Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 24, 2019

Location: Cusco Region, Peru.

Event: Peru Rail and Inca Rail both report they are closing stations due to planned protests between today and tomorrow (July 24-25).  Protestors are currently marching.  Peru’s Tourist Protection Agency (Red de Protección al Turista) reports that Peruvian National Police will be protecting the route between the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley to permit tourist bus and van travel.

The following Peru Rail stations are not functional during the protests:

  • San Pedro
  • Poroy
  • Urubamba

The following Inca Rail stations are not functional during the protests:

  • San Pedro
  • Poroy

Peru Rail and Inca Rail service will continue to function departing from the Ollantaytambo station.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the affected areas and routes in Cusco Region, particularly travel by bus and car.  If you are utilizing Peru Rail or Inca Rail between the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu, please follow instructions provided by Peru Rail or Inca Rail.
  • Monitor local media and government agencies, including Peru’s Tourist Information and Assistance Service (iPeru) and the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) for updates.
    • WhatsApp: iPeru +51-944-492-314
    • Twitter: @Promperu  @COENPeru  @iPeruOficial
  • Monitor the Embassy webpage and the American Citizen Services (ACS) Facebook page for updates.
  • Keep friends and family informed of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Phone: +51 84 231-474
Fax: +51 84 245-102

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Peru Country Information

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