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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:50 PM

Out of medication, US woman boards flight from Peru to US

Source: AP

By MITCH WEISS, HOLBROOK MOHR and MATTHEW LEE

A 33-year-old American woman running out of her life-saving medication to treat her auto-immune disease finally boarded a flight home Wednesday after being stuck in Peru for about 10 days, but hundreds of other U.S. citizens remained stranded after the South American nation closed its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I could not be happier,” Anna, who requested that her last name not be made public due to privacy concerns related to her medical condition, said after getting on the plane in Cusco.

At the same time, it was bittersweet. On the way to the airport, Anna and her husband saw a long line of Americans hoping to get on the flight. Her husband told The Associated Press that some people have been “sitting outside the airport for a week.”

“So obviously not everyone on line was getting on this flight,” he said, adding that there were 167 passengers on the LATAM plane, which was organized by the U.S. State Department and allowed to land by Peruvian authorities, unlike previous planes.



Tourists from the United States wait outside the closed Jorge Chavez International Airport for a member of the U.S. Embassy to escort them to a flight that will fly them back to the U.S., in Callao Peru, Friday, March 20, 2020, on the fifth day of a state of emergency decreed by the government to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:53 PM

1. why would peru care about people who are leaving. jeez nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:40 PM

3. Why should Peru care about Equador entering Peru, the Equedorians don't care ...

reciprocal agreement require enforcement by both sides as in: Peru won't let compromised Peruvian originating traffic enter the US and in return the US won't let its compromise traffic leave for Peru.

There's bureaucracy and paper work on both sides and a mechanism for allowing certain cases through. This is just one problem with running ports of entry/exit in the time of the Trump Pandemic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:23 PM

2. the flight crew and staff could be carriers

Maybe they're scared of the flight crew and staff.

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