Travel advisory to Peru currently

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is it safe to travel to peru right now?

In fact, it is as many other countries in the world, but these last times have been very
new events that has put our country in the world gaze
As of today, everything is very calm because the armed forces and the police are
guarding the cities and also because the protesters have taken a truce until January
But, let’s recount what happened in Peru since December 7 th , day that President Pedro
Castillo carried out a coup against Congress. For this, that same day, he was
supposedly going to be sentenced for a large number of corrupt acts that involved him
and his family and close environment. It was a day on which much of Peru was
focused on Congress, where an impeachment vote was planned against the president
on corruption charges.
But shortly before noon, the Peruvian leader addressed the country in a surprise
televised address. He announced the dissolution of Congress and the installation of an
emergency government, stunning political leaders across the spectrum, including his
own allies, by effectively trying to carry out what was widely condemned as an
attempted coup to cling to power.
Government officials resigned en masse. The top court declared the move
unconstitutional. And the country’s armed forces and the national police issued a joint
statement suggesting they would not support him. But shortly before noon, the
Peruvian leader addressed the country in a surprise televised address. He announced
the dissolution of Congress and the installation of an emergency government, stunning
political leaders across the spectrum, including his own allies, by effectively trying to
carry out what was widely condemned as an attempted coup to cling to power.
By then, president Pedro Castillo had already been governing the country for 18
months, from almost the beginning, the allegations of corruption began, first from his
nephews, then he passed on to some ministers to continue with his wife, sister-in-law
and himself.
By day’s end, Pedro Castillo, 53, was ousted from power and under arrest. Dina
Boluarte, his vice president, was sworn in as president and became the first woman to
lead Peru.
All of this caused the people who had supposedly voted for Castillo and still believed in
him to take to the streets and begin a series of very strong demonstrations in most of
the country's cities. They were very hard days, only the police repelled the
demonstrators without being able to achieve much since there were not enough troops
on the streets. For this reason, 5 days into this conflict, the new government ordered
the armed forces to take to the streets to put order
The protesters had tough confrontations, joined by all the rioters that have always been
there and criminals, which made the situation much more dangerous. The criminals
began looting stores and warehouses
The difficult situation lasted for several days, then it decreased and only focused on the
south of the country. Arequipa, Cusco, Puno, Apurimac and Ayacucho did not yield

Little by little, the dense situation and confrontations, where many were injured and a
few died, subsided and calm returned to the cities, always guarded by the armed
forces.
It is well known that the first sector that felt very affected was tourism. The
cancellations began, the transports stopped, the trains stopped running, the southern
airports had been closed so that no flight could arrive or leave and hundreds of
passengers were affected
As said before, everything is calm, airports operating, train companies, land and river
transportation, and all tourist attractions open, including the world-famous Machu
Picchu
All Peruvians hope that the calm continues and remains as it was before.

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