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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Government was given clearance to arrange a repatriation flight following a phone call between Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the Peruvian foreign minister. Stock photo: Getty

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Government was given clearance to arrange a repatriation flight following a phone call between Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the Peruvian foreign minister. Stock photo: Getty

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Government was given clearance to arrange a repatriation flight following a phone call between Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the Peruvian foreign minister. Stock photo: Getty

More than 100 Irish citizens stranded in Peru are expected to be flown back to Ireland tomorrow.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Government was given clearance to arrange a repatriation flight following a phone call between Tánaiste Simon Coveney and the Peruvian foreign minister.

Arrangements are being made for the internal transport of those in Cusco and Lima.

"Diplomatic clearance has been given for a repatriation flight now scheduled for Sunday at 4pm," a statement from the DFA said.

"Our embassy in Santiago (Chile) is in contact with our citizens on the ground in Peru keeping them informed.

"A large amount of effort is also going into arrangements for the internal transport of our citizens, especially from Cusco to Lima.

"That remains a very challenging situation."

Irish Independent