Skip Global Navigation to Main Content
Skip Breadcrumb Navigation
Demonstration Notices

Demonstration Notices (2016)

  • April 5, 2016: Planned Demonstration in Downtown Lima

    April 5 marks the anniversary of former President Alberto Fujimori’s closing Congress and the courts in Peru. This date has seen protests throughout Peru in the past and, as this year’s anniversary falls within one week of Peru’s national elections, it is possible that the planned gatherings and demonstrations will be volatile. Read more... »

  • April 4, 2016: Large Public Gatherings and Demonstrations

    The U.S. Embassy has been informed of the following large public gatherings and demonstrations that may impact personal security and traffic patterns in areas throughout Peru. Please exercise caution if in these locations during the below listed dates and times. Protests can last for hours – in some cases, days – beyond the time identified. A crowd’s mood could change or escalate... Read more... »

  • January 13, 2016: Planned Demonstrations

    The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There is potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence in areas Read more... »

  • January 5, 2016: Planned Demonstrations

    The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There is potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence in areas frequented by Read more... »

Demonstration Notices (2015)

  • November 5, 2015: Planned Demonstrations and Large Public Gatherings throughout Peru – November 5-19, 2015

    The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large gatherings that may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in areas throughout Peru. Please exercise caution if in these locations during the below listed dates and times. Protests can last for hours after the time identified. Please plan accordingly. Read more... »

  • October 29, 2015: Public Transportation Strike in Lima

    A strike by transportation workers in Lima is scheduled for October 29, 2015. The strike will last for all of October 29, may involve up to 28,000 vehicles, and may encompass all districts of Lima. If the strike reaches its full potential, travelers should anticipate severe reductions in bus, taxi, and other public transportation availability. Additionally, there may be groups of Read more... »

  • UPDATE #2: October 21-22, 2015, Demonstrations in Cusco

    Public transportation still is not operating in the city of Cusco. Train and bus service to the Sacred Valley (Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and Machu Picchu also remains suspended on October 22. Peruvian National Police have deployed to ensure security at the Cusco airport and maintain a secure corridor between the airport and city center. The Embassy recommends travelers Read more... »

  • UPDATE: October 21-22, 2015, Demonstrations in Cusco

    As of 9am, October 21, most public transportation is not operating in the city of Cusco. Train and bus service to the Sacred Valley (Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and Machu Picchu also has been suspended for October 21. Peruvian National Police have deployed to ensure security at the Cusco airport and maintain a secure corridor between the airport and city center.  Read more... »

  • October 21-22, 2015: Protests in Cusco May Cause Travel Delays

    The Embassy has received reports of a scheduled demonstration in Cusco on October 21-22, 2015. Several large civic and labor groups are scheduled to participate, including transportation unions. Public transportation will be limited and some main roads may be blocked during the demonstrations. While some private taxis will remain in service for tourists, traffic conditions and availability  Read more... »

  • September 23, 2015: Planned Public Demonstrations (Sept 24-30)

    The Embassy regularly posts Demonstration Notices on our website, containing basic information about strikes, protests, or other public gatherings planned throughout Peru. This list of Demonstration Notices has been updated. Please consult the list to see whether events may be planned in or near an area where you are traveling. While traveling in Peru, you may also... Read more... »

  • August 24, 2015: Protest and Large Public Gathering Planned in Iquitos on August 25

    The Embassy has received reports of a planned protest in Iquitos on August 25, 2015, which may attract several thousand participants; some estimates range as high as 6000. A public gathering on this scale may cause traffic jams or transportation disruptions, and may also pose personal security risks for non-participants in Read more... »

  • May 12-15, 2015: Strike and Potential Demonstrations in Arequipa

    During recent protests of the proposed Tia Maria copper mining project in the province of Islay (on the coast of Peru, southwest of the city Arequipa) violent clashes erupted involving protesters and local police. The government of Peru has responded by sending additional military and law enforcement resources to Islay in order to keep the peace. Read more... »

  • April 1, 2015: Large Public Gatherings Planned Throughout Peru through April 11, 2015

    The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed RSO of the list of large public gatherings that may have significant impact on traffic in Lima and at other locations within Peru. Read more... »

  • March 5, 2015: Protests in Peru March 5-19

    The Embassy has received reports of several large public gatherings below that may have significant impact on safety and traffic in the areas of Peru identified. Please exercise caution and plan your travel to avoid these areas during these times. Protests can last for hours after the time identified. Please plan accordingly.  Read more... »

  • January 15, 2015: Demonstration in Lima

    The Embassy has received reports of a protest planned in Lima on January 15th at 5:00pm. Several thousand protestors are expected to march from Plaza 2 de Mayo and Plaza San Martin to the Peruvian Congress. Read more... »