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Health Alert: Peru, Flights Update and International Airport Guidelines

Location: Peru (countrywide)     

   

Upcoming Flight: Solange Reps-Lima to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, September 17 operated by Delta Airlines.  Interested travelers should complete this form: https://solangereps.typeform.com/to/cRAAqMIK.  This flight is open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).  For additional information on the above flights, contact private tour operator  Solange Reps directly by calling or sending a WhatsApp message to +1-786-387-0000, +51-952-396-417  or +51 987 565171 or visiting their Facebook page: Solange Reps Tu Mayorista.  All other U.S. Embassy approved flights are sold out. 


U.S. citizens who wish to depart Peru, should purchase a ticket NOW.  DO NOT WAIT FOR THE U.S. EMBASSY TO CONTACT YOU.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may be subject to additional questioning or denied boarding by Peruvian government authorities prior to exiting the country.  Visa and ESTA holders, including those accompanying U.S. citizens, should be prepared to provide supporting documentation to Peruvian Immigration ​confirming your emergency need to depart Peru. 


Jorge Chávez International Airport Guidelines

All repatriation flights depart from the Jorge Chávez International Airport.  Please keep the following in mind as you are making travel arrangements, and plan accordingly: 

  • Be prepared to wait for extended periods of time. The return to ​commercial airport is likely to produce delays as new measures are implemented.
  • Only ticketed passengers will be allowed entry to the airport.  Family and friends should stay home in order to follow all social distancing measures and Ministry of Health protocols.
  • All passengers are subject to security screening.
  • All passengers are subject to health screening before boarding.  Passengers should expect to have their temperature taken and should be prepared to answer health-related questions.  Passengers suspected of having COVID-19 will not be allowed to board. 
  • ​Limited snacks ​and other food are available at the airport. Repatriation flights have limited food options.
  • Bring your own sanitizer and wipes​ but note that liquids may be restricted due to airport security regulations.
  • Face masks AND face shields are required at all times at Jorge Chávez International Airport.  Face masks are required while traveling on the airplane to comply with Peruvian and U.S. government regulations.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • Check with your travel provider in advance to arrange appropriate accessibility measures prior to arriving at the airport.  Wheelchair availability may be limited.  Airline staff can assist in very limited circumstances.  If you need additional assistance, you may need to travel with a companion who can assist.
Jorge Chávez International Airport remains closed for commercial flights.  International borders remain closed.  If you remain in Peru, please continue to follow Peruvian government health and safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions. See U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Webpage for up-to-date information on safety guidelines and quarantine restrictions.    

Miami International Airport Traveler Information: Please review  Traveler Information on what to expect upon arriving to the Miami International Airport: 
  • Wear a face covering, as required by Miami-Dade county, and maintain social distancing of at least 6 ft. (2 meters) while traveling.
  • Face coverings, hand sanitizer, and gloves can be purchased at several concessions. 
  • Follow the social distancing ground markings throughout the terminal. 
  • Check-in online or on your phone before arriving at the airport to minimize touchpoints when going through security. 
  • Prepare to lower your facial covering at the TSA checkpoint so officers can verify your identity with your photo ID. 
  • When going through security checkpoints consider placing your phone and any items in your pocket into your bag.  
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizing stations can also be found throughout the airport. 
  • If you need to cough or sneeze remember to cover your mouth with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including mobile phones. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Arrive at least two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight to allow time for social distancing measures.
  • Any individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400.  

For Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru 

Avenida La Encalada 1615 

Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima 

+51-1-618-2000 

LimaACS@state.gov 

https://pe.usembassy.gov 

  

State Department – Consular Affairs 

+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444 

  

Peru Country Information 

U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Webpage 

  

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