State of emergency declared in Peru due to ongoing violent protests

A 60-day state of emergency for the region of Tambo Valley will begin May 23, 2015, after another violent protest. Protests have been ongoing and are expected to continue as residents rally against a copper mining project.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that these protests are expected to be ongoing. Also, the state of emergency will suspend the right to freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, and allow search without warrant.

Strikes and demonstrations are planned for May 27 and 28, 2015, in various regions of the country, including Arequipa, Cusco, Ica, Piura and Puno. Expect roads to be blocked. Avoid these areas of protests and rallies due to potential violence. Four people have been killed in these protests so far.