The XVIII Pan American Games are to be held in the capital Lima from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, August 11, followed by the VI Parapan American Games held from Friday, August 23, to Sunday, September 1. While the opening ceremony for the Pan American Games is scheduled for July 26, preliminary rounds began on Wednesday, July 24. Around 9500 athletes will travel to Peru for the games along with tens of thousands of tourists expected to attend. Events will take place at sporting venues in and around the capital, including Villa Deportiva Nacional Videna (VIDENA), Villa Deportiva Regional del Callao, and the Estadio Nacional del Perú. A full schedule of the competitions can be found on the Lima 2019 website.
Heightened security measures will be in place throughout the games at sports arenas, hotels, and other related venues. Crowded conditions, an increased demand for accommodations, and traffic disruptions are also anticipated in the city.
Individuals present and traveling to Lima during the games are advised to anticipate crowded conditions, traffic disruptions, a heightened security presence, and to follow all instructions issued by local authorities.
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