Two C-130 (Hercules) aircrafts of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took off, this Tuesday (24) morning, from Rio de Janeiro and Belém, to Cuzco (Peru), in order to rescue Brazilians who are isolated in that city.
The operation, determined by the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonaro, is a coordinated action by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The first FAB C-130, which took off from Rio de Janeiro, will make a stopover in Porto Velho before landing in Cuzco.
FAB's second C-130 took off from Belém to Porto Velho this Tuesday. On Wednesday morning (25), it will fly to Cuzco.
The aircrafts are expected to arrive in Brazil on Thursday night (26), after approximately a 16-hour flight. The operation will evacuate the Brazilians identified by the Embassy of Brazil and who were unable to return home by other means.
It should be noted that commercial flights are also planned from Cuzco and Lima. Brazilians interested in embarking on those flights must follow the guidelines of the Embassy, published on the page: https://www.facebook.com/Embajadadebrasilperu/
Itamaraty is in talks with the Peruvian authorities and airlines about the repatriation of Brazilians stranded in Peru and recommends that interested parties follow the notifications on the above link.