Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (January 12, 2018)

Location: Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru

Event: We remind U.S. citizens that in response to recent threat information, and until further notice, Embassy personnel are temporarily required to utilize vehicles to commute to and from the Embassy.  Walking, running and bicycling to and from the Embassy are strictly prohibited. Additionally, commercial areas in close proximity to the Embassy (highlighted area in red on the attached map) are off limits to all Embassy personnel for the immediate future.  Boundary roads to the off limits areas are annotated below:

South of El Derby Avenue
East of El Polo Avenue
West of La Encalada Avenue
North of Primavera Avenue

Actions to Take:

– Avoid the area.
– Monitor local media for updates.
– Be aware of your surroundings.


U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru:
Avenida La Enclada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone: (51-1) 618-2000
After-hours emergencies +511-618-2000
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Phone: +51 84 231-474
Fax: +51 84 245-102

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Peru Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter