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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations, Transportation Problems, and Status of Airport
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022




Demonstrations continue throughout the country, including in Lima.  Ayacucho Airport (AYP) in Ayacucho, 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) in Andahuaylas remain closed.  Peruvian authorities are evaluating when flights may resume to and from Cusco, Arequipa, and other affected cities.  Train lines between Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu Village and Cusco are blocked and partially damaged.  While some travelers have opted to hike from Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu Village to Ollantaytambo, some individuals are unable to do so, and there may not be sufficient accommodations in Ollaytantambo to house everyone.  Further, significant roadblocks remain on the road from Ollantaytambo to Cusco; therefore, we continue to advise U.S. citizens to shelter in place in Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Village at this time.

Additional locations throughout Peru may be affected by demonstrations and transportation closures.  Movement of Embassy Lima personnel throughout the country is currently restricted.  Monitor news sources to stay informed of any changes, and follow instructions given by local authorities.

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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