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Demonstration Alert: Machu Picchu Strike and Transportation Disruptions (January 26, 2024)
January 26, 2024


  • Machu Picchu, Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo, Cusco


On January 25, local organizations announced an indefinite strike in Machu Picchu village/Aguas Calientes to protest the online sale of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. Rail service between Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, and Hidroelectrica has been suspended until further notice. Travelers remaining in Machu Picchu village/Aguas Calientes should contact local authorities (through tour companies or hotel front desks if needed) regarding available options for departure, which may involve a combination of rail, walking, and bus travel. Travelers planning to use the rail line should contact their rail service provider directly regarding rescheduling or reimbursement options.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens: https://pe.usembassy.gov/

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
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