The U.S. Embassy in Lima received information on Wednesday, November 29 regarding road closures on the Pan-American Highway in the northern part of Peru. The roads are being blocked by protesting agricultural workers. These roadblocks are affecting travel between some cities in the north including: Mancora, Piura, Talara, and Tumbes.
At this time, we have not received information on when the roads will be accessible again. Travelers may experience disruptions in transportation services during this time. Travelers are urged to check with their tour providers, hotels, and Peruvian Tourist Assistance and Information (iPeru) for more information regarding this situation by visiting http://www.peru.travel/iperu.aspx.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html for the Worldwide Caution http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Peru https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/peru.html.
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- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Peru https://pe.usembassy.gov/, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen. You can call the Embassy at +51-1-618-2000 during business hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, or dial the same number to reach a duty officer 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).