Peru Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
May 05, 2003
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the
continued potential for terrorist activity by Sendero Luminoso and other
groups in Peru, in the weeks leading up to and following May 17, an
important anniversary for these groups. This Public Announcement expires on
July 24, 2003.
U.S.-citizen visitors and residents in Peru should exercise caution. There
are indications that terrorist organizations are continuing to plan actions
directed against U.S. citizens and U.S. interests in Peru. U.S. citizens
are advised to be vigilant and avoid crowds and public areas, particularly
those areas where Americans and other foreigners are known to congregate or
visit. If such facilities cannot be avoided, U.S. citizens should increase
their security awareness at such locations.
Peruvian authorities are providing increased security at the U.S. Embassy
and U.S.-affiliated facilities. The U.S. Embassy remains open to the
Information on travel and security in Peru may be obtained from the
Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States; from
overseas, call 1-317-472-2328. The U.S. Embassy in Lima can be contacted by
phone at (511) 434-3000, and the Consular Agent in Cuzco at (511)
84-9-62-1369. Travelers may also consult the Department of State's Consular
Information Sheet for Peru and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement
found on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.