Last Updated: 01/26/2023 03:14PM ET
Throughout December 2022 and January 2023, ongoing anti-government protests in Peru have created significant unrest throughout the country. On December 14, 2022, a nationwide State of Emergency was ordered in Peru, and the CDC issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Peru shortly after, stating travelers should “reconsider travel” to the country. Most recently, on January 21, Peru indefinitely shut down the tourist attraction Machu Picchu as the protests have continued to engulf the country.
For travelers with an upcoming trip to Peru: Unfortunately, within most travel insurance policies, standard cancellation and delay benefits do not offer coverage for civil or political unrest. If the CDC alert becomes a Level 4 Advisory, select policies may offer cancellation benefits. The Cancel For Any Reason benefit can provide the most flexibility for travelers with an upcoming trip to Peru.
For travelers who are currently traveling in Peru: The Non-Medical Evacuation benefit can transport travelers from a place of danger to a place of safety in the event of civil or political unrest. However, unfortunately, most policies will not off Trip Interruption coverage. However, similar to Trip Cancellation, if the CDC alert becomes a Level 4 Advisory, select policies may offer interruption coverage.
The Peru Civil Unrest Travel Insurance Information Center includes advice for travelers and answers to our most commonly asked questions about the situation. This information is subject to change. Squaremouth’s experts will continue to update this information as the situation evolves.
Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage relating to the civil unrest in Peru. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.