Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (February 28, 2018)

Location: Cusco, Peru

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding a transportation strike and related road blocks in Cusco that could last up to two days.  Roads between Cusco and the Sacred Valley are expected to be blocked beginning at midnight on February 28. U.S. citizens are urged to educate themselves about these protests prior to traveling into and through the area.  Information about the status of demonstrations throughout the country can be obtained through iPeru at, or by telephone at +511-574-8000.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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
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