Location: Lima, Peru
Event: Demonstrations and Embassy Operations (January 19, 2023)
Large protests continue to impact various neighborhoods in Lima including Cercado de Lima, San Isidro, and Miraflores. Local firefighters are currently battling a large structural fire near Plaza San Martin, in downtown Lima. Do not attempt to approach protestors and remain in a safe location.
The Embassy will cancel all in-person American Citizen Services and visa appointments for Friday, January 20, 2023. Please check your email for your rescheduled appointment date and time.
A state of emergency has been declared in the departments of Amazonas, La Libertad, and Tacna for 30 days effective January 19. A state of emergency remains in effect in the departments of Cusco, Puno, Lima and the province of Callao.
Operations remain suspended at the following airports:
- Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (Cusco)
- Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (Arequipa)
- Inca Manco Capac International Airport (Juliaca)
- Andahuaylas Airport (Andahuaylas)
For emergencies involving American citizens in Peru, please call +51-1-618-2000. The American Citizen Services unit can also be reached at LimaACS@state.gov.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Do not interfere with roadblocks.
- Comply with instructions from the Peruvian National Police and local authorities.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Enroll in STEP ( https://step.state.gov/) to receive alerts and messaging from the U.S. Embassy in Lima.
- U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
- Peru Country Information
- U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Webpage
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