Rally Point Information, Flight Updates, and COVID-19 Scams, Peru (May 14, 2020)

Location: Peru (countrywide)

Upcoming Flights: The LATAM flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) organized by private tour operator Solange Reps is confirmed for tomorrow, Friday, May 15.  Solange Reps states that the flight is sold out.  Passengers on the May 15 Solange Reps flight should meet at the JW Marriott Hotel at Larcomar in Miraflores (Malecón de la Reserva 615, Miraflores 15074, Lima) by 7:00 AM tomorrow morning for flight check-in.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For additional information, contact Solange Reps directly by calling +1 (786) 387-0000 or +51-952-396-417.

AC Tours:  The LATAM flight organized by private tour operator AC Tours from Lima to New York (JFK) is confirmed for Saturday, May 16.  AC Tours states that the flight is sold out.  This is not a U.S. Embassy flight.  For more information, contact AC Tours directly by calling +51 (1) 415-2040, emailing reservas@actours.com.pe, or visiting the AC Tours website: http://www.actoursperu.com.

Eastern Airlines:  Seats are available for the Eastern Airlines flight from Lima to Miami (MIA) scheduled for Wednesday, May 20.  The flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  To purchase tickets, visit https://goeasternair.com, call +1 (855) 216-7601, or WhatsApp +52-1-800-953-1800.

Additional Flight Options:  We are aware that certain commercial airlines are advertising flights from Peru to the United States in May, June, and July.   At this time, the U.S. Embassy has received no credible indication that the Peruvian government will authorize commercial flights during those months.   Peru’s borders and commercial airports, including the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, remain closed.  All flights must depart from the Peruvian Grupo 8 Air Force Base, which involves additional Peruvian government approvals.

COVID-19 Scams:  The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19 related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media solicitations, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.

The first and best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, where visitors will find information on the virus itself, situation updates, and tailored information for audiences including communities, schools, and businesses.

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