Cuzco Airport Suspends Operations Following Protests

Peruvian international airport suspends its operations due to protests demanding dismissal of Boluarte

On January 25, 2023 the Ministry of Transport and Communications reported that the preventative closure of the Velasco Astete international airport in Cuzco has taken place as a precautionary measure, due to the ongoing demonstrations against the Peruvian government of Dina Baluarte. The closure of this third most important airport in Peru is an effort to preserve the safety of people and aircraft operations.

Since January 9, protests have broken out as the protesters demand for the electoral advance, the closure of the Congress, and a new constitution. Furthermore, the pre-Hispanic ruins of Machu Picchu, the main tourist attraction in Peru, has also been closed “until further notice” in order to safeguard the safety of tourists in general.

In cases of ticket purchase from January 21- one month duration after the social mobilizations ends, it will be replaced by new tickets or your money be refunded. According to the reports, 62 deaths have taken place since December, including direct casualties, police officers and related incidents. Agencia EFA has prohibited the redistribution and redistribution of all or part of the its contents, without the prior consent of the agency.

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