Over 6,000 Venezuelans have entered Peru in last 48 hours

Photo: EFE

Photo: EFE

13:29 | Lima, Jun. 13.

The entry of Venezuelan citizens to Peru —through its northern border— has considerably increased after President Martin Vizcarra announced that migrants from the Bolivarian nation will be required passports and humanitarian visas in order to enter Peruvian territory.

Long lines of Venezuelans can be seen at the Binational Border Attention Center (CEBAF) trying to enter the Inca country before June 15, date on which the measure will take effect. 

This action is aimed at regulating the entry of migrants from the Bolivarian nation.

According to Tumbes region Governor Wilmer Dios Benites, over 6,000 Venezuelan citizens have entered the Inca country between June 11 and 12. So far, they have been asked for basic documentation, such as an IDs or Andean Migration Cards to allow their entry. 

Likewise, he mentioned foreign citizens denote an investment that is covered with the regional government's money. 

Furthermore, the Governor explained each migrant goes through a vaccine evaluation. Thus, approximately 2,000 doses per days are necessary to meet the demand. 


Published: 6/13/2019
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