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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations and Transportation Disruptions
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023


Cusco and Puno, Peru


Significant, sometimes violent, demonstrations and roadblocks continue in Puno.  Puno is under a curfew from January 10-12 between the hours of 8:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m.

Demonstrations and roadblocks continue in the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas.  Demonstrators are attempting to block access to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cusco.  Do not approach or attempt to drive around roadblocks.  U.S. citizens should avoid crowds and follow the instructions of local authorities.  The airport currently remains open for domestic and international flights, but please monitor the news and consult with your airlines about potential delays or cancellations.

The Consular Agency in Cusco will remain open while the security situation permits.  For emergency services in Cusco, please reach out via email at CuscoACS@state.gov or call the U.S. Embassy in Lima at +51-1-618-2000.

The following airports are closed:

  • Juliaca, Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL)
  • Ayacucho, Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendivil Duarte Airport (AYP)
  • Andahuaylas Airport (ANS)

Actions to take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Do not attempt to pass through a roadblock.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Follow traffic police instructions.
  • Comply with instructions from the Peruvian National Police and local authorities.
  • Register in STEP to receive alerts and messaging from the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

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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