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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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