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Peru Travel Advisory Updated by U.S. State Department

May 1, 2022 • 2:02 pm CDT
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The U.S. Department of State recently issued an update to the Level 2 Travel Advisory; Exercise Increased Caution, as some areas in this South American country have increased risk.

The State Department suggested on April 27, 2022, do not travel to:

  • The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region.
  • The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin.

The U.S. government says it 'has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as personnel are restricted from traveling to these areas.'

However, U.S. government officials and their families are permitted to travel within many areas of the Department of Cusco, including the Machu Picchu area, the Sacred Valley, and the city of Cusco.

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Health recently established health and safety guidelines for air travel. 

If you decide to travel to Peru, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to be located in case of an emergency.

The U.S. Embassy Lima opened in 1920 and is located at Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n, Surco, Lima 33, Peru.

And read the Embassy's COVID-19 page for local health information, as the Government of Peru extended the health emergency through August 28, 2022.

Furthermore, the U.S. CDC's webpage to review the latest travel-vaccine recommendations for Peru, such as yellow fever.

Pre-trip vaccination services are available in the U.S. at certified pharmacies and clinics.

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