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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

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.

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