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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations, Transportation Disruptions, and Embassy Operations
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023




A large demonstration is expected today in Lima and reports indicate that as many as 10,000 people may participate.  The march is expected to begin during the afternoon, starting in the historic center, and likely to move towards the Miraflores neighborhood.  Other areas of the city may also be affected.  Widespread transportation disruptions are expected.  Daily demonstrations also continue in Cusco.

The Embassy cancelled all regularly scheduled, in-person American Citizen Services and visa appointments in Lima and Cusco for Thursday, January 19, 2023.  Please check your email for your rescheduled appointment date and time.  If you have an appointment scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2023, please check your email in case those are cancelled and rescheduled also.

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 attempt to pass through a roadblock.
  • Comply with instructions from the Peruvian National Police and local authorities.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • 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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