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Heightened Middle East Tensions
January 7, 2020

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

For Assistance:

United States Embassy Lima, Peru:
Telephone: +51 1 618-2000
Email for American Citizen Services Inquiries: LimaACS@state.gov
American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Lima: https://pe.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

United States Department of State
Consular Affairs
Telephone: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Peru Country Specific Information can be found here.

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security updates.

You can also visit the U.S. Embassy Lima’s American Citizen Services Facebook Page for announcements.