Heavy rains inland have caused landslides and overflowing river banks in Lima, and at other points along the coast in Peru. This may affect routes to the airport. All schools in metropolitan Lima will be closed until Monday. Due to flooding in some parts of Lima, traffic may be heavier than normal as people try to avoid inundated streets.
All U.S. citizens should pay close attention to alerts and advisories, and carefully adhere to safety instructions from local authorities in order to avoid affected areas.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Peru.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
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- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Peru, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen, at 51-1-618-2000, 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, or for after-hours emergencies.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).