Associated Costs, Peru (April 18, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  An  Eastern Airlines  flight is departing from Lima to Miami at 3:00 PM today.   Eastern Airlines  is offering an additional flight from Lima to Miami pending sufficient booking interest – on April 20 (Monday) and on April 21 (Tuesday). To purchase tickets, click on this link: https://goeasternair.com , call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. ... Read More»

Alert: Travel within Peru’s Regions and Lawful Permanent Resident Physical Presence Requirements, Peru (April 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Eastern Airlines  is offering three additional flights Lima to Miami pending sufficient booking interest – one flight each day on April 18 (Saturday), 20 (Monday), and 21 (Tuesday).  To purchase tickets, click on this link:  https://goeasternair.com , call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. Embassy of a possible charter flight from Lima to Miami on Sunday, April ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Flights April 18, 20, and 21; Medical and Visa Updates for U.S. Citizens, Peru (April 17, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Eastern Airlines  is offering three additional flights pending sufficient booking interest and Peruvian government approval, one flight each day on April 18, 20, and 21.  To purchase tickets, click on this link:  https://goeasternair.com , call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800. Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. Embassy of a possible charter flight ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update, Eastern Airlines April 20 and 21 Flights Confirmed, Peru (April 16, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, more than 230 Americans departed Peru on a private charter flight organized by Eastern Airlines . The flight included U.S. citizens repatriated from Arequipa, Lima, and Moquegua. To date, over 7,380 Americans have returned home to the United States from Peru. No flights are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, April 17. Eastern Airlines is offering ... Read More»

Alert: April Flight Options and Medication Information, Peru (April 16, 2020) Location: Peru (countrywide)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: The private charter flight organized by  Eastern Airlines is departing Lima to Miami at 3:00PM today. Eastern Airlines is offering an additional flight on April 18, and possible flights on 20 and 21. To purchase tickets, click on this link: https://goeasternair.com , call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800.   Private tour operator Solange Reps notified the U.S. ... Read More»

Alert: AVAILABLE NOW! Charter Flights from Lima April 16 & 18, Peru (April 15, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Commercial carrier  Eastern Airlines  is offering a charter flight from Lima, Peru, to Miami, Florida on Thursday, April 16 and Saturday, April 18.  There is a possibility additional flights could be scheduled for April 20 and April 21.  To purchase tickets directly from Eastern Airlines, visit its website at  https://goeasternair.com .   You may also reach Eastern by calling +1 (855) 216-7601 or by WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800 for ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Flight Cost & Payment Options, Peru (April 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)  Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to seek options for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru. Commercial airline  Eastern Airlines is offering private charter flights from Lima, Peru, to Miami, Florida. The first flight on Thursday, April 16 has been fully booked. The airline has opened a second flight on April 18, and is looking to ... Read More»

Alert: Expanding Flight Options & Pet Accommodation on Eastern Airlines, Peru (April 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: No more U.S. Government-charter flights are scheduled.  The U.S. Embassy continues to work with multiple partners to identify options for Americans to return to the United States.  The U.S. Embassy coordinated with  Eastern Airlines  to offer a private charter flight from Lima, Peru, to Miami, Florida.  The upcoming flight is still tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 16, provided a sufficient number of tickets are sold.  We are supporting Eastern Airlines ... Read More»

Alert: Eastern Airlines Private Charter Flight, Thursday, April 16, Peru (April 13, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: No more U.S. Government-charter flights are scheduled.  Instead, the U.S. Embassy coordinated with Eastern Airlines  to offer a private charter flight from Lima, Peru, to Miami, Florida.  The upcoming flight is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 16, provided a sufficient number of tickets are booked.  To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 7,150 Americans. The U.S. Embassy is supporting Eastern Airlines with logistical ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Flight Options Update And Quarantine Reminder, Peru (April 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, Sunday April 12, a private charter flight successfully repatriated 125 U.S. citizens to Miami. To date, a total of 7,150 American citizens have departed Peru on U.S. government and private charter flights. The U.S. Embassy coordinated with Eastern Airlines to offer private charter flights from Peru to the United States. ... Read More»

Eastern Airlines Private Charter Flight on April 14, Lima Peru (April 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Tuesday, April 14, Eastern Airlines is offering a private charter flight. To purchase tickets for this flight, please use the following link: https://goeasternair.com/ . The U.S. Embassy has no additional scheduled charter repatriation flights at this time. Over 7,000 American citizens have departed Peru on U.S. government and private charter flights.  Today, Sunday ... Read More»

CONFIRMED, 9 AM Rally Point for Solange Reps Private Charter Today, Lima, Peru (April 12, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated more than 7,000 Americans. The private charter flight organized by Solange Reps is confirmed and happening TODAY.  This is not a U.S. government flight.  If you purchased a ticket for this flight, please proceed to the rally point at the JW Marriott (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores ... Read More»

Repatriation and Flight Updates, Peru (April 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, more than 150 Americans departed Peru on a U.S. government-chartered flight.  To date, over 7,000 Americans have returned home to the United States from Peru.  No flights are scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, April 12. We regret any inconvenience caused by the cancellation today of private tour operator Solange Reps’ scheduled ... Read More»

Alert: Possible April 14 Direct Bill Commercial Flight and STEP Update, Peru (April 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: We are diligently working towards a U.S. government-facilitated direct-bill commercial flight for Tuesday, April 14, pending the necessary approvals from the Government of Peru.  We urge U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to take advantage of any available options.  If you cannot board an upcoming flight, be prepared to remain in Peru ... Read More»

CONFIRMED, 10 AM Rally Point for Solange Private Charter Today, Peru (April 11, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  One U.S. Embassy-facilitated flight will depart Lima today for Miami, with a stop in Iquitos for additional passengers. The nonprofit organization Warrior Angels Rescue is assisting U.S. citizens with transportation to the Iquitos airport for today’s flight. To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 6,875 Americans. No U.S. Embassy flights ... Read More»

Alert: Tomorrow’s Repatriation Flight, Lima-Iquitos-Miami (April 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Tomorrow there is a U.S. government repatriation flight from Lima to Iquitos to Miami.  For the convenience of passengers confirmed on tomorrow’s flight from Lima, the U.S. Embassy will provide shuttle buses departing at 6:00 AM from the following hotels: Hilton (Av. La Paz 1099, Miraflores ) Doubletree (Jr. Independencia 141, Miraflores) Swissotel ... Read More»

Alert: Corrected Effective Date of Updated Quarantine Measures Is Tomorrow, April 11, Peru (April 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra clarified today that the updated quarantine measures initially slated for April 13 will take effect tomorrow, Saturday, April 11.  Per the new measures, quarantine movement restrictions will no longer include a gender-based rotation.  The updated quarantine guidance stipulates that from Monday to Saturday only one person per family (regardless ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine and Repatriation Update, Today’s Private Charter Cancelled Peru (April 10, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Solange Reps cancelled today’s charter flight from Lima to Miami. This is not a U.S. Embassy flight. Solange Reps is working to reschedule the flight. Please contact the company directly for more information. There will be a U.S. government charter flight from Lima to Iquitos to Miami tomorrow, April 11. Peruvian ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and April 11 LIM-IQT-MIA Flight (April 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, 238 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 6,875.  Our next flight scheduled from Lima to Miami, with a stop in Iquitos, will be on Saturday, April 11.  We are assisting Americans in Arequipa to enable them to travel on that same flight.  There are no embassy-facilitated flights ... Read More»

Alert: Potential Private Charter on April 10 from Lima, Peru (April 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Private tour operator Solange Reps has shared an online form for travelers to express interest in a possible private charter flight from Lima to Miami on Friday, April 10. To register your interest, please click on this link:   https://forms.gle/Ldgy3FxBDEsPPZXZ8 .  This is not a U.S. Embassy-sponsored flight.  Interested travelers should contact the ... Read More»

Alert: Lima & Iquitos Flights and Potential Private Charter, Peru (April 9, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 6,630 Americans. One flight will depart Lima today, and another is scheduled to depart on Saturday, April 11, pending Peruvian government approval. Saturday’s flight is slated to depart Lima for Iquitos before continuing on to Miami. We have been in contact with the ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update and Iquitos Transport (April 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:Today, roughly 580 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 6,630. There is a flight scheduled out of Lima for tomorrow, April 9th. There is a flight scheduled to depart Iquitos on Saturday, April 11, pending Peruvian Government approval. We have been in contact with the nonprofit organization, ... Read More»

Alert: Extension of Quarantine and Meeting Points For Tomorrow’s Repatriation Flight, Peru (April 8, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: On April 8, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced that emergency measures in Peru, including the closure of borders, will continue through April 26. Per the enhanced Peruvian quarantine measures for the Holy Week holiday, tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, transportation options to the embassy will be limited, as taxis may not be ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Flights, Peru (April 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  We received flight authorizations from the Peruvian government today for additional repatriation flights on April 8 and April 9. All confirmed passengers will receive a flight confirmation email with a linked transit letter. Travelers should print and use this letter while traveling to the designated flight meeting point. If you cannot ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Government-Sponsored Charter Flights Confirmed April 8 & 9, Peru (April 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: We received flight authorizations from the Peruvian government today for additional repatriation flights on April 8 and April 9.  Flight confirmation emails will be sent to confirmed passengers later today.  Confirmed passengers should carry in paper and electronic form the confirmation email and the travel letter provided by the U.S. Embassy.  ... Read More»

Alert: No Flights Today and Quarantine Update for April 9 & 10, Peru (April 7, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 6,050 Americans. No U.S. government charter flights are scheduled today, April 7. Two flights are scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, subject to Peruvian Government approval. We will notify travelers as soon as we receive flight authorizations. We continue to work with Peruvian authorities ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update (April 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, roughly 450 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 6,050. No flights are scheduled for tomorrow. Two flights are scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, subject to Peruvian Government approval. We will notify travelers as soon as we receive approval. We continue to work with Peruvian authorities ... Read More»

Alert: COVID-19 Information (April 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Thank you for your patience as we work to assist you. All confirmed repatriation flight passengers will receive a repatriation flight confirmation e-mail with a link to a transit letter and specific instructions. In addition, passengers will be required to sign an assumption-of-risk waiver prior to boarding. For more COVID-19 information ... Read More»

Alert: Arequipa, Ica, Iquitos, Paracas, Pisco, Nazca and Tacna Regional Flights and Quarantine Movement Restrictions, Peru (April 6, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 5,600 Americans. Two flights will depart today from Lima with passengers from Arequipa, Ica, Iquitos, Lima, Paracas, Pisco, Nazca, and Tacna. No flights are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7.  We are aware that U.S. citizens remain in Lima and other regions of ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Updates, Peru (April 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  Today, 450 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 5,600. There is a flight confirmed on April 6; no flights are scheduled for Tuesday, April 7. We continue to work with Peruvian authorities and the private sector to arrange additional flights for the coming week and will ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine Measures, Peru (April 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: We secured Government of Peru flight authorizations through tomorrow, Monday, April 6. There are no scheduled flights on Tuesday, April 7, but we are coordinating on flights for later in the week.  Buses from Arequipa and Tacna are currently en route to Lima.  Buses will also pick up U.S. citizens in ... Read More»

Alert: Ground and Air Transport in Arequipa, Ica, Lima, and Tacna, Peru (April 5, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 5,150 Americans. Two flights will depart today from Lima with additional passengers from Cajamarca, Chimbote, Iquitos, and Lima. Buses from Arequipa and Tacna will travel to Lima today, and from the Ica region to Lima tomorrow to board flights to the United States. ... Read More»

Alert: Quarantine and Repatriation Update, Peru (April 4, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Per the Peruvian quarantine measures, tomorrow, Sunday, April 5, all businesses will be closed and there will be limited transportation options. We encourage people to comply with the Peruvian Government’s measures and to follow the instructions of Peruvian authorities. We will contact passengers today with special instructions for those confirmed for ... Read More»

Alert: Ongoing Repatriation Efforts, Peru (April 4, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date, the U.S. Embassy has repatriated approximately 4,680 U.S. Citizens. Two flights are departing today from Lima. The flights will repatriate Americans from different parts of Peru, including U.S. Citizens arriving in Lima this morning from Chiclayo, Piura and Tumbes via U.S. Embassy-organized transportation. We are aware of U.S. Citizens ... Read More»

Alert: Pre-boarding Information and Peruvian Visa Extensions – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Apr. 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, roughly 580 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 4,680.  Additional daily flights to the United States are scheduled through Monday, April 6. Buses from Chiclayo and Piura departed for Lima today, and others are scheduled to bring travelers from Cajamarca Saturday, April 4.  Transportation to Lima from Arequipa, Chimbote, and ... Read More»

Alert: Onward Travel – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Apr. 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Our final regularly scheduled flight from Cusco departed today. All repatriation flights through Monday, April 6, will depart from Lima. The U.S. Embassy is arranging regional transportation to bring Americans throughout Peru to Lima to return home. Buses from Chiclayo, Piura, and Tumbes depart for Lima today, and others are scheduled to ... Read More»

Additional Flight Monday April 6, New Quarantine Measures and Regional Repatriations – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Apr. 3, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Two flights will depart today, one each from Lima and Cusco. The Peruvian government has approved an additional chartered repatriation flight on Monday, April 6 from Lima. We will continue to work with Peruvian authorities and with the private sector to explore the possibility of additional flight options, but if you ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Two flights will depart tomorrow, April 3, one each from Lima and Cusco. The U.S Government has Peruvian government approval for chartered repatriation flights through Sunday, April 5. We will continue to work with Peruvian authorities and with the private sector to arrange additional flights, but if you plan to return ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Update, Peru (April 2, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Efforts are underway to bring American travelers to Lima from Piura, Chiclayo and Tumbes.  Buses will depart the aforementioned cities on Friday, April 3 for a repatriation flight to the United States on Saturday, April 4.  In addition, on Saturday April 4, buses will pick up Americans from Cajamarca for a ... Read More»

Alert: Important Update – Repatriation Deadlines, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: IMPORTANT: The last repatriation flight from Cusco is tomorrow, April 3. We expect the last regularly scheduled charter flight to depart Peru on April 5. We will continue to facilitate daily travel and coordinate flights to repatriate Americans from all corners of Peru through April 5. U.S. Citizens who remain in ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Updates – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Apr. 1, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, approximately 400 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 4100 Americans. No flights are scheduled for tomorrow, April 2. Flights will resume on Friday, April 3. If interested in a repatriation flight from Peru, please register at  https://bit.ly/3bx5ons . DO NOT register multiple times. Be prepared to commit to a repatriation ... Read More»

Alert: Additional Cities to be Repatriated & Peru Visa Regulations – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Two flights will depart today, one each from Lima and Cusco.  The Lima flight will include Americans who traveled by bus from Trujillo and Huaraz.  Efforts are underway to bring travelers to Lima from Piura, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Chimbote, and Tacna, as well as other parts of Peru.  Additional buses are scheduled for ... Read More»

Alert: Repatriation Efforts Update – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, almost 400 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 3700 Americans. We have successfully repatriated individuals from Iquitos, Arequipa, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado and the Ica region. Tomorrow, two groups of buses are transporting U.S. Citizens from Trujillo and Huaraz to Lima for a repatriation flight later ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Message and Repatriation Efforts Update U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 31, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: On March 31, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the extraordinary efforts the Department of State is making to bring U.S. Citizens home from more than 50 countries, including Peru. He also emphasized the importance for U.S. Citizens abroad to make immediate plans to return to the United States. The U.S. ... Read More»

Flight Updates & Curfew Reminder U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 31, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: To date more than 3300 Americans have returned home from Peru. Two flights will be departing today, one from Lima and one from Cusco. In addition, we have successfully brought U.S. Citizens from Iquitos, Arequipa, Pucallpa, and throughout the Ica region. Efforts are underway to bring travelers to Lima from Trujillo ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Updates & Curfew Reminder U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 30, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Today, more than 350 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to nearly 3300 Americans. We have successfully repatriated individuals from Iquitos, Arequipa, and throughout the Ica region. Efforts are underway to bring travelers to Lima from Trujillo and Puerto Maldonado tomorrow. Continue to monitor your emails and our website ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Update & Request for Information – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  To date, approximately 2,800 Americans have departed Peru.  Two flights will be departing today, one each from Lima and Cusco.  Buses bringing U.S. citizens from the Ica region (Ica City, Pisco, and Paracas) are currently en route to Lima for the citizens’ return to the United States. A similar operation will ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Update & Request for Information U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: On Sunday, March 29, 530 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 2,830. In addition to scheduled repatriation flights from Lima and Cusco, the U.S. Embassy is organizing buses for tomorrow, March 30, to bring U.S. citizens from Ica Region (Ica City, Pisco, and Paracas) to Lima ... Read More»

Alert: Regional Repatriation Update & Request for Information U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 29, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event: Even as we continue daily repatriation flights from Lima and Cusco, the U.S. Embassy is redoubling efforts to help Americans stranded in other areas of Peru return safely home. Our next operations will focus on the regions of La Libertad (Trujillo and outlying areas) and Ica (including Ica City, Paracas and ... Read More»

Alert: Flight Update & Request for Information U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:  To date, the U.S. Embassy repatriated 2300 Americans. Today, three more flights are scheduled as part of our continuing efforts to bring U.S. Citizens home. Yesterday, we introduced a Repatriation Flight Registration  Form  ( https://bit.ly/3bx5ons ) to quickly and efficiently compile traveler information. We received more than 2800 responses, which are helping our team identify ... Read More»

Alert – Flight Update & Request for Information – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  On Saturday, March 28, 500 Americans departed Peru, bringing the total number of repatriations to approximately 2,300.  Three more flights are expected tomorrow. We sincerely apologize for the delays, frustration, or lapses in communication you may have experienced.  Our team has been hard at work developing a better process to assist our fellow Americans ... Read More»

Alert – Senior Official Julie Chung in Lima – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  Three flights are scheduled to depart Peru today: LATAM is departing Cusco for Miami (via Lima), United is departing Lima for Washington, DC, and American is departing Lima for Miami.   Please do not travel to the airport until you receive notification from the U.S. Embassy with confirmed flight details (this message ... Read More»

Alert – Repatriation Efforts – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  As of 5:00PM today the U.S. Embassy sent approximately 1800 Americans home from Peru. Today, two flights departed Lima and one flight departed Cusco. Three more flights will leave Peru tomorrow. This message is not a flight confirmation. Please do not proceed to the airport until you receive a separate confirmation ... Read More»

Alert – Overland Repatriation Efforts from Arequipa – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  Repatriation The U.S. Embassy is organizing buses for tomorrow, March 28, to bring U.S. citizens from Arequipa to Lima for their onward flight back to the United States. Late last night, the Peruvian government approved repatriation flights through April 1, making it easier for the U.S. Embassy and airlines to place ... Read More»

Alert – Repatriation Efforts – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  Repatriation Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy coordinated with the Peruvian Navy to reach stranded U.S. citizens by boat in the Amazon region so they could return home. Today, two flights will leave Lima, and one will depart from Cusco. If you were contacted by the U.S. Embassy last night, please proceed to ... Read More»

Alert – Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event: Today, three flights carrying over 300 Americans departed Peru from Lima, Cusco, and Iquitos. Tomorrow, two flights will leave Lima, and one will depart from Cusco. We will contact you directly as soon as you are confirmed on a flight. Please proceed to the meeting place at the indicated time. Your ... Read More»

Alert – Additional quarantine measures – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

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 ... Read More»

Alert – Three flights to the United States today – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  Three flights for U.S. citizens are scheduled to depart Peru today: a flight from Iquitos to Miami, from Lima to Miami, and from Cusco to Miami via Lima. Please do not travel to the airport until you have received notification from the U.S. Embassy with confirmed flight details. The Peruvian Government ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event: As of 5:00PM today we have repatriated over 1000 Americans from Peru.  Senior U.S. officials maintain constant communication with the Government of Peru and are working around the clock to secure authorization for more repatriation flights tomorrow. Today we had our first flight from Cusco to Miami (via Lima).  We scheduled ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  As of 1:00PM today, two planes carrying approximately 300 Americans from Lima and Cusco are departing for the United States, bringing the total of repatriated Americans from Peru to over 1000 people. Senior U.S. officials maintain constant communication with the Government of Peru and are working around the clock to secure ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (March 25, 2020)

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  Senior U.S. officials maintained constant communication with the Government of Peru throughout March 24 to secure permissions for flights to land on March 25 to repatriate U.S. citizens.  At 11:15PM on March 24, the U.S. Embassy received final permission for the landing of a Lima-Miami flight and a Cusco-Lima-Miami.  Manifested passengers received ... Read More»

Alert: Updated Flights Information for U.S. citizens, U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 25, 2020)

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima arranged two flights for today for U.S. citizens from Cusco and Lima.  The U.S. Embassy is scheduling additional flights for this week pending Peruvian government authorization. Today’s flights are booked with humanitarian priority individuals, including older adults, people with underlying health conditions, minors traveling without a parent ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) As of March 24, approximately 700 Americans have departed Peru on repatriation flights. Our embassy team in Lima is working around the clock with the Government of Peru and the U.S. private sector to repatriate U.S. citizens currently in Peru. For medical reasons, Ambassador Krishna Urs departed Peru on March 20.  He continues ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues to look for more flights for U.S. citizens to depart Peru in the coming days.   Priority considerations are given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes or heart and lung disease), minors traveling without a parent or legal guardian, as well as other adults ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues to look for options for U.S. citizens to depart Peru.  Today’s flights from Peru to the United States have been delayed.  U.S. citizens should stay in their lodging until further notice.  We are working to seek permission from the Peruvian government to land airplanes arriving from ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues operations and is coordinating with the Peruvian Government to arrange repatriation flights over the next few days for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  To date, approximately 700 Americans departed Peru on these flights.  Be advised that air traffic is limited to only ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Health Alert  – U.S. Embassy Lima March 23 2020 Location:  Peru (country-wide) Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues operations and is working in close coordination with the Peruvian Government to explore charter repatriation flights for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States. To date, approximately 600 Americans have departed Peru on ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (Mar. 23, 2020)

Health Alert  – U.S. Embassy Lima March 23 2020 Location:  Peru (outside Lima and Cusco) Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues to coordinate closely with the Peruvian Government on all options for U.S. citizens to depart the country and are arranging charter aircraft.  To date, approximately 500 American tourists departed Peru.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: Peru (country-wide) Event: The Peruvian Ministry of Health confirmed 263 cases of COVID-19 in Peru as of Mar. 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to contact airlines with flights to Peru to try to make travel arrangements. Latam Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 13 the Peruvian Ministry of Health announced 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.  On March 11 Peruvian President ... Read More»

Condolences on the Death of Former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar to his family. Javier Perez de Cuellar was an adept Peruvian statesman and a tenacious advocate for peace. He led the UN for two ... Read More»

First annual Child Protection Compact Partnership (CPC) Bilateral Dialogue

The United States Ambassador to Peru, Krishna R. Urs, Principal Deputy Director of the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Kari Johnstone, and Vice Minister of Interior for Public Safety Víctor Raúl Rucoba, met for high-level discussions during the first annual U.S.-Peru Child Protection Compact Partnership (CPC) Bilateral Dialogue in ... Read More»

Re-Entry Permit Pick-Up Instructions

Re-Entry Permit Pick-Up Instructions This page is for those who have already applied for a re-entry permit at USCIS and requested to receive it at the Embassy in Lima. If you wish to see whether it has been received by the U.S. Embassy in Lima, follow the instructions below. How can I check my status? ... Read More»

Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the ... Read More»

Statement of Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, at the OAS

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Organization of American States Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today. And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership ... Read More»

“Bicentennial Scholarship” to study Masters in Sciences in the U.S.

Fulbright Commission Executive Director Dr. Laura Balbuena González and National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Concytec) President Dr. Fabiola León-Velarde commemorated the signing of the “Fulbright Concytec Bicentennial Scholarship” Cooperation Partnership Agreement  to study masters or doctorates in sciences in the United States, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador Krishna R. Urs, and ... Read More»

Mobilizing against gender-based violence

Millions of people around the world are mobilizing during these days to prevent and eliminate one of the greatest evils of our time: violence against women and girls. Gender-based violence does not distinguish or respect borders. In the face of this, between November 25 and December 10, governments and civil society mobilize against gender-based violence, ... Read More»

U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) led a delegation of members of Congress to Lima, Peru

U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) led a delegation of members of Congress to Lima, Peru, November 10-12. During the visit, the members met with leadership from the U.S. Embassy in Lima for a discussion of the Mission’s priorities: support Peru’s aspirations for regional and global leadership; build Peru’s institutional capacity to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – October 1, 2019

Location: Lima, Peru Event: The Embassy is aware of the possibility of demonstrations throughout the country and is monitoring the situation. Demonstrations last night were largely peaceful. Access to certain areas may be restricted and there may be a greater police presence. Even nominally peaceful demonstrations and large gatherings have the potential to become unruly ... Read More»

Peru Returns to the Immigrant Diversity Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State announced that the Immigrant Diversity Visa Program for the year 2021 (DV-2021) begins October 2, 2019. Peru is one of the countries eligible to participate in this program . The Department of State will accept applications for potential immigrants based in qualified countries and will issue a total of 50,000 permanent residence visas to those who register and meet the necessary requirements. Application period runs from ... Read More»

Apply for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program 2020

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program is a U.S. Department of State sponsored program that seeks young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in a professional training program in the United States. Entrepreneurs also have the opportunity to enter the YLAI Network, a digital space with professional resources to help them create key contacts and foster positive ... Read More»

Announcement of the Foreign Service Officer Test – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in October 2019!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Thursday, October 3, 2019 and the morning of Friday, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (August 22, 2019)

Location: Lima, Peru Event:  The Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP) has called for a march in Lima, Peru starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of August 22, 2019 .   Demonstrations are planned to begin in two places.  One group will start in the area of Parque Kennedy, in the district of Miraflores, ... Read More»

U.S. authorities visit Peru to support the return to democracy in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams were in Lima to attend the Meeting in Support of Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó, in the framework of the International Conference on Democracy in Venezuela on August 6. The delegation attended a conference focused on ... Read More»

Safety Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – August 7, 2019

Safety Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – August 7, 2019 Location: Archaeological zone of Kuélap, the 6th-century walled settlement in the region of Amazonas, Peru, near the towns of María and Tingo. Event: The Peruvian government ordered the temporary closing of the Kuélap archaeological ruins because of an ongoing forest fire. Actions to ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reaches a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today,  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Statement by Secretary Pompeo Peru’s Independence Day July 28, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence. The friendship between the United States and Peru is defined by our shared values of democracy, security, mutually ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 24, 2019

Location: Cusco Region, Peru. Event: Peru Rail and Inca Rail both report they are closing stations due to planned protests between today and tomorrow (July 24-25).  Protestors are currently marching.  Peru’s Tourist Protection Agency (Red de Protección al Turista) reports that Peruvian National Police will be protecting the route between the city of Cusco and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019 Location: Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna regions in southern Peru. Event: iPeru and Canatur report protests against Southern Copper Corporation’s proposed Tía María mine are occurring in the Arequipa and Moquegua regions. Overland transit routes have been blocked: Arequipa to Puno Arequipa to Cusco ... Read More»

Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019

Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019 Location: General Sanchez Cerro (Moquegua), Mariscal Nieto (Moquegua), Candarave (Tacna), Arequipa (Arequipa) Event:  According to Peru’s Geophysics Institute (IGP), Ubinas volcano in Moquegua Region began to erupt around 2:35 a.m. local time, on Friday, July 19. – ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Updated for Peru on July 18, 2019

The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Peru on July 18, 2019. The full text of the new Travel Advisory follows: Peru – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution C T E Exercise increased caution in Peru, due to crime and Pan American / Parapan American Games. Some areas have increased risk. Read the ... Read More»

U.S. Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Completes Mission in Peru

United States Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs; Minister of Defense Jorge Moscoso Flores; and Minister of Health Zulema Tomás participated in a ceremony marking the end of the medical mission of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Callao.  Between July 10 and 14, the medical crew of the USNS Comfort provided ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy returns to Lima International Book Fair

The United States Embassy in Peru participates in the 2019 Lima International Book Fair (FIL Lima) with a U.S.-library themed space that highlights the important role libraries play in their communities as a source for information and social integration. The space offers different services provided by public libraries in the United States. One section becomes ... Read More»

Fourth deployment of the hospital ship USNS Comfort starts today in El Callao

This morning, the Ambassador of the United States, Krishna Urs, welcomed the United States Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort upon his arrival at the port of Callao. “This medical mission highlights the permanent ties that unite the government of the United States and Peru,” said Ambassador Urs, on the opening day of “Operation Brotherhood” (English ... Read More»

Venezuela’s Independence Day – Message from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence. Once again, the Venezuelan people are besieged by dictatorship, undesired foreign presence, and profiteers.  As in the time of Bolivar, Venezuela’s path to ... Read More»

U.S. supports renovation of PNP Forensics Laboratory

U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Mark Wells helped open the renovated Peruvian National Police (PNP) Forensics Laboratory in Callao and presented a donation of 25 motorcycles to the PNP. To date, the collaboration between the U.S. Government and the Police Region of Callao totals $2.1 million. Minister of the Interior retired PNP General Carlos Morán; General ... Read More»

Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – June 19, 2019

Location: Lima Metropolitan Area (Plaza 2 de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Government Palace, and Congress) Arequipa, Cajamarca, Ica, Iquitos, and Ucayali. Event: Strikes and demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, throughout the day.  The Confederación General de Trabajadores del Perú (CGTP, the largest trade union federation in Peru), joined by ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier Travels to Lima, Peru

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier will be in Lima, Peru, June 15-18 for meetings with Minister of Foreign Relations Nestor Popolizio, Minister of Economy and Finance Carlos Oliva, and Minister of Defense Jose Huerta, among other Peruvian officials. They will discuss shared efforts to fight transnational criminal organizations, Peru’s leadership ... Read More»

Nonimmigrant visa process change – June 1, 2019

Effective June 1, nonimmigrant visa applicants must bring the following required documents for a visa interview: valid passport, DS-160 confirmation page, and a photo.  If a visa class requires specific forms (students, temporary workers, and certain cultural exchange participants), applicants must also bring the appropriate forms (I-20, DS-2019, or I-129S form).  Applicants present without the ... Read More»

May 26, 2019 Earthquake: Message to U.S. Citizens

Peru Earthquake – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – May 26, 2019 Location:  Loreto region, east of the town of Yurimaguas. Event: A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Loreto region of Peru.  Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reports one fatality in the Cajamarca region and 11 injuries so far, as well as isolated power ... Read More»

USNS Comfort Mission Stops Announced

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs presents donation to fight illegal mining

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs presented a donation of equipment valued at nearly $200,000 today to Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra.  The equipment donation supports the Peruvian National Police (PNP) and “Operation Mercury,” a project to fight illegal mining in La Pampa, Madre de Dios. Also in attendance were the Minister of the Interior, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru May 10, 2019

Locations: Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Puno. Event: Two agricultural unions announced a national strike on Monday, May 13.  To ensure the safety of its passengers, PeruRail will temporarily suspend service from Cusco to Machu Picchu and on PeruRail Titicaca, which connects Cusco with Puno. Actions to Take: Contact your tour agent to make changes accordingly. ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Returns in Response to Venezuela Regional Crisis

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America to conduct humanitarian medical assistance missions in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. During a five-month humanitarian mission, ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs and Embassy cyclists ride in Cañete and Chincha

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs leads a delegation of cyclists from the United States Embassy April 25-26 to celebrate Earth Day, promote sustainable tourism and healthy lifestyles without drugs, and the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport. The two-day bicycle tour covers almost 60 kilometers and includes cultural heritage sites ... Read More»

U.S. supports Peru-hosted ministerial conference on “Enhancing Regional Coordination in Response to the Impacts of Forced Displacement”

With support of the Government of the United States of America and the Organization of American States (OAS), the Government of Peru convened senior government officials from OAS member states, international organizations, and subject matter experts Apr. 29-30 to a conference to coordinate actions to alleviate the plight of displaced populations, and the impacts of ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo concludes visit to South America with a stop in Cúcuta

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo capped four days of travel through South America with a stop in Cúcuta, Colombia, a major entry and transit point for  Venezuelans  fleeing the manmade crisis at home. The secretary, who was joined in Cúcuta by Colombian President Iván Duque and Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez, visited the Center for Transitional Assistance for Migrants, ... Read More»

United States Increases to Almost $26 Million Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans in Peru

Today, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled the man-made crisis in their country.  With this new funding, the United States has now provided nearly $26 million in humanitarian assistance to ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s visit to Chile, Paraguay, Cúcuta, Colombia and Peru

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Cucuta, Colombia April 11-15 to deepen U.S. partnerships in the Western Hemisphere.  The Secretary’s visit will celebrate and reinforce shared commitments to democracy and human rights, highlight increased opportunities for prosperity and security for our citizens, and rally support for democracy in ... Read More»

First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo Present “International Women of Courage” 2019 awards

First Lady Melania Trump joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington in presenting the International Women of Courage Award to Razia Sultana of Bangladesh, Naw K’nyaw Paw of Burma, Moumina Houssein Darar of Djibouti, Mama Maggie of Egypt, Colonel Khalida Khalaf Hanna al-Twal of Jordan, Sister Orla Treacy of Ireland, Olivera Lakic of ... Read More»

Peruvian Flor de María Vega Zapata among winners of International Women of Courage Award

On Thursday, March 7, Secretary of State Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump will deliver special remarks at the ceremony. Now in its 13th year, the Secretary ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs celebrates International Women’s Day in Tacna

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs hosted a reception at the Tacna Binational Center (Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano de Tacna) to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Tacna Provincial Mayor Julio Medina Castro, Tacna Binational Center President of the Board of Directors Mauricio Pérez-Wicht San Román, “Thunderbird for Good” Director for Latin America Cindy Yeager, and ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions Governors of Venezuelan States Aligned with Maduro

Today, the United States took action against four governors aligned with the illegitimate Maduro regime who prevented desperately needed international humanitarian assistance from entering Venezuela and/or engaged in corruption to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, in some cases involving human rights violations. Sanctions were imposed on the governors of the states of Zulia: Omar ... Read More»

Did You Not Get Your February 2019 Payment?

If you have not received your February 2019 payment, it may be because the SSA did not timely receive your Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire. In order to reinstate the benefits you must take the following actions: Complete the  SSA-7162 form (PDF-156KB) if: you receive payments in your own name. Complete the  SSA-7161 form  (PDF-484KB) if: you receive payments through a representative payee. ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location: near or in the regions of Ancash, Arequipa, Cusco, Junín, La Libertad, Lima, Moquegua, and Pasco. Event:  PROMPERU and DIRCETUR are reporting that travel in many regions of Peru has been negatively impacted by recent heavy rains. Travel may continue to be affected throughout the rainy season which usually ends March 31. Due to ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – February 12, 2019

Location: near or in the regions of Ancash, Arequipa, Cusco, Junín, La Libertad, Lima, Moquegua, and Pasco. Event:  PROMPERU and DIRCETUR are reporting that travel in many regions of Peru has been negatively impacted by recent heavy rains. Travel may continue to be affected throughout the rainy season which usually ends March 31. Due to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – February 11, 2019

Location: Three separate locations within Cusco – Tika Tika, Penal Qenqoro, and Tupac Amaru Plaza. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 11 and February 12, 2019, beginning at 12:00 pm.  The Junta de Usuarios de Agua citizens’ association plans to protest the recent construction of a hotel by an international hospitality company ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Lima Group

READOUT February 4, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Lima Group At the invitation of the Lima Group, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign ministers meeting, which Canada hosted. ­­­­­The Lima Group was represented by foreign ministers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, ... Read More»

United States is Ready to Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela

Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to cope with severe food and medicine shortages and the other dire impacts of their country’s political and economic crisis caused by the illegitimate Maduro ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President

Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, “The people of ... Read More»

Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of ... Read More»

Important Notice

Due to the lapse in appropriations of the U.S. government for some agencies, the Embassy will be operating in a limited manner until further notice. At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations. All consular appointments ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S.-Peru cooperation on counternarcotics and the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to counternarcotics efforts. Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Popolizio for his leadership in tackling corruption and promoting transparency and good ... Read More»

Routine Message – U.S. Embassy Lima (December 28, 2018)

Location: Peru Effective January 1, 2019, the Government of Peru will begin enforcing an existing law that requires all foreign travelers to have a passport valid for a minimum of six months past time of entry into Peru.  Peruvian authorities will deny entry into Peru for travelers not meeting this requirement. U.S. citizens traveling to ... Read More»

International Anticorruption Day

 Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 7, 2018 International Anticorruption Day Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption Day on December 9, we pledge to continue working with our ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points ... Read More»

The United States and Peru complete large joint disaster response exercise along the Costa Verde, Lima

Approximately 50 United States Marines, together with members of the Peruvian armed forces, National Police, and firefighters, carried out a large joint disaster response and humanitarian assistance exercise and simulation that included the deployment of the USS Somerset (LPD 25) and BAP Pisco vessels along “Agua Dulce” beach in Chorrillos, on the Costa Verde in ... Read More»

USS SOMERSET of the United States and BAP Pisco of Peru will carry out joint simulation exercises for rapid response to natural disasters

The United States Navy’s USS Somerset (LPD 25) multipurpose vessel will arrive at the port of Callao to participate in joint exercises to simulate a rapid response to natural disasters, in conjunction with the Peruvian Navy’s recently incorporated multipurpose vessel BAP Pisco (AMP-156).  The joint amphibious landing will take place on the Costa Verde. Approximately ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador At-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons Arrived in Peru to Support Fight Against Child Exploitation

Ambassador at-Large John Cotton Richmond, of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), arrived in Peru for the implementation launch of the “Child Protection Compact” (CPC), a four-year plan that will strengthen efforts to prevent and sanction child trafficking and provide services to victims. The implementation ceremony ... Read More»

U.S. officials, senior Peruvians commemorate implementation launch of U.S.-Peru Child Protection Compact Partnership Activities

United States Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs, United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond, and Vice Minister of Interior for Public Safety Nataly Ponce Chauca, commemorated the launch of activities to implement the U.S. – Peru Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership was signed in 2017 ... Read More»

Find out if you are eligible for a visa renewal without an interview

Certain applicants may be able to apply to renew their visas without an interview. Qualified applicants can complete the online application , pay the fees, and drop off their passports and other required documents at one of this five designated locations around Peru at any time during their normal business hours. and  If you have urgent travel, please make an appointment through the ... Read More»

USNS Comfort Concludes Successful Medical Assistance Mission

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs, President of the Council of Ministers César Villanueva, Minister of Defense José Huerta, and senior civilian and military officials traveled today to Paita, Piura Region, where they participated in a moving ceremony to recognize a successful medical assistance mission involving 200 doctors, nurses, and military technicians, plus U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Hospital Ship will treat thousands of patients on the northern Peruvian coast

The United States Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), arrives in Peru on a medical assistance mission on October 30. It anchors near the port of Paita, Piura, and will provide medical services and surgeries from November 1 to 5 for patients from the Peruvian north coast, including Piura and Tumbes. During the visit, ... Read More»

United States delivers COER Moquegua to prevent and respond to natural disasters

The Ambassador of the United States in Peru, Krishna R. Urs, and the and the Director of the Peruvian Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), Brigadier General Jorge Chávez, participated in a ceremony today to deliver the Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) Moquegua, built by the United States Southern Command through its Humanitarian Assistance Program. At a ... Read More»

Inka Temple at Huánuco Pampa wins 2018 Ambassadors Fund Award

Ambassador Krishna R. Urs and Minister of Culture Patricia Balbuena, announced a winning project for the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP): the conservation and restoration of the Inka temple of the Huánuco Pampa archaeological site. The announcement took place this morning at the Huaca Mangomarca, in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, whose pyramid ... Read More»

United States Continues to Assist Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide affected Venezuelans with emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (September 26, 2018)

Location: Cusco/ La Convención, Peru Event: The Federation of Coca Growers of the Provinces of La Convención, Yanatile, and Lares (FEPCACYL) continue to demonstrate in the La Convención area; demonstrations are likely to intensify.  The taxi driver association has indicated they will join the protest.  Tourist police report police and protestors have clashed, but there ... Read More»

American Citizen Services & Federal Benefits Unit Events

Town Hall The U.S. Embassy Consul General, Denison Offutt, will host a Town Hall meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:00pm, in Arequipa to provide a general overview of ACS services, answer questions, and to listen to experiences of U.S. citizens. Where: Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (El Cultural) – Melgar 109, Cercado, Arequipa When: ... Read More»

Patriot Day, 2018

PATRIOT DAY, 2018 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION September 10, 2018 On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to ... Read More»

U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to Peru in response to Venezuelan migration reaches $4.1 million

Sep. 6, 2018 – U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs authorized an additional $500,000 to support humanitarian assistance efforts in Peru in the priority sector of health to respond to the continuing influx of Venezuelan migrants.  The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is providing the assistance ... Read More»

The United States and Canada Support Peru with $7 Million to Strengthen Nuclear Security

Ambassador Gwyneth Kutz of Canada and Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Wells from the United States Embassy launched the implementation of the project to Strengthen Cargo Container Security at the DP World Terminal at the Port of Callao today. The United States and Canada prioritized the Port of Callao for assistance from the Department of ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs inaugurates Regional Scientific Dialogue in Iquitos

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs inaugurated a scientific regional dialogue yesterday titled “Charting Routes Toward Prosperity:  Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure” at the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) in Iquitos, with the presence of U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Thomas Lovejoy. National and regional authorities attended the meeting, including Loreto Governor Fernando Meléndez Celis and the ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs promoted sports, healthy life and the use of the bycicle in Tarapoto

Ambassador Krishna Urs led a bicycle tour that covered almost 90 kilometers and included locations that are successful examples of alternative development in the San Martin Region. In the following images we can see the stops and visits he made as he passed through the “Ciudad de las Palmeras” (“City of Palm Trees”). August 9 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (August 7, 2018)

Location: Cusco, Cusco, Peru Event: PROMPERU (Peruvian Tourism Board, part of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism) is reporting a transportation strike and related road blocks in the vicinity of the city of Cusco that could last up to two days.  Beginning this morning, entry/exit points to the Sacred Valley, in Poroy and Pisac, are ... Read More»

Collision in vicinity of Cusco (July 18, 2018)

Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has confirmed that two trains collided between Cusco and Machu Picchu during the morning of July 31, 2018. While U.S. citizens were onboard, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities to U.S. citizens. The injured passengers were transported to Cusco-area clinics. Peruvian authorities are working ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan people have taken ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Peruvian National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence. Our people share a long-standing friendship that is at the core of our excellent bilateral relationship. Today, we celebrate your country’s rich history, cultural diversity, and democratic values. We look forward to continuing to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (July 24, 2018)

Location: Ricardo Palma Clinic on Javier Prado East 1066, Corpac, San Isidro. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from Peruvian authorities of explosions at the Ricardo Palma Clinic in San Isidro at 10:12 a.m. this morning.  Peruvian law enforcement has closed the perimeter of the building, to include Calle Ricardo Angulo, Calle ... Read More»

Renewal of Travel Advisory

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Peru.  The full text of the Travel Advisory follows: Peru – Level 1: Exercise normal precautions C T Exercise normal precautions in Peru. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian – Peruvian border area in the Loreto ... Read More»

NAMRU-6 Iquitos, Peru, Embassy Auction

POC: Logan Ortlieb; logan.a.ortlieb2.mil@mail.mil. Items for sale: Various laboratory and computer equipment. Laptops, Refrigerators, Centrifuge, etc. (full listing and photos available upon request). Viewing time of items in Iquitos: Monday, July 9th at NAMRU Iquitos facility. Time of proposals to the embassy: Tuesday, July 10th from 08:00AM to 12:00PM. Embassy employee entrance on Avendia Lima Polo. ... Read More»

The United States and Peru sign Memorandum of Understanding on the Exchange of Terrorist Screening Information

Lima, June 19, 2018 – The United States Ambassador to Peru, Krishna R. Urs, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Néstor Popolizio, signed a memorandum of understanding today between the Government of the Republic of Peru and the Government of the United States on the exchange of terrorist screening Information. The signing ... Read More»

43 Peace Corps Volunteers Take Oath of Office

Forty-three new Peace Corps Volunteers took their oaths of office June 7, 2018 at a ceremony held at the Peace Corps Training Center in Chaclacayo, Peru.  They will go to rural and suburban areas of the regions of Áncash, Amazonas, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Junín, and Pasco, increasing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Peru ... Read More»

Health Notice – U.S. Embassy Lima (June 7, 2018)

Location: Peru   Event:  For your information, this Health Notice repeats the statement by Secretary Pompeo, released Tuesday, June 5, 2018, regarding the Health Incidents Response Task Force, established in response to unexplained health incidents that have affected U.S. government personnel and family members in Cuba and China.  An unofficial Spanish translation of the statement ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the Organization of American States General Assembly

Secretary Pompeo participated today in the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Washington, D.C. with foreign ministers and senior representatives of other OAS member states. As the OAS celebrates the 70th anniversary of its charter, member states took stock of the important work the OAS has accomplished to advance hemispheric peace, security, human ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Pompeo: LGBTI Pride Month

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for ... Read More»

Statement By Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Mother’s Day Violence in Nicaragua

The United States condemns the Nicaraguan government’s violent response to peaceful Mother’s Day marches in Managua and other cities yesterday, including assaults on mothers mourning their children killed since protests began April 18.  The United States also condemns the beatings of journalists and attacks against local TV and radio stations. The international community and the citizens ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (May 24, 2018)

  Location: Cusco, Peru   Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima received reports from Peruvian authorities regarding a strike in Cusco on Thursday, May 24.  The strike is against the rising cost of fuel and gasoline. The Federación Departamental de Trabajadores (FDTC) and other transportation unions are expected to take part.  While local authorities are ... Read More»

Statement by Scretary Pompeo: An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20. This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy. Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through free, fair, and transparent elections, the government faces isolation from the international ... Read More»

Meet Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State

Few Americans possess a resume as varied as that of Mike Pompeo: first in his class at West Point, an editor of the Harvard Law Review, entrepreneur, congressman and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Add a new line to that resume: America’s chief diplomat. Pompeo, 54, was sworn in 26 April 2018 as the ... Read More»

Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (April 27, 2018)

Location: Pan-American Highway Between Talara and Tumbes, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from Peruvian authorities regarding a protest by fishing industry workers and others blocking all traffic on the Pan-American Highway from Talara to Tumbes, between Kilometer 220 and Kilometer 227 in northern Peru.  The protest is against a decree ... Read More»

New era of partnership

USAID Administrator Mark Green, Prime Minister César Villanueva, Minister of Finance David Tuesta, and the Executive Director of DEVIDA, Carmen Masías, celebrated a “New Era of Partnership” between the United States and Peru in countering narco-trafficking.  The celebration marked by the start of two new USAID public-private partnerships (one to support the coffee sector and ... Read More»

Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan On the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a country, and the United States will continue to ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s meeting with President Martín Vizcarra of Peru

Vice President Mike Pence met today with Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra to discuss the strong partnership between the two countries. Vice President Pence thanked him for hosting the Summit of the Americas in Lima and underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to bring democracy back to the great people of Venezuela.  The ... Read More»

Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the ... Read More»

Presidential Transition Reaffirms Strength of Democracy in Peru

March 23, 2018 The United States looks forward to working with President Martín Vizcarra following the constitutional transfer of power. We will continue advancing our bilateral relationship based on our shared values of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and respect for human rights. The United States is pleased to work with Peru at the April ... Read More»

Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

International Wildlife Day: “Big cats, predators under threat”

The U.S Embassy in Lima, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), the Municipality of Surco and the nonprofit organization Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrated International Wildlife Day on March 3, a day proclaimed by the ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Latin America

March 10, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will travel to Peru next month to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima and will meet with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Following the President’s participation at the summit, he will travel to Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos. The trip will be the President’s ... Read More»

Winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition

California State University, San Marcos Partners: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Species Conservation through Innovative Practices in U.S.A and Perú  California State University and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos will partner to enhance the academic experience of students in the U.S. and Perú through joint research on wildlife biology and public outreach ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

March 7, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss the strong partnership between our two countries. President Trump underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to restore democracy in Venezuela, and the two leaders discussed the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which ... Read More»

Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela.  Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit participation. The United ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (February 08, 2018)

Location: Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru Event: The Security Alert previously issued on December 19, 2017, has been cancelled and the temporary security measures have been rescinded. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n Surco, Lima 33, Peru Telephone: (51-1) 618-2000 After-hours emergencies: +511-618-2000 LimaACS@state.gov https://pe.usembassy.gov Lima ACS Facebook page U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco Avenida El Sol 449 ... Read More»

Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections. These elections do not have the agreement of all political parties and limit the ability of individuals to run in the election. By denying participation in the electoral process, the ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with Foreign Minister Aljovín

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Peruvian Foreign Minister Lucia Cayetana Aljovin Gazzani February 5, 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lima, Peru MODERATOR:  (Via interpreter)  Good afternoon (inaudible) declaration of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru Cayetana Aljovin. FOREIGN MINISTER ALJOVIN:  (Via interpreter)  Welcome, press.  Thank you for being here with us today.  I just ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Foreign Policy puts America First

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 “As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.” – President Donald J. Trump CHARTING A NEW COURSE: President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy is putting the interests and security of the ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson will ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson

The United States strongly rejects the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30.  This vote would be neither free nor fair. It would only deepen, not help resolve, national tensions. It would not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people, and would be seen as undemocratic and illegitimate in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (January 12, 2018)

Location: Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru Event: We remind U.S. citizens that in response to recent threat information, and until further notice, Embassy personnel are temporarily required to utilize vehicles to commute to and from the Embassy.  Walking, running and bicycling to and from the Embassy are strictly prohibited. Additionally, commercial areas in close proximity ... Read More»

Sports Envoy Dean Karnazes Travels to Peru

Ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes will travel to Peru, January 6–15, as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy .  Karnazes will engage Peruvian communities, including some of the country’s top runners, senior sports and youth officials, blind athletes, and indigenous people. In Lima, Karnazes will share his expertise with the Pan American Games committee as it plans ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Threat to U.S. Government Personnel

December 19, 2017 In response to recent threat information, and until further notice, Embassy personnel are temporarily required to utilize vehicles to commute to and from the Embassy.  Walking, running and bicycling to and from the Embassy are strictly prohibited. Additionally, commercial areas in close proximity to the Embassy (highlighted area in red) are off ... Read More»

President Trump Announces National Security Strategy

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests   NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: December 18, 2017 A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning ... Read More»

Remarks at the Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Event

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State George C. Marshall Center Washington, DC December 4, 2017 Thank you, Ambassador Kozak. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here today. I’m delighted to be here, honored to be able to speak before you. Each year on November 25th, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination ... Read More»

Information regarding travel in northern Peru

The U.S. Embassy in Lima received information on Wednesday, November 29 regarding road closures on the Pan-American Highway in the northern part of Peru.  The roads are being blocked by protesting agricultural workers.  These roadblocks are affecting travel between some cities in the north including: Mancora, Piura, Talara, and Tumbes. At this time, we have ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Tillerson on the Latest DPRK Missile Launch

November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The DPRK’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them must be reversed. Together the international community must continue ... Read More»

Ambassador Urs swears in 43 new Peace Corps Volunteers

Ambassador Krishna R. Urs swore in 43 new Peace Corps Volunteers, who will live and work for the next two years in Peru and work on community development projects. The new group will be part of the almost 170 Peace Corps volunteers who work in ten Peruvian regions, and will be assigned to the regions ... Read More»

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

The United States Embassy in Lima invites Peruvian cultural institutions to submit proposals to the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation contest, which opens two calls for proposals this year:  one for projects requesting funds between $24,000 and $174,000, and another for projects that request funds from $200,000 to $979,000.  Each call has its own ... Read More»

Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 27, 2017 The United States welcomes the Lima Group’s leadership in addressing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Lima Group’s recent declaration in Toronto – including its support for the provision of humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, condemnation of electoral abuses and call for electoral reform including a ... Read More»

Peruvian National Census, Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Government of Peru will conduct a national census on Sunday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Peruvian government has instructed Peruvian citizens and residents to remain in their place of residence throughout the day to ensure they are registered by a census surveyor from Peru’s National Institute of Statistics (INEI). Anyone ... Read More»

Venezuela: Illegitimate Parallel Institutions

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson October 19, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan government’s latest anti-democratic action: requiring newly elected governors to submit to the illegitimate Constituent Assembly to be sworn into office. The use of this illegitimate, parallel institution to take over ... Read More»

Ambassador-Designate Urs arrives in Peru

On October 18, the Embassy welcomed our new Ambassador-Designate, Krishna “Kris” Urs, and the Embassy staff took the opportunity to give him a team T-shirt to cheer for Peru’s national soccer team. Ambassador-Designate Urs first visited Peru in 1979, traveling through various regions of the country with his university friends in Quito, and returned to ... Read More»

Ambassador Nichols and Peru’s Minister of Culture Announce Winning Cultural Patrimony Project

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and Peru’s Minister of Culture Salvador del Solar announced that the winning project for the State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 is the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Culture for the preservation of an Ichma culture pyramid at the Mangomarca archaeological site in San Juan de Lurigancho. ... Read More»

Meet the 15 Peruvian entrepreneurs selected for YLAI 2017

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the Peruvian Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2017 Fellows cohort. The YLAI program demonstrates the United States’ commitment to increased trade and investment in the region. These programs, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and ... Read More»

Ambassador Nichols visits Chankillo observatory

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols visited the 13 towers of Chankillo, the oldest astronomical observatory in the world, winner of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation in 2016 for $125,000.  The project was selected from a field of around thirty projects for the preservation of Peruvian cultural heritage. The Ambassador’s visit came as part of the ... Read More»

National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ... Read More»

On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 11, 2017   Today we remember the victims of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and honor the heroes who valiantly saved many lives that day, even sacrificing their own. Their courage on that day remains an example of the character of the ... Read More»

Peruvian-American Bi-National Center Convention

Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Wells attended the 23rd Convention of Bi-National Centers in Tarapoto, San Martín, to meet with more than 100 leaders and representatives from Peruvian-American Institutes and Cultural Centers, to promote the strategic alliance that exists between these institutions and the U.S. Government. The Peruvian-American Institutes and Cultural Centers, also known as ... Read More»

De-centralization in Peru

Amb. Brian A. Nichols shared the main accomplishments of 15 years of the de-centralization process in Peru with regional governments, ministers, and representatives from the Presidential Council of Ministers, and delivered a toolkit and lessons learned to government representatives. Minister of Environment Elsa Galarza represented the Council of Ministers and expressed gratitude to the U.S. ... Read More»

Peruvian Google designer visits Lima, Tarapoto, and Iquitos

Yuraki Urasaki works at Google as a Senior Manager of Personal UX (User Experience.) She leads the UX teams working on educational products for teachers and students, as well as innovative technology products that combine hardware and software for interactive use. Ms. Urasaki led sessions on UX user-focused design at SENATI in the Cercado de ... Read More»

Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in October 2017! The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, October 2, 2017 and the morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2017. For detailed information on pursuing a career in ... Read More»

Visa myths

Before starting your non-immigrant visa application, we suggest reviewing the following “visa myths” that we published on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Remember that the U.S. Embassy is the only official source of information on visas to the U.S. Applicants for non-immigrant visas (B1/B2) do not necessarily need to speak English to obtain a visa.  ... Read More»

Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 30, 2017   The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis. Venezuela’s economic situation is the result of the misguided ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

Today, Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with President Donald J. Trump. Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and stop oppressing Venezuela’s great people. The Maduro regime has refused to heed this call, ... Read More»

Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed to the government’s refusal to permit voters to object to plans ... Read More»

Your Town Hall: Meet U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

Meet the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, at an American Citizen Town Hall on Wednesday, August 16 at 4 p.m. in the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru.  All U.S. citizens and immediate family members are welcome to attend.  The Ambassador will discuss health issues including the Zika virus, disaster preparedness, and the U.S. ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro government ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson: Peruvian Independence Day

On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the people of Peru on the 196th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Peru enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship based on the shared values of democracy, security, and human rights.  We share an agenda to promote economic prosperity and strengthening the ties between our two ... Read More»

An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC   July 17, 2017 The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which ... Read More»

Equipment Donation for Firefighters

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, accompanied by Peru’s First Lady Nancy Lange and the Director of Operations for the Volunteer Firefighter Corps of Peru, Brigadier Fernando Campos, presented 30 firefighting suits and 30 pairs of boots valued at approximately $45,000 to the volunteer firefighters of El Callao, Chosica, and Santa Anita. The U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian ... Read More»

Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley (July 12-13, 2017)

Two ongoing protests are causing disruptions for travelers in Cusco and throughout the Chinchero District. While flights are operating at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, access to the airport is intermittent.  Additionally, land based transportation networks, including roads and rail lines, are frequently impassable due to the size and nature of these protests. Peru and ... Read More»

Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (July 12-13)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding protests in Chinchero District of Cusco Department on July 12 and 13th.  The protests will be organized by the Consejo de Coordinación Regional (CCR) regarding the timeline for the completion of the Chinchero Airport project.  Peru Rail has cancelled rail service ... Read More»

4th of July Celebration

Ambassador Nichols hosted a diplomatic reception to celebrate U.S. Independence Day at his residence on July 5.  The Ambassador and his wife Geri Kam received Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, his wife Nancy Lange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna, representatives of the Peruvian government, the business sector, and civil society, as well as members of the ... Read More»

Peruvian Students to Attend Science Camp

Peruvian students Liseth Curasi of Cusco, Natalie Valdivia of Arequipa, Pamela Gómez of Cusco, Manuel Chirinos of Callao, William Aguilar of Cusco, and Luiz Nizama of Callao received scholarships from the U.S. Embassy in Peru to attend the Institute of the Americas Science Camp from July 9-22 at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). ... Read More»

Ongoing Strikes and Protests in Cusco

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police that demonstrations occurring in and around Cusco could last up to several weeks.  These actions are part of a labor dispute between the government and educators.  Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services during this time. ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss bilateral and regional issues. President Trump discussed with President Kuczynski the new United States policy on Cuba. The two leaders affirmed the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Peru. They also discussed the terrible situation in Venezuela Read More»

Ambassador Nichols congratulates Peruvian cadets

Ambassador Brian Nichols recognized two Peruvian cadets on June 16 on their admission to the Class of 2021 at service academies in the United States, and congratulated their parents and family members. Peruvian Naval cadet César Villalobos Mendoza was accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and Peruvian Air Force Officer School ... Read More»

2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ... Read More»

Readout of President Trump’s Call with UK Prime Minister May

President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom today. The President offered his condolences for the brutal terror attacks on June 3 in central London.  He praised the heroic response of police and other first responders and offered the full support of the United States Government in investigating and ... Read More»

Ambassador Nichols announces more humanitarian aid

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced new humanitarian assistance from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to benefit 6,000 residents of La Libertad and Lambayeque regions of Peru. The Ambassador stated, “We are proud to collaborate in these efforts.  Our countries are allies and we stand together.”  He made ... Read More»

Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Sacred Valley (May 30-31)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding planned protests in Urubamba and Chincheros on May 30 and 31. Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services. For up to date information, please visit the Peruvian Tourist and Travel website here. Demonstrations in Peru ... Read More»

Possible Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (May 23)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding potential protests in Chinchero District in the immediate future.  Disruptions to transportation services are likely, so Peruvian authorities recommend that tourists carefully consider any scheduled to travel to the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. Travelers can contact the Peruvian Tourist Assistance ... Read More»

Aerospace Engineer Jackelynne Silva from Cusco, a Flight Controller for NASA, will talk with students in Cusco, Puno and Lima

Jackelynne is 31 years old, has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Science from Embry-Riddle and a Master of Science from Georgia Tech, and has worked as an engineer for NASA in ... Read More»

Acting USAID Administrator Wade Warren visits Peru

Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wade Warren visited Peru May 10-12 to meet with government authorities and advance USAID’s work in helping Peru to take on illicit activities and promote sustainable and inclusive development. On May 11, Acting Administrator Warren and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Brian A. Nichols met ... Read More»

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to address the deteriorating political and economic crisis in Venezuela. President Trump underscored that the United States will work together with Peru in seeking to improve democratic institutions and help the people of Venezuela. President Kuczynski expressed his gratitude for President Trump’s ... Read More»

Peruvian athletes participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Program

Ten young female runners from the regions of Junín, Cusco, La Libertad, San Martín, and Lima are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Program that begins April 27 in Washington DC and Virginia, in partnership with George Mason University.  These accomplished athletes from the Peruvian Athletics Federation are Deysi Chocca, Marilu Minaya, ... Read More»

Peruvian entrepreneur Moisés Salazar was honored with the Emerging Young Leaders Award

On May 4, 2017 the U.S. Department of State honored a group of extraordinary young leaders with the Emerging Young Leaders Award. These inspiring youth from around the world were recognized for their tenacity and courage to promote conflict resolution and prevent violence in their communities. Among other achievements, this year’s group has been instrumental ... Read More»

Representatives from Peruvian and U.S. universities participated in a workshop to promote the Innovation Fund for “100,000 Strong in the Americas”

Today, more than 90 representatives from Peruvian and U.S. universities and the Peruvian Ministry of Education participated in a workshop organized by U.S. Embassy Lima to promote the Innovation Fund for “100,000 Strong in the Americas”.  This initiative has the goal of increasing the number of students from Latin America and the Caribbean studying in ... Read More»

The U.S. supports humanitarian assistance and disaster response in Peru

The United States has allocated nearly $3,300,000 to support the Peruvian government-led flood relief efforts during the flooding and mudslides that occurred in March and April 2017. The USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) sent technical experts to Peru to carry out damage assessments and humanitarian needs, and to assist in coordinating the delivery ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release         April 6, 2017 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the ... Read More»

Apply and learn more about eligibility requirements for YLAI 2017

Find out more about this exciting program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures. What is it? The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, or YLAI, is the United States’ premier exchange program in the hemisphere. Launched in 2016, YLAI provides 250 fellowships each year to enable Latinos — from Latin America, the Caribbean ... Read More»

Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ... Read More»

South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ... Read More»

March 22 Update on Floods and Mudslides in Peru

Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides throughout the country, with the most widespread, severe effects in the northwest of the country.  Peace Corps volunteers in the northwest of the country are being relocated as a precautionary measure.  All other Peace Corps volunteers in Peru have been instructed to remain in their locations. Travelers should ... Read More»

Update on Floods and Mudslides in Peru

The Government of Peru declared a state of emergency for the Carretera Central affecting various districts in multiple provinces within the country.  The state of emergency is due to unusually high seasonal rainfall that has triggered severe flooding, affecting roads and transportation in several provinces in Peru.  Travel to impacted areas is likely to be ... Read More»

State of Emergency in the Carretera Central

The Government of Peru has declared a state of emergency on the Carretera Central affecting various districts in multiple provinces. This is due to unusually high seasonal rainfall that has triggered severe flooding, affecting roads and transportation in several provinces in Peru. The Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad regions are affected by widespread flooding.  Other ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Lima and Other Areas Along the Coast

Heavy rains inland have caused landslides and overflowing river banks in Lima, and at other points along the coast in Peru.  This may affect routes to the airport.  All schools in metropolitan Lima will be closed until Monday.  Due to flooding in some parts of Lima, traffic may be heavier than normal as people try ... Read More»

Heavy Rains Across Peru

Unseasonably heavy rains in the mountains and along the coast of Peru have caused flooding and other adverse effects from the northern city of Tumbes down to Arequipa in the south of the country.  This includes damage to medical facilities, damaged bridges, flooded roads, and mudslides, especially in the Piura region.  A bridge is washed ... Read More»

United States Embassy donates equipment to Callao Police Department

The United States Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, delivered a large donation of computer equipment, software, and furniture to the Callao Police Department for Emergency Central 105. In addition, vehicles and motorcycles were donated to four police stations. Deputy Minister of Public Security, Ricardo Valdés, and director general of the National Police, Police Chief ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Women’s History Month

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our ... Read More»

Here’s President Trump’s first address to Congress

President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we ... Read More»

Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss ways to deepen the close collaboration between the United States and Peru.  President Trump underscored the continued United States commitment to expanding trade and investment ties with Peru and others in the Asia-Pacific region. The leaders reiterated the two countries’ ... Read More»

Unverified Threat Against Jockey Plaza for February 23, 2017

Local news outlets publicized an unknown individual’s social media threat to conduct a mass shooting at Jockey Plaza (Surco district of Lima) tomorrow, February 23, 2017.  This threat may have been inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in the Independencia district of Lima over the weekend, where at least five people were killed and ... Read More»

Planned Demonstrations against corruption of ODEBRECHT Peru – February 16, 2017

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large public gatherings that may impact Mission personnel and traffic patterns in the identified areas throughout Peru.  Please exercise caution in these locations during the below listed dates and times.  Protests can last for hours after the time identified, please plan accordingly. Details: ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson’s Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ... Read More»

Possible Travel Disruptions Between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, February 1-3

Residents of Chinchero and other areas around Cusco announced a 72-hour strike which is affecting travel between Cusco and the Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu.  The primary tourist route, which transits Chinchero, has been blocked at several points by protesters.  An alternative route from Cusco (via Pisac) is also blocked before the towns of Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, ... Read More»

Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Wayne ... Read More»

Inca Trail Closure

Attention U.S. Citizens living in or traveling to Peru.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be closed throughout February 2017 for maintenance. The Director of the Cultural Department of Cusco has noted that this annual maintenance is done to improve the overall traveler’s experience, improving the pedestrian walkway, repairing wooden bridges, cleaning of drainage channels ... Read More»

President Trump’s inaugural address

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of ... Read More»

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy visited Peru

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Thomas Lovejoy was in Peru January 8-13.  Known as the “father of biodiversity,” Dr. Lovejoy is a world-renowned authority on environmental issues.  For more than 45 years, he has worked on issues involving the Amazon with entities like National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution. During his stay in Peru, Dr. Lovejoy ... Read More»

Puruchuco Museum presents results of 2014 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation project

Ambassador Nichols and Vice Minister of Culture Ana Castillo presented the results of the winning project for the 2014 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) at the Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja in Puruchuco.  The AFCP funding supported the registration, conservation, and appropriate storage of ceramics, textiles, metals, and funerary bundles. Ambassador Javier León Olavarría, General Director for Cultural ... Read More»

Exchange Program: Study of the U.S. Institute for Higher Education Scholars

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance ... Read More»

IRS Change to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Program

Notice: The Internal Revenue Service is urging any taxpayer with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and a need to file a return in the upcoming filing season to file a renewal application in the next few weeks to avoid refund and processing delays.  In addition, the IRS encouraged people to check their renewal ... Read More»

Ambassador Brian Nichols congratulates efforts to eradicate illicit coca

The United states is proud to partner with Peru in a comprehensive, integrated counter-narcotics strategy which ranges from eradication and alternative development to interdiction and drug demand reduction.  The Peruvian Ministry of Interior eradication agency – CORAH surpassed for the third consecutive year its eradication goals, having eradicated this year 30,150 hectares of illicit coca. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Lima provides scholarships to 10 students of Colegio de Alto Rendimiento (COAR)

U.S. Embassy Lima provided scholarships to Saúl Bernaola, Helya Coronado, Luis de la Cruz, Ruth Escalante, Jhosep Gutiérrez, Bryam Leyva, Luz Limaco, Angel Quispe, Betsy Ochoa y Jhon Roca, all students at the Colegio de Alto Rendimiento de Ayacucho (High-Performance School of Ayacucho), to participate in the English Camp program that will take place at ... Read More»

Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in January-February 2017!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, January 30 and the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  The registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and ... Read More»

Trump visits White House to meet Obama

In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on November 10. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent.” His successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president’s “counsel.” Obama said to Trump, “We now are going to want to do everything we ... Read More»

Donald Trump: America’s next president

U.S. voters have elected Republican Donald J. Trump as their 45th president, putting into the White House a businessman who promised to use his financial know-how to help Americans improve their standard of living. The real estate magnate defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who had hoped to be the first woman president. Accepting victory early ... Read More»

United States and Peru Advance Actions to Strengthen Environmental Protection and Combat Illegal Logging

On November 3-4, 2016, the Governments of Peru and the United States convened the sixth meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) and the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC), and the eighth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance in Lima. The meetings focused on implementation of the environmental provisions of the Peru – United ... Read More»

250 Latin American and Caribbean young business and social entrepreneurs will meet in YLAI Closing Summit

U.S. government, private sector and civil society leaders will meet with 250 Latin American and Caribbean young business and social entrepreneurs from November 9-11 at the Closing Summit of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative in April 2015 to expand ... Read More»

Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ... Read More»

Thirteen Peruvians are part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Thirteen young Peruvian leaders will travel to the United States to take part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) created by President Barack Obama in 2015. The entrepreneurs and business –people that will be part of the first generation of YLAI are Alexandra Cáceres, Carlos Casiano, Álvaro Concha, Luz Delgado, Rosario Díaz, ... Read More»

Solar Observatory at Chankillo wins the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced the winner of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016:  the project presented by World Monuments Fund for the preservation of the 13 towers of Chankillo, in Áncash región. This ceremonial center, located in the Valley of Casma, is over 2,300 years old. The tops of its towers measure the ... Read More»

Possible Disruption Of Travel To/From Machu Picchu, September 27-29

The Embassy has received reports of several possible strikes scheduled for September 27-29, which could impact transportation through the Sacred Valley and to/from Machu Picchu. During these three days, PeruRail’s standard train services from/to Poroy Station (Cusco) and Urubamba will depart and arrive from Ollantaytambo instead.  Train services to/from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas ... Read More»

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator visits Peru

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, completed a visit to Peru that included meetings to support initiatives for environmental protection. In Chincha, Administrator McCarthy participated in the launch of the “Trash Free Waters” Program, an effort of the EPA and international partners to reduce and prevent the entry of debris into the watersheds, coastal waters and the ... Read More»

Appointment Scheduling Begins September 30 for USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) office at the Embassy in Lima is currently open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is closed on Peruvian and American holidays .  Although you do not presently need an appointment to visit USCIS Lima, beginning September 30, 2016, USCIS will be available to the ... Read More»

Reduced Capacity in November: Make Your Appointments Early!

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lima will reduce its schedule of non-emergency service appointments during the period of October 31 – November 24, 2016. This includes the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit, which processes Passport replacements and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Notary services and Federal Benefits applications. To offset this, ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ... Read More»

43 new Peace Corps volunteers will start working in Peru

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols swore in 43 new volunteers as Peace Corps Volunteers in Peru at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. They will travel to rural and semi-rural areas in Piura, Ancash, Amazonas, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca and Junín regions and will strengthen the Peace Corps mission in Peru, which has more than 200 Peace Corps ... Read More»

Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ... Read More»

U.S Embassy Lima Air Quality Monitor

The U.S. Embassy has an air quality monitor to measure PM 2.5 particulates as an indication of the air quality on the Embassy compound located in the Surco district of Lima. Pollutants such as particle pollution are linked to a number of significant health effects — and those effects are likely to be more severe ... Read More»

Planned Demonstration in Downtown Lima (April 5, 2016)

Date/Time: April 5, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. to unknown Location: Lima – Plaza San Martin – The Government of Peru has authorized this march in the downtown area (map attached) Group: Colectivo Dignidad, Colectivo “Keiko No Va” and Confederación General de Trabajadores del Peru – several thousand participants are expected. April 5 marks the anniversary ... Read More»

2016 Air Quality Monitor Strategy

In early February, the U.S. Embassy in Lima installed an air quality monitor close to the employee entrance (CAC-2). The monitor will generate real-time measurements of particulate matter on the Embassy compound. PM2.5, or “fine” particulate, poses a greater health risk than other common pollutants because the smaller particles penetrate more deeply into the respiratory ... Read More»

Planned Demonstrations (January 13, 2016)

The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There remains potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence ... Read More»

Planned Demonstrations (January 5, 2016)

The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There is potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence ... Read More»

Travel to/from Lima Airport (December 7, 2015)

The Regional Security Office would like to remind our Embassy community of the continuing risk of robbery traveling to-and-from Jorge Chavez airport in taxis that do not have security window film installed on all side windows. This window film is called LAMINADO locally. “Spark-plug” or “Bujíazo” robberies — where motorcycle riding thieves spot vehicles with ... Read More»

Increased Crime During the Holiday Season (November 30, 2015)

The Regional Security Office generally observes an increase in residential robberies and armed robberies during this time of year, which normally subsides toward the end of the month of January with the passing of holiday celebrations.  In consultation with the Peruvian National Police, RSO believes that Embassy personnel are NOT specifically targeted and incidents of ... Read More»

Travel Alert Worldwide (November 24, 2015)

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ... Read More»

Planned Demonstrations and Large Public Gatherings throughout Peru – November 5-19, 2015 (November 5, 2015)

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large gatherings that may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in areas throughout Peru.  Please exercise caution if in these locations during the below listed dates and times.  Protests can last for hours after the time identified.  Please plan ... Read More»

Protests in Cusco May Cause Travel Delays (October 19, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a scheduled demonstration in Cusco on October 21-22, 2015.  Several large civic and labor groups are scheduled to participate, including transportation unions.  Public transportation will be limited and some main roads may be blocked during the demonstrations.  While some private taxis will remain in service for tourists, traffic conditions ... Read More»

Changes to passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality (October 2, 2015)

The Department of State has published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. In addition, on October 4, 2015 the Department will lower the processing fee for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian ... Read More»

Planned Public Demonstrations (Sept 24-30) (September 23, 2015)

The Embassy regularly posts Demonstration Notices on our website, containing basic information about strikes, protests, or other public gatherings planned throughout Peru. This list of Demonstration Notices has been updated. Please consult the list to see whether events may be planned in or near an area where you are traveling. While traveling in Peru, you ... Read More»

Precautionary Closure of Coastal Highway (September 16, 2015)

The Costa Verde highway along the Pacific coast of Peru will be temporarily closed overnight as a precautionary measure in response to an anticipated second tsunami wave to hit the coast of Peru following this evening’s earthquake in Chile. The first wave hit shortly after 9:30pm local time and measured less than one foot in height. Travelers are advised to adjust their routes accordingly. Continue ... Read More»

Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test (August 26, 2015)

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be on October 2015!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 6 and the morning of Wednesday, October 7, 2015. For detailed information on pursuing a career in the ... Read More»

Protest and Large Public Gathering Planned in Iquitos on August 25 (August 24, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a planned protest in Iquitos on August 25, 2015, which may attract several thousand participants; some estimates range as high as 6000. A public gathering on this scale may cause traffic jams or transportation disruptions, and may also pose personal security risks for non-participants in the vicinity. Travelers with ... Read More»

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains to close for month of maintenance in 2016 (August 20, 2015)

Peruvian officials have announced that trails to Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain will undergo maintenance work during the month of April 2016.  Access to Huayna Picchu Mountain will be suspended from April 1st through the 15th, and to Machu Picchu Mountain from April 16th through the 30th.  It is expected that other sections ... Read More»

Large Public Gatherings Planned Throughout Peru through April 11, 2015 (April 1, 2015)

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed the Embassy of large public gatherings that may have significant impact on traffic in Lima and at other locations within Peru: Large Public Gatherings April 1 Group: People of the Community of Islay Location: Arequipa – Province of Islay, district of Cocachacra Participation: Numbers Unknown April 1 Group: ... Read More»

Protests in Peru March 5-19 (March 5, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of several large public gatherings below that may have significant impact on safety and traffic in the areas of Peru identified. Please exercise caution and plan your travel to avoid these areas during these times. Protests can last for hours after the time identified. Please plan accordingly. For any personnel ... Read More»

Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions (February 18, 2015)

U.S. Embassy Lima informs U.S. citizens traveling or living in the capitol that Embassy personnel are prohibited from visiting Sophie Bistro, located at Calle Juan Moore 176, Miraflores, until further notice due to recent armed robberies at the café. While this particular location has been an unfortunate target, U.S. citizens are reminded that any location ... Read More»

Demonstration in Lima (January 15, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a protest planned in Lima on January 15th at 5:00pm. Several thousand protestors are expected to march from Plaza 2 de Mayo and Plaza San Martin to the Peruvian Congress. Routes and locations likely to be affected by this demonstration are: Campo de Marte, Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza ... Read More»

Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Lima (December 29, 2014)

The Embassy has received reports that at 5pm today (December 29) a group called “Colectivo Dignidad”  is planning a protest called “Tome La Calle” (“Take the Street”).  The starting point for this protest  will be Plaza San Martín in Lima. Over 5000 participants are expected. Groups will be staging for the protest in the following areas ... Read More»

Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Lima (December 22, 2014)

The Embassy has received reports of a large demonstration scheduled to occur in Lima today, December 22. Areas that may be affected by this demonstration include:  Plaza San Martin, Campo de Marte, Plaza Francia, Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza Grau, Plaza Bolognesi, Parque Univeritario-Lima, Parque Kennedy-Miraflores, Plaza de Armas-Lima. More than 2000 participants are expected. ... Read More»

Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Cusco (December 15, 2014)

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large crowds and demonstrations and are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, maintain awareness of local events and their surroundings, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.  It is illegal in Peru for foreigners to participate in demonstrations.  In the past, some U.S. ... Read More»

IRS Webinar Offered for Overseas Tax Filers on June 4 (June 2, 2014)

The IRS is hosting an  Internal Revenue Service Webinar on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR , on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  Information for filers about the filing requirement is available on the IRS website. For other inquiries and links to IRS sources of specific information about filing taxes overseas, or requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), you may consult the following State ... Read More»

Continued Civil Protests Planned Throughout Peru (April 10, 2014)

Civil protests continue through next week throughout Peru, including the Lima region: Date Location Group Participant numbers April 10 – indefinite: Madre de Dios (Puerto Maldonado/Mazuko) Miners and local citizens Possibly over 2000 people April 11 Tacna (Main Square Quiñones) Local activists Participant numbers unknown April 12 Ica/Nazca Artisanal miners Participant numbers unknown April 12 ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution (April 10, 2014)

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ... Read More»

Demonstration in Lima (April 3, 2014)

A protest involving civic organizations is scheduled for today between the area of Campo de Marte, and Plaza San Martin. The protest is scheduled to begin at about 11:00 this morning (April 3, 2014), and is expected to last as long as 16:00 this afternoon. This strike is estimated to involve about 2,000 protesters.  In addition, travelers ... Read More»