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Demonstrations, Train Service Suspension, and Consular Agency Operations
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023


Cusco, Peru


Rail services between Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Hidroelectrica have been suspended until further notice. Travelers remaining in Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu village should contact local authorities (hotel front desks can assist) regarding available options for departure, which may involve a combination of rail, walking, and bus travel. Peruvian National Police expect large protests to take place in Cusco throughout the day. Demonstrations and roadblocks continue to affect security and movement in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Do not approach demonstrations or attempt to drive around roadblocks. U.S. citizens should avoid crowds and follow the instructions of local authorities.

The Consular Agency in Cusco has cancelled all scheduled appointments for January 13 but remains responsive to public inquiry and emergency needs. 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 remain closed:

  • Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
  • Juliaca, Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL)
  • Andahuaylas Airport (ANS)
  • Jaen Airport (JAE)

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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