Aaron Rodgers barely sneaks out of Peru before coronavirus closures

Rodgers said he and his group made it out of Peru "15 minutes" before the country's borders closed.
Posted at 8:47 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 16:54:36-04

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers narrowly avoided being trapped abroad last week.

On a podcast featuring former Packer A.J. Hawk, Rodgers said he and three others nearly got stuck in Peru nine days ago. His group flew out just before the country shut down its borders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"When we rolled up to the airport at like 7 in the morning it was wall to wall people and you couldn't move," he said. "And I was thinking this isn't very safe. Not many masks on and there was definitely a panic in the air but I somehow made it through."

Rodgers was flying on a private plane, and said he probably would not have made it out if he had been flying commercial.

"They had a drop dead time where they were going to shut the entire airport down and we made it by about 15 minutes," he said.

Rodgers said he is currently on the west coast of the United States. He said neither he nor the other three people he was with have exhibited any symptoms.

Most of Peru's confirmed cases have been in Lima, the capital. Rodgers said he and his group were in the Cusco region of Peru.

Information used in this story was obtained via the Pat McAfee Show.