Peru Travel Warning
Issued by U.S. State Department
Dec 01, 2001
The U.S. Embassy in Lima and Peruvian authorities have noted evidence of an increase in activity by members of the Shining Path terrorist organization. It is possible that Shining Path activity could be directed against U.S. citizens and interests, especially around anniversary dates significant to the Shining Path throughout the month of December.
The Embassy and U.S. facilities remain open to the public, but may close from time to time to review their security posture. American citizen visitors and residents in Peru should review their personal security situation and exercise caution.
For further information concerning travel to Peru, travelers should consult the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet for Peru at http://travel.state.gov/peru.html.
This Public Announcement expires January 31, 2002.