Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Location:  Peru (country-wide)

Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Lima continues operations and is coordinating with the Peruvian Government to arrange repatriation flights over the next few days for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  To date, approximately 700 Americans departed Peru on these flights.  Be advised that air traffic is limited to only repatriation travel, and travel for U.S. citizens facilitated through the U.S. government. Beware of scams. Up-to-date and credible information can be found on the U.S. Embassy’s website and Facebook page.

If you have not yet contacted us and are interested in an evacuation/repatriation flight, please e-mail LimaACS@state.gov with the subject line “Flight Registration: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.”

 In your e-mail please provide the following for each traveler:

  • Full name
  • U.S. Passport number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Current location and address

If you have already provided your information to LimaACS@state.gov or CuscoACS@state.gov, we will contact you with instructions once we have additional guidance.  Please do not send repeat emails.

You will receive an e-mail from the Embassy once you are added to a flight manifest.  Please note, flights are not free, but you will not be asked to pay up front.  See here for more details on costs and the promissory note process.

Only confirmed passengers may board flights.  If you do not receive an email confirming you are on the flight manifest, please do not go to the airport.

U.S. citizens not in Lima or Cusco who are interested in charter flights should shelter in place until receiving flight information and transportation details from the Embassy. The Embassy is working with Peruvian authorities to ensure smooth transit for confirmed passengers within quarantine protocols.

Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) accompanying unaccompanied minors or those with medical conditions, as well as medical and health professionals working on the COVID19 worldwide response such as doctors and health professionals may be eligible for the charter flights.

The U.S. Embassy in Lima recommends U.S. citizens in Peru to adhere to all quarantine measures.

U.S. citizens not in Lima or Cusco who are interested in charter flights should shelter in place until receiving flight information and transportation details from the Embassy. The Embassy is working with Peruvian authorities to ensure smooth transit for confirmed passengers within quarantine protocols.

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