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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – (30 January 2020)
January 30, 2020

Location:  Wuhan, China

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for all of China.

The Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) reports there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Peru.  At Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, travelers with coronavirus symptoms and traveling from a high-risk area will be evaluated for possible transfer to a local hospital for further examination.

There are no resulting travel restrictions within Peru for U.S. government personnel.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
  • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to Wuhan and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.


U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
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U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Telephone: +51-84-231-474
Fax: +51-84-245-102

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