Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – February 11, 2019

Location: Three separate locations within Cusco – Tika Tika, Penal Qenqoro, and Tupac Amaru Plaza. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 11 and February 12, 2019, beginning at 12:00 pm.  The Junta de Usuarios de Agua citizens’ association plans to protest the recent construction of a hotel by an international hospitality company ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (September 26, 2018)

Location: Cusco/ La Convención, Peru Event: The Federation of Coca Growers of the Provinces of La Convención, Yanatile, and Lares (FEPCACYL) continue to demonstrate in the La Convención area; demonstrations are likely to intensify.  The taxi driver association has indicated they will join the protest.  Tourist police report police and protestors have clashed, but there ...
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Collision in vicinity of Cusco (July 18, 2018)

Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has confirmed that two trains collided between Cusco and Machu Picchu during the morning of July 31, 2018. While U.S. citizens were onboard, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities to U.S. citizens. The injured passengers were transported to Cusco-area clinics. Peruvian authorities are working ...
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Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley (July 12-13, 2017)

Two ongoing protests are causing disruptions for travelers in Cusco and throughout the Chinchero District. While flights are operating at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, access to the airport is intermittent.  Additionally, land based transportation networks, including roads and rail lines, are frequently impassable due to the size and nature of these protests. Peru and ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (July 12-13)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding protests in Chinchero District of Cusco Department on July 12 and 13th.  The protests will be organized by the Consejo de Coordinación Regional (CCR) regarding the timeline for the completion of the Chinchero Airport project.  Peru Rail has cancelled rail service ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Sacred Valley (May 30-31)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding planned protests in Urubamba and Chincheros on May 30 and 31. Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services. For up to date information, please visit the Peruvian Tourist and Travel website here. Demonstrations in Peru ...
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Inca Trail Closure

Attention U.S. Citizens living in or traveling to Peru.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be closed throughout February 2017 for maintenance. The Director of the Cultural Department of Cusco has noted that this annual maintenance is done to improve the overall traveler’s experience, improving the pedestrian walkway, repairing wooden bridges, cleaning of drainage channels ...
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