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Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

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Cusco, Peru
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Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

Just got this this morning.

The U.S. Embassy has conducted a thorough review of current information surrounding the potential kidnapping threat against U.S. citizens in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area by members of a criminal organization. Based upon this review, the February 13 restriction on travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to the region has been lifted.

Alexandria, Va
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1. Re: Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

Lyle - I appreciate the post, but where did you see that? The warning is still on the embassy website. Thanks.

New York City, New...
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2. Re: Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

They sent out an email, I assume the website will be updated soon as well. I've copied the first few paragraphs below for anyone who is interested:

"Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Reduction of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Cusco

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

March 6, 2013

The U.S. Embassy has conducted a thorough review of current information surrounding the potential kidnapping threat against U.S. citizens in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area by members of a criminal organization. Based upon this review, the February 13 restriction on travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to the region has been lifted.

The Embassy continues to strongly recommend that when traveling in areas near the Peruvian “VRAEM” Emergency Zone, defined by the Government of Peru as parts of the Regions of Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica and Junin, U.S. citizens heighten their security awareness and implement additional security measures. You can find additional tips for safe travel here. The full listing of areas to which Embassy travel is restricted are included in the Threats to Safety and Security section of our Country Specific Information for Peru.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Peru enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy."

Cusco, Peru
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3. Re: Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

Thanks for the backup brockin 07.

kaudrey, if you signup for the Embassy's smart traveler program they will send you e-mail updates, guess they are not as efficient with the website updates.

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

It is on both their website and facebook page this afternoon.

…usembassy.gov/warden/emergency_messages.html

5. Re: Peru Travel Restrictions Lifted

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