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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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:  IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations . 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Strike in Lima (March 26, 2014)

A strike involving civic organizations is currently ongoing between the area of Plaza Grau, and Av. Abancay, near the Congressional building.  The protest began at about 09:00 this morning (March 26, 2014), and is expected to last as long as 15:00 this afternoon. This strike currently involves about 200 protesters, and the protestors have been lighting ...
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Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in and around Cusco (March 24, 2014)

An on-going transportation workers strike in Cusco today is causing disruptions for many travelers. While flights are operating from the airport, transportation to/from the airport may be difficult. U.S. citizens already present in Cusco are advised to remain in the city, if possible, rather than seeking to arrange alternate ground transportation. Several main roads in ...
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Regional Strike in Cusco on February 25-26 (February 24, 2014)

A general strike involving multiple civic organizations and trade unions has been announced for the region of Cusco on February 25-26, 2014. Large, organized demonstrations are expected concurrently in the city of Cusco and around the region. In addition, travelers should be aware that more spontaneous demonstrations may develop with little advance notice. Disruptions to ...
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