Foreign Affairs Minister Gustavo Meza-Cuadra on Monday reported that
Given to the closure of borders and of Jorge Chavez International Airport, a first transfer of S/12.9 million (about US$3.81 million) was ordered —which has already been executed— to support Peruvians stranded abroad. Additionally, a second transfer of S/7 million (about US$2.07 million) was made, which is still under execution.
Before the completion of State flights from other countries, the diplomat said that he is evaluating charter flights to be financed by the Republic of Peru and the returning Peruvian citizens, as well as joint flights with other nations that have compatriots abroad.
"Repatriation efforts will be more focused on the cities where there are more compatriots; for instance, there are cases in Miami (U.S), Australia
, and South Africa from where the return is complex," he added.
Later, the high-ranking official specified that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
has a virtual registry for Peruvians who want to return to their country. So far, there are a total of 10,000 registered. He also lamented the death of 82 Peruvians abroad due to the pandemic.
Remarks were made during the minister's participation in the virtual session of Congress' Foreign Affairs Commission.