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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations and Airport Operations
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023


Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, and Puno, Peru


Flights are expected to resume at Arequipa’s Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport on January 26. U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate airline for flight rescheduling as needed.

Demonstrations and marches in Lima are expected to occur the afternoon of January 24 in the Cercado de Lima neighborhood. Please avoid demonstrations and remain in a safe location. Significant unrest continues to affect Puno, where clashes are taking place between police and protestors. Roadblocks continue to affect travel in and out of the city of Puno. Travel throughout the Cusco region continues to be impacted by roadblocks. Do not attempt to drive around roadblocks. Some protests continue in the city of Cusco.

Operations remain suspended at the following airports:

  • Inca Manco Capac International Airport (Juliaca)
  • Andahuaylas Airport (Andahuaylas)
  • Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (Arequipa) (until January 26)

For emergencies involving American citizens in Peru, please email at LimaACS@state.gov or call +51-1-618-2000.

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.
  • 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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