On 13 February, the US Embassy in Lima, Peru alerted US citizens to a possible kidnap threat in the Cusco and Machu Picchu areas. The Embassy has responded to information received about a criminal organization thought to be planning to kidnap US travellers in the popular tourist attractions of Cusco and Machu Picchu. It is thought that the threat will last at least until the end of February.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no information to suggest that British nationals may be targeted, however, they do advise travellers as always to remain vigilant. Travellers to Peru should check the FCO website for the latest advice.