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Peru PM: Migratory measures not to close doors to Venezuelans

00:00 | Lima, Aug. 23.

The Peruvian Government clarified that recent migratory measures —like the passport requirement for Venezuelans— do not intend to close doors to citizens of the neighboring country but strengthen control of people crossing into national territory.

Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva explained Peru has reiterated its solidarity with citizens of the Bolivarian nation facing a severe economic, political, and social crisis, as well as food and basic goods shortage.

"The measures taken by the country do not imply closing its doors to Venezuelan citizens but strengthening control of those entering the country," he said at a press conference.

According to Villanueva, allowing their entry with the mere presentation of safe-conducts was a way to help Venezuelan nationals escape from the crisis. However, this document does not provide needed personal information. 

"The only additional demand is the passport, but in every case, Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries are considering children, pregnant women, and seniors are the ones, who will be given special treatment regarding the measures we take," he added.

As is known, Interior Minister Mauro Medina announced Venezuelans will require a passport to enter Peru starting August 25.

The measure is intended to provide conditions for ensuring an orderly, safe entry of people into the Inca country.

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Published: 8/23/2018
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