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Security Alert: Travel Advisory
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (May 2, 2023)
May 2, 2023




Please be advised that the Department of State has changed the Travel Advisory level for Peru from “Level 3, Reconsider Travel,” to “Level 2, Exercise Increased Caution” due to crime and civil unrest.  Please note that while most of Peru is at Level 2, there are areas in Peru that are currently designated “Level 4:  Do Not Travel.”  They are:  The Colombian-Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region; the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), which includes some areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin; the Puno Region, including the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, and the Apurimac Region.

Please read the entire Travel Alert here.

Actions to take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Comply with instructions from the Peruvian National Police and local authorities.
  • Enroll in STEP to receive alerts and messaging from the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

For Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
    Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
    Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima
  • U.S. Consular Agency Cusco
    Avenida El Sol 449
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
  • Peru Country Information
  • To receive alerts, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  Need help?  Email: CASTEP@state.gov.
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