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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations, Road Blockages and Airport Closures
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – December 14-15, 2022
December 14, 2022




Following an expected December 15, 2022 court decision about the detention of former President Castillo, additional demonstrations may occur throughout the country, including in Lima. Separate demonstrations by anti-government groups are also planned for December 15 in downtown Lima.   Even peaceful demonstrations may quickly escalate and turn violent.

Flights to and from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco, Alfredo Rodriguez Ballón International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa, Juliaca Inca Manco Cápac Airport (JUL) near Puno, and Andahuaylas Airport (ANS) are temporarily suspended.  Travelers whose flights were affected by ongoing events should work with the airlines to reschedule flights if necessary. Train service to and from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Village remains suspended. Travelers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and in Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Village are advised to shelter in place until safe transportation options become available.

Affected travelers are advised to shelter in place until safe transportation becomes available.  Roadblocks continue to impede traffic on major roads across Peru.  Do not attempt to interfere with or remove roadblocks.

A State of Emergency has been declared by the Government of Peru, which allows the Peruvian military to aid the Peruvian National Police and may restrict the movement of people in those areas.  Please follow instructions given by local authorities, including any curfews that may be put into effect with little notice.  Affected U.S. citizens are strongly advised to enroll in STEP (https://step.state.gov/) for alerts from the U.S. Embassy if they have not already done so.

Actions to take:

For Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
    Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
    Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima
  • U.S. Consular Agency Cusco
    Avenida El Sol 449
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
  • Peru Country Information
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