FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Abigail Smith and thousands of others are trying to come home.
"I am an intern here in Cusco, Peru with a charity. That does projects with women's empowerment, environmental sustainability and also street dogs. There's a huge street dog problem here," she explained.
Smith said the borders of Peru were closed Sunday, and a flight was scheduled for her to leave Monday, but it was canceled.
"They gave us 15 days, but there might be 15 days and just one day to get out. Flights after those 15 days, flights are either $2,000 or $3,000 flights and a lot of people can't afford it. I know I can't afford it. It's just not a good way to handle a situation. A lot of people here are going to remain stuck," Smith said.
Now she and thousands are waiting for how and when they can come back to the states.
Smith said there is a U.S Tasks Force to help trapped Americans and they are working on something with commercial airlines, but she said there is not enough communication among law enforcement for people to leave.
She said even if people have documents to leave they are still stuck because of police there.